pineapple planterby Chen Chen & Kai Williams
- the story
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 pineapple, creating one-of-a-kind variations in shape and texture. And they’re made using a special formulation of cement, giving them a subtle shade of blue 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.
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- Made from
- concrete, non-toxic paint
- 3.5" H x 4.5" Dia.
- 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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Comments about PINEAPPLE PLANTER:
This little planter was purchased as a housegift for a very artsy, tropical plant-loving couple. I'm pleased with its quality, but am very disappointed that the casting doesn't bear the maker/artist signature or mark - especially since it was advertised as "each one is hand-cast . . ." as well as it being part of a larger collection of planters. Also, there is no accompanying folder, notecard, or tag describing 'The Story' nor background info on the artists Che Chen & Kai Williams. Without those details, this isn't quite The Perfect Gift.