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Flora Box Planters Make Scrappy Look Smart

 - Sep 5, 2011
It's fascinating how fancy these Flora Box Planters look, despite the fact that their formal inspiration comes from disposable cardboard receptacles. The eccentric rectangular objects even incorporate open flap lids with cutout handles to assert their similarity to the recyclable cargo containers.

There are several reasons why these peculiar pieces are such an aesthetic success, and the first has to do with the iconic and charming quality of the items they recreate. The placement of flowers and shrubs within true cardboard boxes would be only a temporary solution for the storage of moist soil, so the prospect of such an permanent looking arrangement is rather amusing.

Secondly, it's the rigid factory-made sheet metal forms that exude a sophisticated flawlessness. The additional zinc plating and powder coating of Flora Box Planters by Micahel Koenig make them appear chic and sleek.