Including Greenery in Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Posted on May 01, 2018

Four Reasons to Include Greenery

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Modern Design is About Repeating Shapes

Posted on April 07, 2018

Good designers know that in order to take a space to the next level, it’s necessary to go above and beyond these principles. Implementing the use of repetition as a modern design element is a creative way to take an uninspiring space to a whole new level.

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Creating a Relaxing Mood on a Hotel Lanai with Metal Planters

Posted on April 05, 2018


Since vacations are all about relaxation, many hotels these days are creating outdoor lanais. Lanais can be found in many arid and semi-arid climates, where air conditioning isn’t as common, and where refreshing ocean breezes blow year-round. Today, lanais typically fill the role of a fully-furnished outdoor living room, veranda, or balcony. PureModern sells a number of planters that work well in outdoor climates in Florida, Southern California and Arizona; areas where lanais offer refreshing relief from a warm day.

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Posted in commercial plant containers, Commercial Planters, contemporary planters, Metal Planters

Create a Stunning Trade Show Design with Round & Tapered Planters

Posted on March 15, 2018

Creating an exciting and eye-catching trade show space takes a lot of work, the right tools, and a good eye for detail. Integrated well, these elements create a booth space that causes people to stop in their tracks.

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Future Design: Contemporary Planters Define Space in a Trendy Startup Lobby

Posted on March 13, 2018

Designing office space for a trendy startup company is exciting. Everyone involved in the project is flying high, and there’s a general buzz in the air that’s contagious. It’s an important milestone in the growth of a new business, but there are a lot of decisions to be made, and the combination of those decisions will result in an office space that either enhances the image of the company, or detracts from it.

Make First Impressions Count

The lobby deserves some extra attention during this design process. This is the space that welcomes everyone who comes to visit, whether prospective client, new employee, or potential investor. The feeling you create in the heart of your visitor will last after they’ve returned to their own office, so make sure the impression they leave with is a good one.

Modern Planters Fill a Variety of Needs

Using modern planters in your lobby design is something to consider in your planning sessions. Planters provide many options not only for design, but for aesthetics and function as well. Today’s planters are made for both residential and commercial needs, and many of them come with no-muss, no-fuss watering systems that keep plants thriving with a minimum of maintenance. Used strategically in office decor, they help create a space that customers look forward to visiting again and again.

Eye-Catching Form and Color

Imagine that newly painted wall in the lobby as a blank canvas. Centered in front of the wall, place a brightly colored modern planter such those found in our tapered planter collection by PureModern. They create a stunning focal point to catch the attention of visitors. Available in dozens of standard colors and metallic finishes, as well as custom colors, the tapered designs of these modern planters make a beautiful and trendy “art display” in the lobby.

Things That Go Together

Modern industrial office spaces with exposed ductwork and concrete walls and floors would benefit from the uniquely curved surface of an Oval Planter. Finished in a matte grey that complements the industrial look, the shape of this planter adds an interesting design element while allowing the plant to become the focal point and the bright spot in the room. Use this planter to accent the reception desk or a refreshment area.

Don’t Forget the Corners

A group of tapered planters in various sizes does wonders for the corners of the lobby. PureModern offers a selection of tapered planters to choose from. The Axiom Square Tapered Planter is a terrific choice because of its smaller base. It’s great for pairing with itself or with other similar planter styles, to create a unique corner fixture that anchors the room and adds a welcoming touch to any startup lobby.

Many of PureModern’s planters can be custom-ordered to fit the specific needs of your lobby. Custom ordering means you get exactly what you need to make a lasting impression. To get started, request a custom quote from PureModern.

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Setting the Mood at a Rooftop Bar with Contemporary Planters

Posted on March 10, 2018

Hip, upscale rooftop bars have experienced a surge in popularity in the last decade or so, creating a need for bar owners to make their rooftop spaces inviting, trendy and comfortable. 

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Deploy Unusual Planter Shapes to Add Interest to Your Courtyard Garden Design

Posted on February 22, 2018

Adding unusual planter shapes to your courtyard design can help create the perfect space.

Courtyard gardens are wonderful spaces, full of nooks and crannies, benches perfect for relaxing, and shady spots that invite quiet conversation. You can have a lot of fun designing a courtyard garden, but there are several elements that need to be taken into account when doing so: lighting, area, purpose, traffic flow, and aesthetics. Some of those can’t be controlled; you’re at the mercy of the space itself. But when it comes to the aesthetics part, you have total control.

Think Outside the Box

Standard planters typically come in two basic shapes: round and square. And these shapes work quite well in most situations. But today’s spaces demand a little more interest. Modern planters in unusual or unique shapes can be grouped or stand alone to define your design. Contemporary planters now come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and nowadays it’s not difficult to find one that adds the perfect design element to your courtyard garden.

Add Punch to Your Plan

PureModern offers a wide selection of modern planters that can really add punch to your overall design. For example, take a look at PureModern’s Element 16 Planter. This aluminum planter, with its stunning geometric lines reminiscent of a craggy cliff, will dress up the most modern courtyard in no time. Available in a Corten Steel® finish which weathers to a beautiful patina, this modern planter can also deliver interest to an urban rooftop garden space in no time at all. Spaces that feature strong geometric angles are especially suited for these planters. Fill two or three of these contemporary planters with brightly colored flowers like clematis, and position them near near a water garden for extra excitement. Try this treatment in hip coffee shops, nightclub terraces, and hotel courtyards. Nearly any contemporary space will benefit.

Mirror the Terrain

For a more rugged Southwestern-style look, fill these planters with various types of cacti and other succulents. The pointed cactus needles combined with the angular surfaces of these planters will give a feeling of the desert Southwest. Think angular canyon walls in the Sonoran desert. This might be just the look you’re trying to achieve if you’re designing a courtyard garden for loft apartments or an outdoor pedestrian mall in New Mexico or Arizona.

Do the Twist

Aluminum planters aren’t the only ones having fun these days. Fiberglass planters are also getting into the groove of unique design. Spaces that could use a new twist will achieve that with the strategic placement of a few Twisted Planters from PureModern. Used in combination with each other or with other taller complementary planters, these modern planters will direct your visitors’ attention upward from dark corners. Set them under a small tree to fill the space and point attention upwards to the tree itself; or position them on either side of a doorway to pull visitors in. Scatter them throughout the space or alongside a footpath, and these modern planters create a sense of beauty and overall cohesion that’s critical to the feel of the project. Art museums and artists’ studio spaces are the perfect application for trying out unusually-shaped planters.

Most of our modern planters can be customized to fit your special design needs. If you have questions or would like a custom quote on any of PureModern’s unique, contemporary planters, click here to get a quote or some friendly advice.

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