Minimalist Style Breathable Concrete Garden Planters

November 3, 2012 by

Eternit, the creative Swiss brand behind the whimsical Relax Man planter featured in our Container Porn post, produces their Palma planter of their patented version of Fibercement–a composite concrete material made of sand, cement and cellulose fibers often used in the building industry for siding and available as well in sheet form for other uses, like planters and outdoor furniture. Fiber cement is a breathable, durable, and sustainable material made completely from natural elements.


Palma’s Austrian designer, Rainer Mutsch, uses Fibercement to form the Palma planters by hand in Eternit’s Swiss production plant.

Drawing inspiration from the trunks of palm trees, the planters faux layered rings circling from the bottom to the top of the container.

The minimalist planters, which would blend well in most any indoor our outdoor decor, are available in several colors and two heights.


  1. Mary Ann said:

    Robin, I must find those planters. Where? Do you have a contact for them so we can get them here in the US? Gorgeous.

    — November 4, 2012 @ 10:32

  2. Andrea Waters said:

    I love those…I am redoing my rooftop deck and would love to find those. Do you know any great Landscape designers here in LA I could contact. This is not a big budget project but I want a professional…

    — November 4, 2012 @ 15:32

  3. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Mary Ann and Andrea–Greenform in California is their US rep. I have contacted them to see if they sell them, and will let you know.

    — November 5, 2012 @ 18:56

  4. 12 Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Furniture Pieces For Urban Flair Pingback said:

    […] Rainer Mutsch is one of my favorite designers and his durable outdoor pendant lamps set my heart aglow. I love that they hang from the same rope used for sailboats. Crafted from hand-molded fiber-cement shells, they look equally amazing indoors. […]

    — December 19, 2013 @ 11:32

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