Brent had an eventful week in Paris at Maison et Objet checking in with our valued manufacturers and forging new potential relationships. He was fortunate to have the perfect sidekick, his daughter Daisy (the original eye of the day), to advise him on design and the gastronomic corners of the city. Together they strolled the Jardin des Tuileries between rows of stately wood citrus planters. These French planter boxes are seen throughout the country at the entrance of countless sophisticated hotels, shops and restaurants, including the famed Paul Bocuse restaurants in Lyon. Both Brent and Daisy knew that these iconic planters, also known as Versailles Planters, should be represented at Eye of the Day. And so begins a new friendship with the owner of a manufacturing company producing traditional French wooden citrus planters.
The charming gentleman, let’s call him Mr. French, arrived at Brent and Daisy’s hotel in his restored 1959 Bentley and they toured the city and spent their final evening at his home. An agreement was reached and Eye of the Day is proud to carry these fine French planters. They are available in a number of sizes and are made from acacia wood or teak with customary metal bands. Both types of wood are naturally oil saturated which aids in avoiding deterioration. The first wooden citrus planters were invented by Andre Le Notre, the gardener of King Louis XIV for the Palace of Versailles, near Paris. Using the traditional design, the planter boxes have removable sides in order to access the roots of the plants for pruning.
The French wooden citrus planter is an ideal addition to the impressive assortment of garden containers at Eye of the Day. Brent, this time with Daisy, continues to prove that he is, indeed, Entrepreneur & Seeker of Fine Garden and Horticultural Artifacts.
Natural Acacia wood planter box at Eye of the Day shown here also available in Teak. Galvanized inserts and custom finishes available upon request.