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The plant shelf of the future: adaptive, resourceful and sustainable

The new Citysens plant shelf is a practical design, adaptable to your needs and respectful with the environment.

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The only plant shelf that adapts to you

We all love plants. Plants bring life to any space, relax us, and even clean the air of pollutants. Even so, the lack of time and space don't allow to have as many plants as we'd like to.

The Citysens shelf is a modular system designed to enjoy more plants in any space.

Thanks to its minimalist and intuitive design, you'll be able to mount your own vertical plant structure to make the most of the space next to the window or on the balcony.

Each tray precisely couples to two wooden rods. These pieces can be combined in any angle and create thousands of different combinations: a vertical structure attached to the wall, a separator screen, a square structure with plants on all four sides...create your own shelf!

Designed for plants and much more

We've taken care of all the details. The design of the trays includes a 1 cm flange to ensure the stability of the pots and prevent the irrigation water from falling to the ground.

Cleaning the trays is as easy as passing a wet cloth or putting them in the dishwasher.

The structure is stable by itself, but if you want it to grow high or you live with a curious cat or dog, you can anchor it to the ground or to the wall.

Automatic drip irrigation for your plants

Water tank, timer and drippers
Water tank, timer and drippers

The new automatic drip irrigation system is designed as a 30-days plant sitter which adapts to each plant irrigation needs. It includes adjustable drippers, irrigation programmer and an 8-liter water tank with wooden lid. You won't need a plug nearby.

Irrigation tubes behind the shelf
Irrigation tubes behind the shelf

Create your own shelf

At CitySens we believe that the future of plant care is adaptability. That means the products have to adapt to your needs and lifestyle.

In this line of thought, the CitySens shelf comes with several kits that you can add if they meet your needs.

Matching plant pots

Along with the new CitySens shelf, we propose Elho plants pots that perfectly match the design of the CitySens shelf. There are 4 colors available to choose once the campaign ends. If you already have a thousand plants at home and you want to create your own set, use your own plant pots! We'll love to see your own combination.

Plant sensor

If you don't know if the space you have is adecuate for the plants you like, this bluetooth sensor will tell you if the plants have the light, temperature, water and nutrients to grow healthy. It includes iOS and Android APP with a library of thousands of plants. A collaboration with HHCC.

Herbs kit

We collaborate with Marta @Planteaenverde to propose you a herbs kit that turns your kitchen into a urban garden full of aromatic herbs .

The kit includes 6 aromatic herbs, pots, substrate and a great guide with growing tips and tricks by Planteaenverde.

Educational kit

For families with children, we propose a kit of activities to discover nature. Designed together with Carla Peña @Earlychildfood. They're activities inspired by the Montessori and Positive Discipline pedagogy.

The kit includes 6 easy-to-grow flower seeds packs, pots, substrate and a guide with educational materials edited by Earlychildfood.

Air purifying kit

NASA studies have shown that some plants clean the air we breathe from pollutants. Every day we breathe 11.400 liters of air...purifying plants can become our lifeline.

The kit includes 6 purifying plants, 6 matching pots and a plant care manual.

Choose your reward!

If you like the new CitySens shelf ¡join this crowdfunding campaign!

Choose your pledge according to the reward that better suits your needs.

We'll send you an email so you choose your reward.

We do this crowdfunding campaign to create a community who makes the new product a reality and at the same time that:

  1. Every one chooses the product that better suits his/her needs.

  2. Take the final design decisions together: color, details, plants, etc.

  3. Adjust the launch price to the minimum possible with a saving of 35% on the final price.

Characteristics

Size
Each tray measures 47 cm long, 20 cm wide and 10 cm high.
Each rod measures 30cm long and has a diameter of 3 cm.

Available colors
Trays and connectors will be available in mat black and mat white (to choose at the end of the campaign).

Components
Each shelf includes the number of trays chosen together with wooden rods and enough connectors to assemble it in different combinations. Includes assembly manual.

Materials
The tray and connector will be manufactured in Alicante (Spain) with 100% recyclable polypropylene. Black pieces will be made with 100% recycled and 100% recyclable polypropylene.
The wooden rods will be manufactured in Guipuzcua (Spain) with beech wood with PEFC seal.

Timeline

These are the steps we'll make to send you the new CitySens shelf as soon as possible.

May 2019 - July 2019 Manufacture of tray and connector molds.

June 2019 Purchase of all components: wooden rods, boxes, etc.

July 2019 Manufacture and assembly set-up.

August 2019 Manufacture of the trays and connectors.

September 2019 Assembly at the Santa Teresa Foundation and delivery to your home.

CitySens history

CitySens was born in 2015 with the aim of bringing nature to people living in the city. Lack of time and space is a real problem to enjoy plants in our day to day. Many people told us: "I love them but don't have enogh room for plants." or "I'm frustated, I kill them all."

The first CitSens product was a vertical self-watering planter, launched in 2015 thanks to 265 backers. The CitySens vertical planter has been recognized with international design awards such as the German Design Award or the European Product Design Award.

All the work we do at CitySens makes sense when someone tells us: "Thanks to you, I don't kill plants anymore!" or "My favorite home corner is full of plants!"

Furthermore, we want our activity to have a positive impact on society. That is why CitySens products are manufactured in Spain and assembled in Santa Teresa Foundation, in El Vendrell, Tarragona. Together, we work for the social and labor inclusion of people with different abilities.

CitySens team

CitySens team is formed by Xavi Rius, Xènia Grados, F. Xavier Rius, Francisco Andrade and Pär Blanking.

Collaborations

This product wouldn't be possible without the collaboration of many people who believe in this project.

Product design: Lúcid Design Agency

Photography: Alba Rodriguez

Vídeo: Biel Capdevila

Graphic design: Gerard Joan

Herbs kit: Marta Rosique @Planteaenverde

Educational kit: Carla Peña @Earlychildfood

3D impresion and customization: Laserlab 3D

Moulding: Casa Vigar

Mounting: Fundació Santa Teresa

Mentoring: Joaquím Guilera and all the Netmentora Catalunya team

Design awards

Press

Join the #CitySens community

Share your photos of the #citysens shelf and keep updated with the project's news joining the community in Instagram - Facebook - Twitter

+ Info

Meet us at C/ Pau del Protectorat 16, Tarragona, Spain

Website citysens.com
Call us at +34 606197713

FAQ

  • How does automatic irrigation work?

    The CitySens automatic watering shelving system is made up of an 8L water tank with a watertight wooden lid, an irrigation programmer with a water pump, a water level, irrigation pipes and adjustable drippers.
    Once the structure is assembled, the irrigation pipes are passed through guides on the edges of the tray. Each tube ends in a plant with its adjustable dripper according to the irrigation needs. The programmer allows to indicate the frequency and the time of irrigation. The kit includes a user manual with instructions for installation and programming.

  • Can components be added or removed to the shelf?

    The Citysens shelving is a modular and adaptable system, designed to add or separate elements when you need it. For example, you can add more shelves whenever you want. You can also use the elements separately, for example, dividing the shelf of 6 into one of 4 and another of 2.

  • Which shelving option is the best according to your needs?

    The new CitySens shelving and the kits that accompany it allow a thousand combinations. That's great, but it may be a bit confusing: Which option is the best for me? What is better for me?

    We have prepared a simple survey with only 6 questions to help you choose the best shelf option according to your needs. Tell us what you need and we will tell you what is best for you: https://citysens.typeform.com/to/YlCKG8

    Answer the survey and we will send you our proposal of the model that best suits your needs. You are sure to help you!

Do you have any other queries or questions?

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  • RobertoAV

    RobertoAV

    3 hours

    Deseando incorporar la estantería :)

  • CitySens

    CitySens
    Author

    10 days

    Gracias Valentí! Pronto llegaremos al 100%! Gracias por sumarte al proyecto!

  • ¡Ánimos equipo, a por el 100%!

  • CitySens

    CitySens
    Author

    17 days

    Gràcies Marga! Us anirem explicant tots els avenços :-)

  • Marga

    Marga

    18 days

    Estare impacient fins setembre. Sort!!!!

  • CitySens

    CitySens
    Author

    21 days

    Mil gracias Marta! La estantería te irá genial para disfrutar de tu huerto urbano de aromáticas en la cocina!

  • CitySens

    CitySens
    Author

    21 days

    Moltes gràcies Laura!! Gràcies per formar part del projecte des del principi! :-)

  • CitySens

    CitySens
    Author

    21 days

    Completamente de acuerdo Albert, la estantería irá genial para disfrutar de más plantas en la oficina. En un espacio donde es tan importante el orden, la estantería es ideal! Gracias!!

  • CitySens

    CitySens
    Author

    21 days

    Moltes gràcies Núria! Abraçada gran!

  • Marta

    Marta

    21 days

    Mucha suerte!

#03 / Todos los detalles del Kit huerto urbano

Buenos días familia!

hoy os quería contar todos los detalles del kit huerto urbano que hemos preparado para acompañar la estantería CitySens.

Cuando empezamos a diseñar la nueva estantería para plantas, uno de los requisitos que tuvimos en cuenta fue que tuviera más espacio para plantas que el macetero vertical CitySens. Con más espacio se pueden tener más variedad de plantas, o plantas más grandes o cultivar un huerto urbano!

Cultivar un huerto urbano no es complicado, tan solo se deben elegir las plantas adecuadas para el lugar donde lo tengamos, conocer 4 trucos básicos para su cuidado y el riego automático hace el resto. Nosotros aprendimos todo esto de la mano de Marta Rosique de @PlanteaEnVerde, así que le propusimos colaborar para crear un buen kit que uniera sus conocimientos con nuestros diseños para disfrutar de un huerto urbano en cualquier rincón de casa.

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#02 / Presentación de la estantería CitySens en Barcelona

¡Buenos días familia!

empezamos la semana con noticias!

Ya llevamos el 74% del objetivo gracias a los 75 mecenas que habéis apostado por el proyecto :-) ¡Muchas gracias! ¡Seguimos sumando!

Además...

¡Esta semana haremos la presentación de la nueva estantería para plantas CitySens en Barcelona!

Será en el mercado al aire libre Flors al mercat un espacio con productos de diseño, plantas, flores, talleres, vermut y música.

¿Cuándo? Domingo 19 mayo entre 10:00 y 19:15
¿Dónde? Plaça de Margarida Xirgu (Poble-sec, Barcelona)
+info florsalmercat.cat

Si estás en Barcelona o alrededores será la oportunidad ideal para que puedas ver el prototipo de estantería CitySens, ver cómo funciona el riego automático y saber más de todos los kits que acompañan la estantería. Xavi será el encargado de explicarte todos los detalles :-)

Riego automático de la estantería CitySens
Riego automático de la estantería CitySens

Recuerda compartir la campaña con toda la gente que conozcas que le gusten las plantas y no dejes escapar read more

#01 / 10 días del inicio de la campaña y ¡Seguimos sumando!

¡Hola familia!

hoy se cumplen 10 días del inicio de la campaña y ya llevamos el 64% del objetivo gracias a los 64 mecenas que habéis apostado por hacer realidad la nueva estantería para plantas CitySens! Muchas gracias por formar parte del proyecto! Es una suerte poder hacerlo juntos!

¡Hoy nos hemos despertado con muy buenas noticias! La revista Arquitectura y Diseño (todo un referente en decoración) ha destacado la estantería CitySens en su web, aquí podéis leer el artículo.

Además el periódico económico Expansión también ha destacado la campaña de micromecenazgo en su sección "Nicho de mercado".

¡Estamos muy contentos de ver que el proyecto llama la atención de periodistas y profesionales!

Paso a paso nos acercamos al 100% del objetivo, sólo nos queda un último empujón. Comparte la campaña con toda la gente que conozcas que le gusten las plantas y no dejes escapar tu estantería si todavía no has aportado!

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35€
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#HousePlantClub

Click here to contribute with 35€, get one of these rewards and become part of our #HousePlantClub:

  • 2 trays plant shelf

  • Plant sensor

Shipment outside Spain not included (6€ EU shipment).
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55€
13 backers
#IHaveThisThingWithPlants

Click here to contribute with 55€ and get one of these rewards if you also feel that #IHaveThisThingWithPlants:

  • 4 trays plant shelf

  • Urban garden kit. Includes 6 herbs, 6 planters, substrate and user manual edited by @Planteaenverde

  • Kit to discover the nature with family.
    Includes 6 seed kits, 6 planters, substrate and guide positive discipline activities designed by @Earlychildfood

Shipment outside Spain not included (6€ EU shipment).
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75€
15 backers
#PlantShelfie

Click here to contribute 75€, receive one of these rewards and get your #PlantShelfie:

  • 6-tray plant shelf

  • 4-tray plant shelf + 8 matching plant pots

  • 4-tray plant shelf + Plant sensor

Shipment outside Spain not included (8€ EU shipment).
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95€
3 backers
#PlantsMakePeopleHappy

Click here to contribute 95€, get one of these rewards and discover why #PlantsMakePeopleHappy:

  • 4-tray plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation

  • 4-tray plant shelf + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde

  • 4-tray plant shelf + Kit to discover nature with family by @Earlychildfood

Shipment outside Spain not included (8€ EU shipment).
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115€
7 backers
#PlantLover

Click here to contribute 115€, get one of these rewards and become a #PlantLover:

  • 6-tray plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation

  • 6-tray plant shelf + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde

  • 6-tray plant shelf + Kit to discover nature with family by @Earlychildfood

Shipment outside Spain not included (10€ EU shipment).
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145€
6 backers
#PlantAddict

Click here to contribute 145€, get one of these rewards and become a #PlantAddict:

  • 6-tray plant shelf + 8 matching plant pots + Automatic drip irrigation

  • 4-tray plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde

  • 4-tray plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation + 6 matching plant pots + 6 air purifying plants

Shipment outside Spain not included (12€ EU shipment).
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195€
3 backers
#UrbanJungle

Click here to contribute 195€, get one of these rewards and turn your home into an #UrbanJungle:

  • 8-tray plant shelf + 12 matching plant pots + Automatic drip irrigation + Plant sensor

  • 6-tray plant shelf + 8 matching plant pots + Automatic drip irrigation + Plant sensor + 8 air purifying plants

  • 6-tray plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation + Plant sensor + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde with 8 herbs

Shipment outside Spain not included (14€ EU shipment).
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65€
7 patrons (sold out)
#PlantShelfie

Click here to contribute with 65€, receive one of these rewards and get your #PlantShelfie:

  • 6 trays plant shelf

  • 4 trays plant shelf + 8 matching plant pots

  • 4 trays plant shelf + Plant sensor

Shipment outside Spain not included (8€ EU shipment).
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90€
3 patrons (sold out)
#PlantsMakePeopleHappy

Click here to contribute with 90€, get one of these rewards and discover why #PlantsMakePeopleHappy:

  • 4 trays plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation

  • 4 trays plant shelf + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde

  • 4 trays plant shelf + Kit to discover the nature with family by @Earlychildfood

Shipment outside Spain not included (8€ EU shipment).
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99€
3 patrons (sold out)
#PlantLover

Click here to contribute with 99€, get one of these rewards and become a #PlantLover:

  • 6 trays plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation

  • 6 trays plant shelf + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde

  • 6 trays plant shelf + Kit to discover the nature with family by @Earlychildfood

Shipment outside Spain not included (10€ EU shipment).
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130€
7 patrons (sold out)
#PlantAddict

Click here to contribute with 130€, get one of these rewards and become a #PlantAddict:

  • 6 trays plant shelf + 8 matching plant pots + Automatic drip irrigation

  • 4 trays plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde

  • 4 trays plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation + 6 matching plant pots + 6 air purifying plants

Shipment outside Spain not included (12€ EU shipment).
We'll send you an email so you choose your reward.

180€
9 patrons (sold out)
#UrbanJungle

Click here to contribute with 180€, get one of these rewards and turn your house into an #UrbanJungle:

  • 8 trays plant shelf + 12 matching plant pots + Automatic drip irrigation + Plant sensor

  • 6 trays plant shelf + 8 matching plant pots + Automatic drip irrigation + Plant sensor + 8 air purifying plants

  • 6 trays plant shelf + Automatic drip irrigation + Plant sensor + Urban garden kit by @Planteaenverde with 8 herbs

Shipment outside Spain not included (14€ EU shipment).
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