Cado Flared Column | Adezz Corten Steel Planters
- Self-Protecting Rust Finish Over Time
- Drainage Holes
- 15mm Feet
- 2mm Thick as Standard (Up to 10mm Bespoke)
- Made From High Quality Corten Steel
- Available in Bespoke Sizes
- WARNING: During The Weathering Period,
- Run-off Can Stain Adjacent Materials
How Your Planter Will Weather
- When your planter arrives, it will be colour of freshly manufactured steel, with a dark oily coating.
- As your Corten Steel planter begins to weather, the oily residue will break down.
- Your planter will begin to change colour, during this stage – the ‘run-off’ may stain stone or concrete surfaces that it comes into contact with.
- After 9 months, some ‘run-off’ may still occur.
The Adezz Corten Steel Cado flared column provides some nice diagonal design lines. With the majority of garden planters being square – having only vertical and horizontal edges, having a planter like this that is flared, gives a potential designer another tool to use when creating a plan that sounds out. Likewise these planters are also round, making them stand out even further from from their more conservative counterparts. The largest available size is 100x80cm, making this planter more than large enough for planting some bigger trees and shrubs.
Corten Steel (or weathering steel) is an alloy that naturally forms a rust coating the over the first 9 months or so of it being exposed to the weather. Interestingly, due to the composition of this special alloy, this rust coating forms a protective layer they prevents further rusting. The steel underneath remains unimpaired as the outer layer continues to protect and regenerate as it exposed to water and oxygen.
One of the most striking landmarks in Britain, The Angel of the North, by the artist Anthony Gormly is made of COR-TEN weathering steel. It is one of many remarkable structures in the world made of weathering steel including but not limited to the Barclays Centre, The Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Australian centre for contemporary art. COR-TEN (CORrosion resistance TENsile strength) weathering steel was first invented by United States Steel for use in the manufacture of ore transports. Since it was creation in the 1930’s, a slew of artists and designers have seen the potential of Corten weathering steel to create installations of great style and beauty. This is adezz range is a notable addition to that list.
You will see in the gallery and image representing the aging process that Corten steel goes through, and although this is outlined in the section above – you can see in the image the range of shades these planters take on as they form their protective coating.