Planters are probably the equivalent in gardening of an “IT bag” in fashion. Making a trendy statement was a must, and we saw stunning new exciting materials and colors appear on the outdoor deco scene in the late 90′s. Slowly but surely, designers’ attention has shifted to practical issues that people have with planters: portability and lack of space.

The latest to come up with a planter design for real-life people is Flora. This planter has wheels to help you shift plants around and also easily bring them indoors. The design is also available in other colors and without casters.

Planters Get Practical in interior design  Category

Serralunga, who have a massive collection developed with a huge range of designers including Ross Lovegrove and Hadid, have this clever wall mounted planter that works brilliantly because it comes in a few different colors and also with an optional light.

Planters Get Practical in interior design  Category

Finally, planters are increasingly being used to grow edibles, especially in urban environments. Tipple Containers makes lovely containers and just added The Tipple Glasshouse, suitable for growing edibles such as tomatoes, salad crops and vegetables in otherwise poor conditions. Perfect for growing and protecting tender plants through the winter. This compact glasshouse design is suitable for just about any garden size.