Product Details What began as a small manufacturing business 15 years ago has grown into an industry leader in landscape products. Planterworx was founded by Randy Rollner, who studied at Parsons before beginning his career in architectural metal in 1997. “It’s all in the details,” says Rollner, and the designers on his team are true artisans and craftsmen who bring the precise, balanced lines normally found in modern architecture to these metal Planters (2011). The Planterworx designers insist on using a high percentage of recycled content and recyclable materials. The powder-coated Charcoal planters are finished with an eco-friendly process that contains no V.O.Cs, and the overspray is 100% recoupable. The Corten® Steel planters are made of the same material designed for bridges and skyscrapers, which has a reactive patina period of three to nine months depending on location and climate. This patina or rust acts as a protective barrier and does not compromise the structural integrity of the material. However, the carbon runoff will stain adjacent materials like stone and concrete. Limit staining by using your Planter in a garden or lawn area during the patina period. After the initial reactive period, Corten Steel will cure and self-seal with very little runoff. Equipped with drainage holes. The Corten Steel planters do not come pre-weathered.
Origin At Design Within Reach, we make authentic modern design accessible. “Within reach” means things not found elsewhere. It means in stock. Our business started when founder Rob Forbes tried to furnish his apartment with the clean, simple classics he’d come to appreciate while living in London. He discovered that the work of designers like Saarinen, Eames and Bertoia were “out of reach” of anyone who did not know the secret handshake or have the patience to wait months for delivery. There had to be a better way, so in 1999 we bought 20 containers of product, mailed out a catalog and waited for the phone to ring. (It didn’t for 24 hours, until we realized the nighttime answering machine had been accidentally left on.) The rest, as they say, is history. By giving customers access to the best in modern design – including iconic works that have been in production since the mid-20th century as well as innovative items designed today – we made design within reach. Authenticity is something we’re proud to offer; elitism however is not. Visit any of our Studios and you’ll never see a “do not touch” sign. We invite you to linger, bring your dog or kids and join us for design events. Continue the experience here, at dwr.com, where you’ll find everything we carry, plus additional finishes and styles not shown in our catalogs or Studios. And, of course, you can always call or Chat Live with our Connecticut-based office. Whether you experience DWR by Studio, phone or online, you’ll receive knowledgeable assistance from people who come from design backgrounds. At DWR, we’re passionate about design. Welcome to Design Within Reach.
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Contact To place an order or inquire about a product, please contact our Sales Team at 1.800.944.2233, and press 1. If outside the United States please call 1.203.614.0750.