The delightful couple that I bought this fabulous oversized pot from were under the impression that it was made by Kartell, which makes sense given that it’s plastic, and has a simplicity to the design that you often see with Karetll products. They also bought it (presumably in the 1970s) at the same time as some other Kartell pieces, so over the years the two have merged into one in their minds. But in fact our giant pot was made by Sebor, a South African company that was established in 1974, and is still going strong today! In fact, believe it or not, they still produce this very same Wonder Pot! How great is that!
Today’s pot – which is large enough for a small tree! – is pretty much identical to the pot that Sebor are selling today, although obviously over time our pot has worn slightly. I assume that the plastic would have been whiter than the colour* it is now, although in the ’70s beige was all the rage, so there’s a good chance that the colour is original – one of Sebor’s claims is that their colours don’t fade! The pot also has some scuff marks (nothing too noticeable though), and on the inside of the pot there are some patches of rust. Structurally the pot is absolutely fine though, and you obviously won’t notice the rust at all once you have your gigantic plant potted!
* The plastic is more beige in colour than it appears in the photos
Dimensions: 52cm tall x 50cm in diameter