When I tell you to think about planters, chances are you are just thinking of a few common materials – terra cotta / clay, plastic, concrete, or a few powder coated metals. To be honest, there is nothing wrong with any of these materials… in that they are doing what they need to do. Some offer porosity, others resistance and durability, and they each give their own aesthetic to the planter, whether minimalist, exterior, brutalist, etc. There is, however, one material that is not usually on this list, and it’s worth noting that enough, it ticks all the boxes.

Designer: Zachary Leong

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The material I am referring to is cork. Cork fulfills all the basic aspects of planter design and more. It is damage resistant, hydrophobic, insect repellent, mold / spoilage resistant, and has a lovely original aesthetic that complements plants beautifully. It is also sustainable, recyclable and, most importantly, biodegradable… something that terracotta, plastic, concrete and metal are not known for. The Corki Planter is an indoor planter that advocates the use of cork as a material for storing and growing plants. It comes with a two-part design, including a planter itself and a water collection tray that sits underneath.

Created by design graduate Zachary Leong, the Cork Planter features a simple design that showcases cork as a material. Made from sustainably sourced cork, Zach is quick to mention that unlike clay, concrete, plastic, or even wood itself, cork is an incredibly renewable resource. The material comes from the bark of a cork oak tree, which can be simply harvested without cutting the tree down, and is incredibly easy to work with and even recycle. It’s even good for the tree itself since it allows the trunk to absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere.

With its characteristic rubbery surface, cork is incredibly durable and can easily withstand any impact without bending, breaking or even cracking, making the planter durable over years and years of use … and the cork is naturally hydrophobic, repelling insects and resistant to molds too (which is why it’s the perfect material for wine bottle stoppers), which allows you to use the Corki Planter to grow succulents and plants. cacti that require less water, or even plants that require a lot of maintenance and water.

3 drainage holes.

The 2 in 1 design makes it easy to carry the pot and saucer.

The two-part design of the Corki planter is simple and serves to emphasize the advantages of its material. The cylindrical planter has drainage holes at the base and a water collection tray that plugs into the bottom. The tray adapts relatively well to the planter and adheres faithfully to the base of the planter when the Corki is lifted off the ground, making it easy to transport the planter and place it in different parts of the house. Speaking of which, the Corki’s nude cork aesthetic lends a nice earthy touch to any home decor. Designed without any extra details or a hint of paint, the planter proudly wears its “cork” on its sleeve and has a distinctly raw appeal that fans of concrete planters will appreciate.

Ultimately, Zachary focuses on how the Corki Planter champions a circular economy. Cork is a highly renewable material that generates no waste in its production and supply. Cork particles can be used and reused over and over again, making cork products very easy to continuously recycle, and if the cork ends up being thrown away, it will biodegrade in no time. If somehow that wasn’t enough, Zach also mentions that the cork used in the planter’s production is sustainably sourced and even ethically made, with help from Zachary’s family. abroad. The Corki Planter works with all kinds of plants and comes in two sizes: an Original for $ 40 and a Mini for $ 12. You can get a Corki Planter for yourself (or more of them) using the link below, and the planters will start shipping in January 2022.

Click here to buy now: $ 12. Hurry, there are less than 72 hours left!