ISSUE 42  |  Italian Masters

From Italy with Love: Raw and Rustic Planters from Flò

October 19, 2015 3:00 PM

BY Justine Hand

When it comes to planters, I gravitate towards organic vessels made from rustic materials that mimic my plants’ natural habitat. So it is not surprising that these rough-hewn vases and plant trays from Italy caught my eye while I was browsing at ABC Carpet and Home recently. Each is handmade by Flí², a company started by celebrated Bolognese florist Annalisa Lo Porto, who developed these pots to complement her own arrangements: 

Above: Unglazed and raw, the ceramic vessels conjure the elemental beauty of the Italian countryside.

Above: Flí²’s Low-Sided Ceramic Tray (available at ABC Carpet and Home in natural or black colors) measures 1 foot square by 1.18 inches; $85. 

Above: A Hand-Formed Ceramic Tray in natural (also available in black) measures 10 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches; $65.

Above: Shown here in black, this Ceramic Vase is also available in natural; $55.


Above: Also available in black, a Ceramic Tray measures approximately 1 foot square by 4 inches high; $130.

Above: Flí²’s Large Pot in black has a 7.9-inch diameter: $175.

Above: If you travel to Bologna, it’s worth a visit to Flí²’s showroom and shop. See the full range of ceramics at Flí² (where a limited selection of items is available to buy online–alas, in Italy only).

NB: This post originally ran on January 19, 2015. 

For more ways to capture the rustic romance of Italy, see: