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Berzelii

Planter and Water Feature

Ulf Nordfjell

This smooth, basin-like planter can be placed atop a corresponding concrete pillar to double its height, or positioned on a textured surface to create a striking contrast. The planter is fitted with an inner container and an irrigation tank to keep the compost moist. Berzelii can easily be adapted to use as a fountain or water feature.

Dimensions and weight

PLANTER
Length: 125 cm
Width: 80 cm
Height: 40 cm
Overall height (including pipe): 54 cm
Volume: 140 l
Weight: 88 kg

CONCRETE PILLAR
Total length/height: 202 cm
Height above ground: 180 cm
Base plate: 40 cm x 30 cm
Top: 30 cm x 30 cm
Weight: 450 kg

STEEL PILLAR
Total length/height: 230 cm
Height above ground: 205 cm
Weight: 144 kg

INDIVIDUAL DIMENSIONS
The diameter of the steel pipe is 30 cm
The top rim has a diameter of 6.3 cm and is 3.65 mm thick
The steel sheet steel measures 45 cm x 45 cm

Materials

The planter is made from sand-cast 100% recycled aluminium powder-coated in a silvery finish. The inner container is made of reinforced fibreglass and fitted with foldable handles made of galvanised steel. The pillar is made in reinforced cast concrete, or alternatively, in zinc-electroplated steel powder-coated in Gris 900 Sablé. The base plate for both types of pillars is made in rust-resistant sheet steel. The planters’ top rim is made in hot-dip galvanised steel pipe.

Standard colours

Product number

Ö16-11 Stjälk. Pelare i armerad, antracitgrå betong.
Ö16-11G Stjälk. Pelare i grålackerat stål.
Ö16-10BT16 Mona bevattningstank, 16 lit.
Ö16-12 Planteringsinsats till Berzelii.
Ö16-13 Berzelii. Blomsterskål i gjuten aluminium.

Assembly and placement

Some assembly required.

The planter is secured to the top of the pillar with the three stainless steel M16 screws included. The pillar should be attached to a precast concrete foundation with four M20 adjustable bolts (not included). It should be cemented to the foundation or bonded with a chemical anchor.

Maintenance

Polyester powder-coated steel can be repainted with alkyd oil enamel as needed.

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Variants

The pillar is available in cast concrete or in powder-coated steel.

Character

A smooth, basin-like planter that pairs with a corresponding concrete pillar to double its height, or mounted directly to a robust surface to create a striking contrast. It can also be used as a water feature.

Berzelii

Planter and Water Feature

Ulf Nordfjell

This smooth, basin-like planter can be placed atop a corresponding concrete pillar to double its height, or positioned on a textured surface to create a striking contrast. The planter is fitted with an inner container and an irrigation tank to keep the compost moist. Berzelii can easily be adapted to use as a fountain or water feature.

Designers

Ulf Nordfjell

Designer Ulf Nordfjell is a leading landscape architect working partly in his own private practice and for Ramböll Sweden in Stockholm for public spaces. As an exhibition architect and designer he has created some of Sweden’s largest outdoor exhibitions and thus evoked a new interest for contemporary Swedish garden design, among others the Garden Society in Gothenburg in 2008.  Ulf has won many prizes for his landscape architecture in Sweden. City parks in the cities of Linköping, Lund, Malmö, Norrköping, Umeå, Skellefteå and Stockholm, are prime examples of Ulf’s work. The main entrance of the Botanical Garden and the Garden Society in Gothenburg are examples of reconstructed and developed historical parks. Examples of City development including modern parks are large projects in Skellefteå and Umeå and new housing projects in Stockholm such as Silverdal, Sollentuna and Dalenum, Lidingö.

Numerous private gardens throughout Sweden bear testament to Ulf’s creative landscape skills. Ulf’s interest in combining architecture and design with horticulture and nature is well known and he has developed his own style, based on the local genus for every project. His passion for designing with plants can be seen in all of his projects, all of which take into consideration the variable climates that appear from the North to South of Sweden. An example is the permanent exhibition “The Gardens of the Forest” at Wij gardens in Ockelbo. “I think Swedish nature is always present in my garden design.”

Ulf won RHS Gold medals for his Tribute to Linnaeus Garden 2007, The Daily Telegraph Garden 2009 and The Laurent – Perrier garden 2013. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious title Best In Show. Nowadays he is focusing on a huge private estate in Stockholm and his third garden on the French Riviera. Ulf is now working on a new book about his garden design being published spring 2021 at Prisma/Nordstedts.

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