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cantaloupe planter

by Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Handmade
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  • the story

Where the Cantaloupe Rome

Nature meets industrial meets nature again in this fresh planter from designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams. Each one is hand-cast from an actual, individual cantaloupe, giving them one-of-a-kind variations in shape and texture. And they’re made using a special formulation of cement, creating a subtle shade of green and a soft, matte finish. Fill the inner bowl with soil, and it makes a unique setting for succulents, cat grass and other small plants. It offers a sweet little taste of nature on your desk, window sill, kitchen counter, or any spot in your home or office that’s hungry for a decorative nibble. Handmade in Brooklyn, New York.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24421
Made from
concrete, non-toxic paint
Measurements
3" H x 5.5" Dia.
Notes
Plants not included.
Care: Efflorescence (white powdery residue) on the surface comes from minerals in water or soil being absorbed into the concrete. If this appears wipe away with a damp cloth.
  • the maker

Chen Chen & Kai Williams

Chen Chen and Kai Williams met while studying industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Upon graduating, Chen began working for Moss, Williams for artist Tom Sachs. Eventually in 2011 Chen and Williams decided to begin a lasting collaboration through founding a design studio.

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CANTALOUPE PLANTER
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Cute planter

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from San Antonio tx

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Decorative
  • Unique

Cons

  • Unsturdy

Best Uses

  • Indoors
  • Kitchen
  • Patio

Comments about CANTALOUPE PLANTER:

I bought two. One for me and one as a gift for my sister. Since it was molded from a real cantaloupe, It does not sit flat or come with a saucer to catch water so it wobbles a little. Just be careful it doesn't knock over. We are cantaloupe farmers so I was very excited to find this planter but it is a strange green tone which is the color of an extremely unripe melon. If the artists want to be more accurate, the planter needs to be more of a tan/yellow/golden tone. Now I am just being picky. Overall, I still love it and am excited to give my sister the other one.

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  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self

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5.0

THIS CANTALOUPE PLANTER IS SENSATIONAL!

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from Saint Johns, Florida

About Me Avid Gardener

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Patio

    Comments about CANTALOUPE PLANTER:

    I received a gift certificate from a good friend on Facebook for my birthday! What a wonderful surprise and this cantaloupe planter is what I chose! Love UnCommon Goods!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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