Corten Steel Topic Planter by dipott
Our gorgeous Corten Steel Topic planter by dipott will make a fantastic addition to any modern garden design. Available in three impressive sizes, these stunning planters will be an eye-catching display in the unique corten orange. The large cylindrical design is finished off beautifully with the slight extension to the upper of the planter, which although is only a small design feature, adds a big impact. The size of these Corten Steel Topic planters means they are perfect for use when planting with small trees and other larger plants. Fabricated from high-quality 2mm thick Corten Steel which forms a self-protecting rust layer over time, these stylish planters are both hard-wearing and durable, suited to both domestic and commercial applications. With drainage holes in the base and 18mm feet as standard, it is easy for water to flow out and away from the planter. The unique style of these planters means they are perfect as stand-alone pieces or when used in combination with out other Corten Steel Planters to get a flow of corten orange throughout your garden. Please see below for links to technical drawings.
- Self-Protecting Rust Finish Over Time
- Drainage Holes
- 2 mm thick
- Made From High Quality Corten Steel
- WARNING: During The Weathering Period, Run-off Can Stain Adjacent Materials
Links to technical drawings:
How Your Planter Will Weather
- When your planter arrives it will depending, on when it was manufactured will be the colour of freshly manufactured steel, with a dark oily coating or in a stage of patina.
- 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.
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 dipott range of planters is a notable addition to that list.
You will see in the gallery and image representing the ageing 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.
Not only does Flora Select offer Corten Steel Topic Planters by dipott there is also a wide range of other pots and garden planters. With the variety of the range that is provided, it is easy to find pots for any design style. Whether that design style is modern or traditional, rustic or contemporary you will be able to find the planters and plants to suit it.
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Delivery Information And Costs.
There is a lead time of around 7days, this can be longer though.
Delivery costs are £120 per order although in reality this is a customs charge.