Phillips Collection’s Nature’s Planters are made of natural materials, including abaca (a type of banana indigenous to the Philippines) leaves and other types of banana leaves, along with natural weave and wood, that are later covered in many layers of resin to give them strength and luster. The collection is made up of two styles, Classic and Elonga, and three sizes. For a more contemporary look, polished aluminum and polished bronze finishes are also available. The collection was designed by Fred van Bedijk. phillipscollection.com
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