The Carlos Pot by Oly
Aged, visually weighty and a stunning addition to any Garden the Carlos pot has the look and feel of a Minoan Amphora or a Roman cistern, with its bold yet subtle fluting, age-dappled colour and capacious silhouette. While it visually has the look of an archeological find it is in fact made of resin, so it’s much lighter than it looks (if it was stone it would take 4 BURLY men to move it). I would LOVE to see a pair of them flanking a swimming pool with palm trees or spiral cedars, or nestled into the landscape with a cascade of Oleander and grey green vines.
Height: 28″ diameter: 39.5″ material: cast resin in limestone finish
The Leon Brickmaker Planter from Mecox Gardens
This oversized planter (it is massive in person) is a magnificent mixture of rusticity and old school glamour, perfect for a tradtional garden or an eclectic design that requires a bold statement to give it visual and conceptual depth. The planter is fashioned from textured reclaimed hardwood and conjures the feeling of an old world crate which is then juxtaposed with the Gilded Age look and feeling of the iron lion’s-head ring pulls and feet. I would love to see this in a repeated series along a terrace or a pair flanking a natural stone walkway, planted with dwarf flowering trees, citrus trees or for the more Vita Sackville-West gardens, obelisk-shaped boxwood to enhance its stately form of both the planter and the planting material.
Height: 36″ width: 24″ depth: 24″ material: azobe wood and iron
The Vazo Methusela by Seattle based Rotoluxe
Modern, conceptual, bold and very dramatic, the Vazo Methusela makes a very big statement through size and visual impact. At 44? high and 48? diameter, this giant lighted pot works indoors or out, in public or private spaces giving a Hollywood glam feeling. Rotoluxe focuses on clean contemporary design, unusual lighting aspects and is environmentally friendly. The products contain recycled post industrial consumer plastics and are, themselves, 100% recyclable. They are powered by a low wattage CFL or battery powered LED source and are available in 13 colors. I can see them looking spectacular on a large raised terrace, flanking a pool lit at night (especially in the natural or white) or lining a long garden walk set in a series to give a modern repetition.
The VAS ONE Designed by Luisa Bocchietto for Serralunga
Beyond oversized, Vas One is the Titanic of garden planters and is guaranteed to make a vivid and bold statement in your garden as it was originally designed for public spaces. Vas One is 4 feet high and there is actually a larger version called Big-Bo that stands 6 feet high. The vases are made from rotationally moulded polyethylene and are finished with a diamond strength gloss urethane finish that is incredibly strong and lightweight. I would love to see a grouping of them in various sizes on the edge of a large terrace or patio…or set into a garden as a surprise that you come across almost like an Alice in Wonderland concept.