Indigenus planters are designed by leading designers, architects and artists, under the guidance of founder Peter van der Post. The Indigenus team have a deep appreciation of the scenic quality of creative planting and understand the impact great sculptural planters can have on an architectural site or landscape. Here we share their backgrounds and the inspiration they drew on to create these beautiful pieces.
Peter van der Post is the visionary behind Indigenus, a committed design entrepreneur who saw the potential for considered, well-designed, contemporary planters which would elevate architectural spaces and landscapes. Since its inception in 2014, he has grown the stable of designs with a simple philosophy that the Indigenus planters should be ‘extraordinary, intelligent, and enduring’. To achieve this, from the outset he has collaborated with only the best.
Andile Dyalvane is one of Africa’s most original and renowned ceramicists who has exhibited extensively in Denmark, France, the US and Taiwan. In 2016, he had a solo exhibition at the Freidman Bender Gallery in New York and has work in permanent collections in museums from Cape Town to Taipei. He is the designer of the Indigenus Bhaca planter:
Haldane Martin is a prolific industrial designer specializing in furniture and interior design. He believes that iconic design must marry innovation, beauty, relevance and timelessness. He seamlessly integrates indigenous craft, bio-mimicry and sustainable production with modern technology and digital design into his award-winning work.
Haldane crated the Tuber design, the strength of which is derived from individual cut pieces of wood bolted together internally with stainless steel pins and hand-assembled into a pleasing bulbous form. Haldane was inspired by nature when he created the design which, as the name implies, sits as if rooted in the ground:
We love that Indigenus planters are created by such a diverse group of designers, artists and architects. Each of them brings something special and personal to the collection. Understanding the inspiration behind the designs gives each planter its own story. These are more than just planters, they are sculptural pieces of art and architectural devices that can transform any indoor or outdoor space.
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