Contemporary HEDGE Planters Pay Homage to the Pioneering Women of Landscape Design

Posted On Tue, September 2, 2014 By

Posted On Tue, September 2, 2014 By In Green Design, Products

There’s nothing we love more than an innovative, green design that also carries a social message, and these contemporary HEDGE planters do just that. Aside from being a fun way to bring the outdoors in to small spaces, they are named after the pioneering women who broke into what were once the male-dominated fields of landscape and garden design. They include Gertrude Jekyll, Beatrix Farrand, Marian Cruger Coffin, and Florence Bell Robinson.

Cora Neil, a Los Angeles-based environmental designer, created HEDGE with these notable women in mind while working on a public garden space project at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The colorful, indoor/outdoor planters look great anywhere, notes Cora. She also says, “It’s hard to find planters that fit—and actually look good—in your home or on your patio or balcony. The modern design and clean geometry make them fashionable solo, but look equally as good as a pair, trio, or sextet.”

HEDGE planters are made from bent powder-coated steel. The insert is composed of a sustainable coconut and latex material unique to home garden products. It provides good drainage for drought-tolerant succulents and cactus, herbs, ferns, and any plant that thrives in a small pot.

Cora Neil, HEDGE planters, contemporary planters, powder-coated steel

The planters are easy to hang or wall mount and come with matching hardware like hooks, chain links, and nails. They are all shaped, welded, polished, and powder-coated in the Los Angeles area by skilled craftspeople.

Cora Neil, HEDGE planters, contemporary planters, powder-coated steel

To get her company off the ground, Cora has launched a Kickstarter campaign. She’s far exceeded her initial goal of $7,500, having raised $30,269 from 324 backers. And now that she’s met her $30,000 stretch goal, funders will get to vote on a sixth color for the planters. Looks like Cora’s pioneering role models have left her a success in the environmental design field.

Learn more about HEDGE in the video above or on the Kickstarter page. And see other work from Cora Neil here.

[Via Design Milk]

Photos courtesy of Stella Kalinina for Hedge

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