The Science

our Terrariums

There’s a lot of math that goes into the design of our geometric shape terrariums and decor products. Take the Pentakis for example, it’s composed of 40 isosceles triangles and 40 equal lateral triangles. Each needs to be accurate for the whole puzzle to fit. One degree off at the base means it compounds its error x2 every layer up.

Our briolette terrarium constructed from a decagon base with 13 levels of diamond shapes meant if we were 1 degree off at the bottom, the top facets would be 13 degrees off on the top. It’s been a challenge and still is to this day as all items are handmade, but after years of practice and refinement, we have cracked the code.

Some people have asked why we don’t just laser cut it. The answer is simple if we do this then someone in our company loses their job and Anea becomes another mass-producing company. In the modern world of machinery and perfect replication, a hand made items is just so much more personal. What we believe in is personal, we are giving you a tiny piece of the earth handmade and alive. It’s as personal as it could get. This is the philosophy of Anea Terrariums.

The more landscapes we include in our range the further we push ourselves in engineering the best possible glass structure to keep the landscapes alive. Now with the introduction of our automated terrarium, electronics have been included in a micro-scale. Making these impossible glass containers even more functional is exactly what we are about. The engineering and science of terrariums.