It was an era of need. A time when creativity had space to blossom and a growing population created a demand for innovation and productivity. The Case Study House was an architectural experiment lead by a magazine. Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned numerous architects, established in their careers at the time to design, build and promote efficient and inexpensive housing. After WWII due to the returning soldiers and growth in population, there was a shortage in affordable housing. The series of Case Study Homes, the ones that were built, became iconic via photography and represent a time period in architectural history and are inspiring even today.
Not everyone can live in one of these historic homes but it is wonderful how we can find design objects that are still in production today from this wonderful era of modern and forward-thinking creativity as is the Case Study Ceramic Planter.
The Modernica Case Study Ceramic Planter was originally designed during the post-WW2 architecture and design period. Although this planter was originally conceived over sixty years ago, the design is completely atemporal which keeps it looking current. Great for indoor or outdoor plants.
Good design. The beauty about this piece is not only in the detail of the wooden base but also in the functionality of the design. By raising the ceramic pot off the floor, materials delicate to the humidity coming from the ceramic pot such as hardwood floors will not be damaged by indoor plants.
To learn more about the original Case Study Ceramic Planter by Modernica click here.
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