The Planterworx Story
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Planterworx was founded in 2007 as an extension of their parent company, a small contract business that had specialized in architectural metal fabrication and fine furniture manufacturing for more than 20 years. This new brand was devised to fill the need for stylish and durable contemporary planters and planter retaining walls for the home or business.
Led by designer Randy Rollner, the designs of these modern planters were unlike anything anyone had ever seen before: sharply geometric, and inspired by both natural and architectural forms.
Why We Love Planterworx Planters
Planterworx modern planter boxes have been characterized as being designed "for urbanites with green thumbs." This is quite true, considering the clean, architectural lines of Planterworx home planters. They lend a contemporary sense of precision to container gardening. More than that, they are designed to do so for a long time. Planterworx planters are made out of Corten steel, electropolished stainless steel or powder-coated aluminum. These strong yet lightweight materials are 70% recycled and 100% recyclable, and are formed by hand in Brooklyn.
A Fun Fact About Planterworx
Otherwise known as weathering steel, the Corten Steel Planterworx uses has been around for decades. It was originally called COR-TEN Steel, and was devised for use in building facades, bridges, outdoor metal sculptures and railroad cars. The natural patina/rust it develops adds character without compromising the material's integrity, thereby eliminating the need for protective painting. Its first architectural use was in 1964, providing the facade for the John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, IL (designed by Eero Saarinen).
Noteworthy Products From Planterworx
The Element collection has a fractal, offset design that plays off of basic geometric figures. The inspiration for this collection's forms come from that of ocean jetties.