Each of these self-watering planters is comprised of interlocking containers, giving them a stable base and an integrated reservoir.
The planters are crafted from terracotta, and the upper containers retain their natural colour. The bases are coloured in green, white and dark brown, highlighting the earth tones of the terracotta containers as they create subtle contrasts. Available in two sizes, the planters can contain a variety of plants, shrubs and small trees. The water reservoir fills from the side, through an opening large enough to be refilled by a waterspout or hose nozzle. The self-watering function is activated when the upper containers absorb water from the bases below them. The containers’ unglazed forms siphon water into the soil they hold, while the bases are glazed to prevent any leakage. The series can create a container garden in an urban setting, or add potted plants to the interior.
As a child growing up in northern Norway, Ann Kristin considered the awe-inspiring nature surrounding her native Narvik to be her playground. Today, she continues to ‘play’ in nature, transforming her childhood fascination with natural materials into cutting-edge, contemporary designs. With a background in woodworking and a post-graduate degree in ceramics, Ann Kristin is a master of handcrafted forms. She currently explores new potentials for classic materials, such as stoneware, to create sculptures, installations and multifunctional products. Northern launches with Oasis, Ann Kristin’s two-tone terracotta planter series, in our accessories range. A designer who truly appreciates the beauty of the natural world, Ann Kristin’s planters bring nature indoors for others to enjoy.