Sometimes a graceful planter is all you to brighten up your day or a cityscape. The City of Norwalk, CT wanted to bring some color to the business district and make it more inviting for people to visit.
Designed by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, it was a rather straight-forward project. The agency choose what they wanted from visiting our website, and then worked with our inside sales staff to flush out the details. They choose over 50 planters from our Downtown Collection. This classic collection, with distinctive curves, soft corners and tall, elegant proportions adds a modern flair to any project. In round, square and rectangular shapes, the variety of sizes are useful for flower and color displays.
We get a lot of requests for pots, planters and trellis products finished in unique, project-specific colors. We can only offer so many as standard, so we color match on a regular basis. Some of these colors eventually find their way to our blog, advertisements, or on our websites. Slowly but surely, we get more and more customers asking for specific non-standard colors.
Due to their popularity, we recently added several of these colors, plus a few more, to our standard color pallet for all our FRP fiberglass pots. Shown first at Dwell on Design this year, the new “standards” have gotten terrific response!
They are all available now, at no additional cost. We’re still happy to match colors for specific projects, and we always welcome color requests and suggestions from our clients. Continue reading →
Downtown Collection Planters at the Gables Uptown Trail apartment complex, Dallas – photos courtesy of Ewing Irrigation
The Downtown Collection is officially the hottest shape of the season. Just based upon recent installations (the Westport Plaza in St. Louis) and one soon to come (the City of Norwalk, CT), we’re having trouble keeping them in stock!!
The new terrace at the entrance to Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Tournesol Siteworks was part of one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas last fall when renowned Washington DC chef Michel Richard opened his newest eatery, Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. The restaurant was named to several “Top 10″ lists within months of opening. Landscape architect Chris Attanasio designed the outdoor terrace using our Wilshire Collection rectangles to create the terrace space, and Downtown Collection as focal planters.
Downtown Collection DS-6000 planters, in a custom shade of green
Los Feliz Residence - photos courtesy of Park Slope Landscape
A while back we featured a few images of a residential project in a blog post titled “Another satisfied customer”. Joan Grabel of Park Slope Landscape worked on the Gurman Residence in Santa Monica, transforming a beatiful 1924 home with an average landscape into something special.
Jon, attached is a photo of the Los Feliz house with ’Downtown’ GFRC pots. Looks great!!
We agree, she’s done great work here! Joan is an exhibiting artist in the Los Angeles area, who created Park Slope Design to “expand her art from the canvas to the landscape”. She’s a featured designer on HGTV, and another satisfied Tournesol Siteworks customer. Thanks, Joan!
Downtown and Wilshire Collection planters, The Clark Hotel, Los Angeles
We recently worked with Syntax Builders on the pool deck of the Clark Hotel. This historic hotel in the heart of downtown L.A. was built in 1913, and known for most of its years as the Hotel Clark. The current owners are adding a pool and lounge area, and reopening the building as a 350-room hotel.