Home gardening has become an outlet for many during self-isolation and the coronavirus pandemic. This hobby logically follows from the biophilia trend : by bringing plants into the home, we create a green oasis where we can slow down, relax and rejuvenate. After all, even one plant can brighten the interior and awaken creativity. Spectacular flowerpots, stands and vessels for germinating seeds were designed by designers and architects, stylists wrote books, and museum workers prepared exhibitions.
1. Jules Landscape: flowerpots for Le Bon Marché
French landscape designer Jules Landscape has created a series of flowerpots that are exclusively presented in the Parisian department store Le Bon Marché. The handcrafted pieces are clad in sandstone mosaics laid out in a checkered pattern in four colorways: Amanda, Eve, John and Ulysses.
2. Snøhetta: Terra collection for Georg Jensen
Danish brand Georg Jensen presented a collection of plant accessories called Terra, developed in collaboration with the Norwegian bureau Snøhetta . It includes nine pieces, ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Snøhetta combines Georg Jensen’s familiar stainless steel with warm terracotta—a first for the brand.
3. Hilton Carter. Wild Interiors: Beautiful Plants in Beautiful Spaces (CICO Books)
Director of photography, producer, designer and stylist Hilton Carter is a gardening guru who transformed his Baltimore apartment into a veritable jungle with about 300 plants. In Wild Interiors: Beautiful Plants in Beautiful Spaces, he shares his personal gardening experiences with readers, features the inspiring homes of dozens of enthusiasts, and gives practical advice on choosing the best types of flowers depending on the type of room.
4. Ilse Crawford: Nurture plants collection for Skultuna
British designer Ilse Crawford designed the polished brass Nurture collection for Skultuna, a respected European brand and current supplier of metal accessories to the Swedish Royal Household. The watering can and plant pots are meant to be a pleasant daily reminder to pay attention to your plants. In addition, the items decorate the interior and age beautifully.
5. Light + Ladder: Sand Vayu planter
Brooklyn-based Light + Ladder, founded by Calvin Klein Home employee Farrah Seth, produces minimalist-style vases and pots that make statement additions to any home. The Sand Vayu flower pot, for example, itself resembles a brutalist sculpture, but will become even more expressive with a tree planted in it.
6. Ilex Studio: vases for seed germination
London-based Ilex Studio offers to grow a tree – the designers have developed vases created specifically for sprouting acorns and avocado seeds. The vessels come in various sizes and have a narrow neck to hold the seed and a wide bottom to allow the plant’s root system to develop, which can be observed through clear glass.
7. Fort Makers: pots and planters from 40 designers
New York artist collective Fort Makers transformed their gallery into a greenhouse this fall with The Planter Show, featuring flowerpots, abstract vessels and ceramic planters created by 40 contemporary designers. The intricate works are now for sale on the Fort Makers website, including the ironic Thumbs Up by Jesse Lee and Chulucanas by Diego Olivero.
8. Workaday Handmade: Milking Planter
Created by New York-based ceramicist, artist, and musician Forrest Lewinger, founder of Workaday Handmade, these striped planters feature an unusual shape. It resembles traditional milking stools with their three squat legs. Each vessel is unique in its own way, since all models are made of ceramic and hand-glazed.
9. Bloomist: Monia Rassaa’s planter
Inspired by traditional North African pottery, these bowl-shaped flower pots were created for Bloomist by Tunisian potter Monia Rassaa and her studio Ekho Design. The ceramic color provides a natural contrast with any shade of green, and the drainage hole allows the model to be used as a pot or planter and grow everything from herbs to sculptural succulents.
10. Parra x Case Studyo: Plants planter
Parra and Case Studyo presented a version of the A High Heeled Two Legged Planter ceramic planter in a black and white color scheme. “The female plant legs give the plant amazing personality. Before this idol, dedicated to the life, beauty and intelligence of the plant kingdom, Homo Sapiens feels responsible for its well-being,” say the organizers of the ZOO exhibition at the Brussels MIMA museum, where Planter was one of the exhibits.