R5 Into the Garden

 

garden follies

Laura Spector’s giant orbs were featured at Art Basel/Miami and won the Platinum Award for Design Excellence. A whimsical focal point, alone or in groups, indoors or out. Left untouched, they morph and change with the seasons. Handcrafted in Oriental bittersweet over an iron inner frame; available by commission in sizes from two to five feet in diameter.
lauraspectordesign.com starting at $2,000

timeless design

This early 20th-century French metal skeleton-style clock face has a starburst motif and original gilding on the numerals.
Fleur $15,000

 

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flights of fancy

These colorful roosters are made from reclaimed scrap metal salvaged from cars and roofing materials and hand-crafted so no two are alike. Outdoors, they will continue to rust as they age.
Smith & Hawken small-$129, medium-$169, and large-$259.

 

 

 

 

la cage aux folles

This hexagonal garden aviary with scalloped zinc roof over an iron base should have visitors chirping. A bird finial adorns the top point, more than five feet tall. Late 19th-century France
Fleur $9,600

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classic elegance

Barbara Israel’s Garden Traditions Cynara Finial takes the form of an artichoke, after an exceptional English 19th-century original.
Mariani Gardens $2,750

 

heavy metal

The Garden of Ideas in nearby Ridgefield, Connecticut, is as full of sculptures as gardening ideas, including the largest U.S. collection of artist Steve Cote’s whimsical works.
Garden of Ideas $3,400

 

 

 

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steely deal

The design of this limited-edition (only 25 are made a year) stainless-steel planter is based on an old French wine hod, used for harvesting grapes. Lightweight, rust-free; also available in a blackened steel finish.
Avant Garden $1,200 to $1,400

 

 

loop de loop

It’s a seat, it’s a table, it’s an umbrella stand! Handcrafted by Laura Spector, the interchangeable 12-inch to 18-inch diameter wood or copper top rests on a hand coiled base made from solid, squared one-inch-thick recycled iron. Available in a rainbow of colors.
lauraspectordesign.com $750

 

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