Lugano Mid Century 1950s Retro Modern Round Outdoor Saucer Planter

Lugano Mid Century 1950s Retro Modern Round Outdoor Saucer PlanterClick to view additional images

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Lago di Lugano Mid Century Modern Circular Outdoor Planter
Large Round Garden Planter Pots
Handmade in Switzerland

modern outdoor planter pots by eternit color finishes

After a long hiatus, we are bringing back one of the most beautiful planters ever made; the Lago di Lugano circular outdoor planter pot. A large round garden planter available in two sizes: select either 28" or 46" diameter. This classic icon of mid-century modern landscape design went out of production by the late 1970s and has been rarely seen ever since. The Lago di Lugano planter was designed by Swiss designers Willy Guhl and Anton Bee for a resort in the Italian part of the Lake Lugano in the early 1950s. Willy Guhl is the designer of the classic Loop Chair; another mid-century modern icon. Few of the original pieces survived so we are absolutely thrilled to be able to re-introduce these fantastic mid-century modern planters which are fully authorized by the estate of Willy Guhl and Anton Bee and are made according to the exact specifications of the designers at the original factory in Switzerland. 

This fantastic modern planter was named after a long defunct lake side resort on the Italian side of the Lake Lugano (Italian: Lago di Lugano or Ceresio); a glacial lake which is situated on the border between south-east Switzerland and Italy. The lake, named after the city of Lugano, is situated between Lake Como and Lago Maggiore and was a major draw for Jet Setters in the 1950s and 1960s. If you are lucky, you may still spot one of these planters at mid-century lake front estates around the Lake Lugano. The large circular shape of the Lago di Lugano planter makes it perfectly suited for outdoor areas such as contemporary and mid-century modern houses and upscale hotels and resorts. This fantastic modern planter would look amazing at any pool side, garden terrace or even in large loft spaces. It is also a great planter pot for a corporate lobby. The Lago di Lugano planter is handmade and imported from Switzerland. The composition is fiber cement which is a mostly organic material and is 100% recyclable. One of our favorite planters!

Finish Color Options:
Grey (pictured)
Anthracite Black

Size Options:
Small: 28" x 16" / 26 lbs. / 16 gal.
Large: 46" x 16" / 95 lbs. / 79 gal. (+$462.00)

All sizes and finishes are in stock and ready to ship.