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Sola Cube - Apple of Peru (Delicacy, Solid Core)

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The Apple of Peru contains a delicate net of lace-like veins formed from the calyx that gently wraps and protects the fruit.

The genus name, “Nicandra," is taken from the Grecian poet Nicander of Colophon, known for his works on poison. The stem and calyx turn black in places, and the leaves develop small black thorns.

Use Light Base or other illumination to light up from the bottom or put in front of a dark background to admire the flawless form.

Botanical Essence - Delicacy with a solid core

width: 4cm
length: 4cm
height: 4cm
weight: 74g

Acrylic Resin / Dried Plant.
Hand made in Japan.

About Sola Cubes

Solo Cubes contain beautifully preserved plants, exquisitely presented in acrylic cubes, which can be arranged and combined in multiple patterns to inspire sensitivity and learning.

Every Sola cube is carefully handmade by an experienced Japanese craftsman, and each one takes considerable time and effort to complete. Outstanding craftsmanship is required to ensure that this small transparent cube, which measures only 4cm, holds a plant at its very centre and that no air bubbles get inside. 

See our full range of Sola Cubes.

Also see the accompanying wooden cross display stands, or the wood and brass display case - they're perfectly designed to present one or many cubes.

Sola Cube Philosophy

3.8 billion years have passed since the first single life began on Earth. Later, this life evolved into flowers, fruit and seeds, maintained in life cycles that continued for millions upon millions of generations.

The colours and materials each have their own unique purposes. These intriguing shapes have formed unpretentiously for each functional purpose by the hand of Mother Nature.

By observing a small plant carefully, we are able to glimpse a more perfect world. We express the name “Sola” with the Chinese kanji 宙, which means “universe.”  This kanji explains everything we know and don’t know, including time and space, with a single character. Sola also has another meaning: “blue sky.” An imaginary world spreads out like the sky before us.