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Obbligato Stainless steel clad round planters

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*obbligato / obli'gahtoh/ adj said of a musical part or accompaniment: not to be omitted. [Italian obbligato obligatory, past part. of obbligare to oblige, from Latin obligare]

*Definition from The New Penguin English Dictionary


ob-bli-ga-to (ob-li-ga-to) adjective - not to be left out; obligatory (used of a musical part or accompaniment that is considered prominent but usually ornamental).

**Definition from www.wordsmyth.net

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Green Walls

Social distancing will be with us for the foreseeable future. For everyone to resume their normal routine while respecting the recommended space between each other, designers and business owners will have to rethink space design to create safe areas for their patrons and staff. Although keeping apart has become very important, physical barriers and markings are needed to remind us not to slip back into old habits. Planters and green walls are ideal for a number of reasons - they are more attractive, functional alternatives to other physical barriers that have become the norm and have huge health benefits.

Rows of decorative planters, green screens or planting troughs can be used to disperse and direct people, making workplaces or public areas safe while reducing anxiety and adding overall health benefits for everyone. Planters can be moved as needed to suit different scenarios, making spaces adaptable for any purpose. Whether in a work or social environment - adding planters will enhance any space as we work our way through this unprecedented crisis and may be a long term solution to managing groups of people in the future.    

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Obbligato manufactures an exclusive range of contemporary plant containers, murals, furniture and accessories for a modern lifestyle.

We specialise in developing unique, versatile products that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, with a focus on simple, considered shapes and minimalist elements. The return of small-batch, handcrafted, authentic items celebrates the discerning consumer who is seeking original, well-constructed, individually created pieces made from sustainable materials in place of mass-produced, disposable furnishings.

Provenance, authenticity and longevity matter.

"Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest." - Leo Babauta

The functional, contemporary furniture, outdoor garden pots, indoor planters and associated products are manufactured in Durban, South Africa, from a wide variety of materials, including stainless steel, copper, fibreglass and mosaic in various styles which can be finished to customer specification.

All products are made to order and will enhance any home, corporate or commercial environment, eclectic or formal.

In addition to the standard decor product range in our catalogue - bespoke items can be manufactured to suit a variety of projects and applications in your home, garden or office.

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Mosaic wall murals - unique bespoke murals made to any size or design - read more...

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