Unique planter designs for urban spaces

All the exquisite design and architecture in the world often cannot prevent urban areas becoming quite monotone and dull. All that is needed to bring some much needed character and life to an area is a pop of colour and what better way to incorporate that than by bringing Mother Nature into the urban environment.

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Al Ain by LAB23

LAB23

Al Ain

Designer: Pamio Design

The Al Ain bench planter, a unique steel pyramid shaped structure includes a square base with a

Al Ain 2 by LAB23

LAB23

Al Ain 2

Designer: Pamio Design

The Al Ain 2 is a pyramid shaped planter with a square base to give it

Aveo Planter by LAB23

LAB23

Aveo Planter

Designer: Stéphane Chapelet

The AVEO planter is made in hypergranite, a Fiber-reinforced material made in polyester resin

Babel Planter by LAB23

LAB23

Babel Planter

Designer: GIBILLERO Design

This flower pot is composed by 4 galvanized lacquered steel legs. It’s closed by a circular base

Botero by LAB23

LAB23

Botero

Designer: GIBILLERO Design

This flower pot is very simple with an external large cylinder composed by 2 calendered steel that

Crossed Planter by LAB23

LAB23

Crossed Planter

Designer: Stéphane Chapelet

The planter CROSSED is made in steel 30/10 thickness. The upper surface of the planter is

Curly Planter by LAB23

LAB23

Curly Planter

Designer: Stéphane Chapelet

Fiber-reinforced composite material made of a polyester resin and marble powder particularly resistant to wear and

D-Planter by LAB23

LAB23

D-Planter

The main structure of the seat-planter D-PLANTER is in galvanised and polyester powder coated steel (or Corten treated

Five by LAB23

LAB23

Five

FIVE TALL

The TALL planter FIVE is made in steel. The planter is made of 3 main

Lid Planter by LAB23

LAB23

Lid Planter

Designer: Stéphane Chapelet

Fiber-reinforced composite material made of a polyester resin and marble powder particularly resistant to wear and

Meander by Concrete Rudolph

Concrete Urban Design

Meander

Unique Outdoor Planter.

Designer: René Holten

Inject some timeless style and colour into your landscape with this iconic Meander luxury urban planter. Built

Moko Planter by LAB23

LAB23

Moko Planter

Designer: GIBILLERO Design

Designed and built to complete the “Moko” range, this flower box follows closely the design of

Monolith by Concrete Rudolph

Concrete Urban Design

Monolith

Stylish Urban Planter.

Designer: René Holten

Add timeless style into your landscape with this exquisite urban planter which has been manufactured

Neck by LAB23

LAB23

Neck

The NECK planter is made in steel 30/10 thickness. To obtain the peculiar conical shape characterizing the planter,

Pato by Concrete Rudolph

Concrete Urban Design

Pato

Robust Concrete Planter.

Designer: Eva Rudolph, 2006

The Pato luxury concrete planter has been designed as a timeless classic

Pelizzari by LAB23

LAB23

Pelizzari

Designer: Fabio Pelizzari

The planter PELIZZARI is made in steel 20/10 thickness. The upper part of the planter is bent on

Planter Basket by LAB23

LAB23

Planter Basket

Designer: Dina Shahar

The BASKET planter is made in steel sheet 20/10 thickness and is characterized by a handle

Quaddy by LAB23

LAB23

Quaddy

Designer: Studiorange

The structure of the planter QUADDY is made of modules in steel 15/10 and 30/10 thickness, joined together with

S Planter by LAB23

LAB23

S Planter

Designer: Veronica Martinez

fiber-reinforced material made in polyester resin and marble powders, particularly resistant to wear and atmospheric agents.

Stone + by Concrete Rudolph

Concrete Urban Design

Stone +

Concrete Urban Seating + Planter.

Designer: Eva Rudolph, 2018

The newest edition to the Concrete Rudolph collection, the Stone

Bringing trees, shrubs and flowers into your urban area not only offers you the opportunity to explore colour and vibrancy within your design; you can completely transform the overall appearance of any urban space. It is not only the choice of greenery you opt for which can transform an aesthetic but also the choice of planter used too. Planters are the frame for the artwork nature has gifted you and contemporary designs can truly lift your urban spaces to the next level. Whether the space you are working with is open and airy or whether it is enclosed and structured; the right planter can enrich and enhance visitor the area to maximise visitor experience.

The finishing touch

It is not enough to simply add any old greenery to your urban space. Placing the odd tree or bed of flowers without consideration can make them appear an afterthought; simply added at the end of the design to ensure things don’t look too grey. The right planter not only will enhance the appearance of the plants you choose to incorporate, but it can become an extension of your urban design in order to tie the two concepts together seamlessly.

The Meander model is a perfect example of how a planter can enhance the original design of an area. With its flower shaped design and smooth surfaces; the Meander lends itself perfectly to open areas such as parks or gardens. The organic style of this planter sits perfectly well within already blossoming naturalistic environments, as does the Monolith planter which has been inspired by pebbles and stones viewed through water.

In contrast, the Plaza planter would likely look at home situated amongst tall buildings and the uniformity of the urban environment. The Plaza, with its straight lines and solid construction, offers the perfect solution for tree or shrub planting in urban surroundings where traditional planting is not possible. Available in a range of finishes and colours; the Plaza can bring an oasis of colour and life into any urban space.

Planters can not only enrich urban design but they can also become essential parts of the design concept. Large planters such as the Tram can be used as key elements to make boundaries or separate different areas. The bold design of the Tram speaks of authority and structure whilst at the same time, offering a large bed for the planting of an array of colourful flowers and plants to bring joy and life.

Planters can stand out from the crowd or can blend in seamlessly to the surrounding urban environment depending on the design concept you have chosen to follow. A unique planter design can be the difference between mediocrity and breath-taking excellence.

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