Planter boxes, which are typically ceramic, concrete, stone or plastic, tend to be heavy or “cheap-looking”. For this object exploration, we worked with Havel from Brandenburg and developed a series of restrainfully proportioned planter boxes using aluminum foam sheets fixed together to form a 5-sided watertight box. The boxes are light weight while extremely strong. The nature of the aluminum foam manufacturing process guarantees that each box have its own unique texture, which is also great for gripping when the boxes need to be relocated. Currently in three different sizes, the boxes can be left as natral aluminium or finished with any powder coated color.

Photography: Justin Allen