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Rotofarm

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  • Bace

Description

The Bace Rotofarm, designed by Melbournian Toby Farmer, is the world’s most space-efficient soil-free indoor vegetable farm.

The circular farm bed rotates 360 degrees per hour and would create a 1.5-metre-long flat growing surface if unraveled; all in a 30 cm footprint on your kitchen countertop. Plant growth is accelerated as they spend half their time upside-down in negative gravity.

Rotofarm brings part of the farm right into your kitchen as a sustainable source of healthy, organic food in a beautiful, technologically-advanced & all-in-one system.

Key Features

1

Crafted from stainless steel, aluminium and silicone, the gorgeous Rotofarm blends seamlessly with any home or commercial kitchen, as well as any space in your interior.

The circular farmbed floats on an arm that swivels 180-degrees for easy reach. The optional Magnetic Climate Cover is a tinted acrylic panel wrapped in polished stainless steel that cuts 50% of glare from coming into your kitchen and attaches magnetically with no locks or latches. By creating a closed environment with the Cover, the user can even control humidity inside the Rotofarm.

2

The agricultural industry grows more destructive day by day. Rotofarm takes healthy organic food out of plastic packaging and into your kitchen.

By encouraging people to grow green produce at home, we can help to reduce land clearing and deforestation, emissions from industrial refrigeration, transport and trucking, and food wastage due to expiry.

Rotofarm uses highly recyclable materials such as stainless steel and aluminium, and uses low voltage pumps and electronics.

Rotofarm reminds us of where our food comes from, the importance of healthy eating, and is a wheel of nature that not only looks great but also serves as an integral part of the modern kitchen – a significant source of fresh, organic produce.

Growing food at home can bring the family together, reduce stress and educate youth.

3

Design has been at the core of Rotofarm since conception. Iterations of rotary hydroponic gardens have existed in space stations and in enormous agricultural applications with giant troughs of water.

Led by concise user-focused design, the rotary concept was purified into what is now the world\’s most compact indoor garden device. Flaunting polished and rounded edges, a thin “bezel” that trains plants to grow roots laterally rather than downward, and a base that doubles as a weighted water and nutrient reservoir, truly hides function in beautiful form.

4

Technology is a burden when it gets in the way of the very purpose of the product.

The intelligent app-controlled automation inside Rotofarm including multiple sensor systems and liquid pumps driven by a single system-on-chip helps the technology and maintenance disappear, so you can focus on growing and eating healthy home-grown vegetables.

The bright LED light tube at the centre of the farmbed is similar to the composition of sunlight at earth’s surface, with increased red light for optimal plant health. The light tube can be split into four independently dimmable zones. This enables plant species that require lower levels of light to thrive. The four light zones even follow the plants as they rotate!

Plants are automatically fed with ideal levels of water and nutrients efficiently pumped from the water and nutrient reservoirs in the base. No water is lost in soil or evaporation. Simply top up water and nutrient levels when running low and let Rotofarm handle the rest.

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The LED light tube houses a steam grill at its base. Steam pumped from the water reservoir in the stand hydrates leaves and ensure plants are in prime eating condition. Attach the Magnetic Climate Cover and humidity can be precisely controlled.

Proximity sensors nested in the light tube send a notification to your phone when produce has overgrown and requires harvesting.

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