There are a range of choices available for planters to be used in public spaces. One of the most specified and enjoyed materials is fibreglass – sometimes referred to as GRP or Glass Reinforced Plastic. IOTA offers a line of fibreglass pots and planters and large garden pots called the “Manhattan” series with smooth lines and a sophisticated, modern aesthetic. They’re available in rounded, square, and rectangular shapes.
IOTA fibreglass pots and planters are made from high-quality woven glass fibre that are finished with a stylish matte charcoal-coloured class A industrial UV resistant polyurethane paint. The paint finish ensures that the colour of the fibreglass planter does not degrade in the sun. The paint also protects the pots from cracking due to UV exposure. Another plus of the lightweight and durable construction is that the fibreglass pots and planters are strong enough to hold larger trees and shrubs (indoors or out) in public spaces.
Lightweight and Strong
Planters used indoors, particularly, have to occasionally be moved around to accommodate cleaning crews, events, gatherings, and re-decorating. At that time, it’s useful to have planters that are lightweight enough to move, while still large enough to hold bigger plant specimens. One advantage to using a fibreglass planter is that they are sturdy, but still much lighter than their natural stone counterparts. They’re ideal for interiorscaping projects.
A triple-layer paint job adds an elegant finish which adds to the durability of the planters, but also ensures their elegant stature both inside and outside of buildings. A concern with composite or synthetic materials can be that the finish looks “cheap.” That’s not the case with the Manhattan series. A smooth charcoal colored finish makes these large garden pots look right at home with other industrial or municipal design materials.
The relatively neutral colored finish also lets the plants in the containers shine, rather than taking center stage above the plant material. What’s the point in creating lovely, living works of art with plants, if all everyone notices is the container? While the design of the fibreglass Manhattan garden pots is sleek and exquisite, the design won’t upstage everything around it. As such, these fibreglass planter containers are ideal for almost every landscape and design situation.
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