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10 Easy Pieces: Midcentury Modern Cylinder Planters

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10 Easy Pieces: Midcentury Modern Cylinder Planters

May 17, 2018

The iconic midcentury modern cylinder planter is having a moment. The originals, introduced in the 1950s by Los Angeles–based Architectural Pottery, have spawned a new generation of graceful, simple silhouettes.

Vintage cylinder planters are prized among collectors (a La Gardo Tackett Planter from Architectural Pottery is $2,600 on 1st Dibs). But vintage doesn’t fit everybody’s budget. We’ve rounded up 10 well-priced cylinder planters, with designs that pay homage to midcentury modern originals.

Made of hand-thrown clay, a midcentury modern cylinder Clinton Planter is available in three colors (green, terracotta, and white) and has a metal stand. It measures \23.5 inches high and \1\2 inches wide; \$\159 at Rejuvenation.
Above: Made of hand-thrown clay, a midcentury modern cylinder Clinton Planter is available in three colors (green, terracotta, and white) and has a metal stand. It measures 23.5 inches high and 12 inches wide; $159 at Rejuvenation.
A midcentury modern cylinder Standing Textured Planter is brass with a verdigris whitewashed finish and has a diameter of about \1\2.5 inches. It is £75 and will be available in mid-June at Cox & Cox.
Above: A midcentury modern cylinder Standing Textured Planter is brass with a verdigris whitewashed finish and has a diameter of about 12.5 inches. It is £75 and will be available in mid-June at Cox & Cox.
An Extra-Large Mid-Century Modern Planter and wood plant stand are sold separately or as a set. The plant stand is \$85; with the \1\2-inch ceramic planter, the set is \$\145 at East Pine via Etsy.
Above: An Extra-Large Mid-Century Modern Planter and wood plant stand are sold separately or as a set. The plant stand is $85; with the 12-inch ceramic planter, the set is $145 at East Pine via Etsy.
Made of iron, a Dundee Floor Planter with Short Stand in an antique bronze finish is designed for a nine-inch pot; \$74.95 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: Made of iron, a Dundee Floor Planter with Short Stand in an antique bronze finish is designed for a nine-inch pot; $74.95 at Crate & Barrel.
A Large Mid-Century Modern Cylinder Planter with a gold metal stand has a diameter of \1\2.75 inches and is \$\179.\10 at the Potted Earth Co.
Above: A Large Mid-Century Modern Cylinder Planter with a gold metal stand has a diameter of 12.75 inches and is $179.10 at the Potted Earth Co.
A stoneware Case Study Cylinder Planter with either a Brazilian walnut wood or powder-coated steel base is available in three sizes with diameters from 9.75 inches to \17 inches and four colors (shown in white); \$\160 to \$\295, depending on size, at Modernica.
Above: A stoneware Case Study Cylinder Planter with either a Brazilian walnut wood or powder-coated steel base is available in three sizes with diameters from 9.75 inches to 17 inches and four colors (shown in white); $160 to $295, depending on size, at Modernica.
Made of resin with a silver washing effect, a white cylinder Fiore Planter with a black metal stand is \16.5 inches in diameter and \28.5 inches high; \$\199 at CB\2.
Above: Made of resin with a silver washing effect, a white cylinder Fiore Planter with a black metal stand is 16.5 inches in diameter and 28.5 inches high; $199 at CB2.
A ceramic Large Mid-Century Modern Planter and hardwood plant stand (also shown in the top photo of the post) are sold separately or as a set. The plant stand is \$65; with a \10-inch ceramic planter, the set is \$\1\10 from East Pine via Etsy.
Above: A ceramic Large Mid-Century Modern Planter and hardwood plant stand (also shown in the top photo of the post) are sold separately or as a set. The plant stand is $65; with a 10-inch ceramic planter, the set is $110 from East Pine via Etsy.
A two-piece light gray midcentury modern cylinder Iron Pot Planter Set with heights of \19.\2 to \2\2.\2 inches starts at \$79.99 at All Modern.
Above: A two-piece light gray midcentury modern cylinder Iron Pot Planter Set with heights of 19.2 to 22.2 inches starts at $79.99 at All Modern.
A Ceramic Planter & Metal Stand is available in three sizes (at diameters from 7.\13 to \1\1.5 inches); \$38 to \$98 at Terrain.
Above: A Ceramic Planter & Metal Stand is available in three sizes (at diameters from 7.13 to 11.5 inches); $38 to $98 at Terrain.
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