If you’re not familiar with the Rich Brothers, then here’s what you need to know. The landscape designers are not only the youngest ever Chelsea gold medal winners (in 2015), they’re also one half of BBC’s Garden Rescue team.
And their latest project is a collaboration with Habitat. They were tasked to create a collection of affordable designs into gardens, including furniture and planters.
The Rich Brothers x Habitat
David and Harry Rich designed the sculptural collection of furniture, Rolio, exclusively for Habitat. The contemporary, fluid shapes have been inspired by the rolling hills of their native Wales.
The slatted acacia not only create interesting shadows, it allows the furniture to blend more seamlessly into a natural setting. The hardwearing wood will also age beautifully into your gardenscape.
‘The linear profile and soft, elegant edges that almost blend down into the ground are the design crux of this collection,’ say the Rich Brothers. ‘They feature across dining table, bench, chair and garden lounger.’
The dining table, chair and bench have a slim profile that would sit just as well in an urban outdoor space as it would contrasting in a relaxed, leafy garden.
Buy now: Rolio chair, £120, Habitat
Rich Brothers garden planters
There’s also a collection of planters to complement the furniture. The ribbed finish of the Rediad pots adds plenty of textural interest. As well as decking or patios, the planters will help add greenery to even the smallest outside space. We’re thinking balconies, courtyards or even a window ledge.
The trough is plenty big enough to plant herbs or vegetables, too.
‘A favourite material of ours, galvanised metal is mainly associated with agriculture and has a utilitarian, raw look to it, especially as it ages,’ say the Rich Brothers. ‘It’s an extremely tough material and wears nicely within a garden, with a patina that offsets greenery nicely.’
The trio of planters are different sizes, so the varied heights add visual interest and lots of impact when they are grouped together.
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Which pieces do you have your eye on?