Learn tips and tricks to help you design the most creative, stunning, and modern wallscape with your wallscape planters.
Vertical Gardens in Restaurants: More Than Aesthetics
Interior biophilic design is gaining traction in the hospitality industry, particularly urban restaurants where real estate is often limited—and tech-tethered customers crave a connection to the natural world. Whether you’re running a casual bistro or vanguard dining establishment, indoor vertical gardens are not just decorative.
Functionally, they make the most of available space while also serving as a natural sound dampener in high-traffic areas. Moreover, they are cost-effective for restaurants to offer fresh herbs and edibles with a much smaller footprint. At Pandemic Design Studio, our individual modular wall planters are a perfect product for your restaurant with five available sizes and unlimited configuration potential.
Aesthetics, Function and Appeal of Indoor Vertical Gardens
Vertical gardens can supply an endless source of leafy greens and aromatics for restaurants– yet take up very little indoor space. Whether it’s fresh dill, edible flowers, or tender microgreens, it’s all possible with the right setup.
Vertical garden kits are increasingly commonplace, but these living wall systems– often made of PVC and plastic– have little in the way of aesthetic appeal. Our ceramic wall planters offer an experiential sculptural element that is without rival in the vertical garden world and will elevate and invigorate the look and feel of your restaurant.
The design of our handmade wallscape planters is inspired by the nodes on a tree, where the branch extends from the trunk. Organic in design and materials, our wall planters are crafted in five sizes and available in five standard colors. Mix and match sizes and colors to create a stunning vertical garden that will be sure to enhance any space and give your patrons something new to talk about unique to your restaurant.
True Farm-to-Table Dining Experiences
The demand for locally grown organic produce is also on the rise. And restaurants are responding with plant-based menus that feature colorful edibles grown right on the premises. Vertical gardens enable chefs to incorporate greenery in their dishes, whether as a garnish or vegetarian centerpiece.
The majority of herbs prefer drier soil conditions and therefore are excellent choices. Oregano, spearmint, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, and cilantro are versatile favorites. Consider planting exciting varieties of edible flowers like pansy, violas, day lilies, nasturtium, marigold, or hibiscus for your specialty cocktails.
Sculptural Indoor or Outdoor Vertical Garden System
If you’re looking to enhance your customers’ gastronomic and sensory experience, contact Pandemic Design Studio to explore our modular wall planter systems for your restaurant.
Our modern Node Collection features high-fired stoneware planters that can be combined in infinite ways for a striking vertical garden that is as functional as it is beautiful.
- Published in Wallscape Planters
Are Living Walls Hard to Maintain?
Living walls, though lush and exceptionally pleasing to the eye, are complex and costly to maintain. They require a green thumb and considerable time investments. While live vertical gardens need nominal soil substrate, there is the issue of proper lighting, routine irrigation, fertilization, and pruning. It’s a delicate balance to keep vegetation thriving and healthy, and any misstep can result in poor growing conditions and plant failure. The maintenance issues alone have caused many business owners to pause before investing in such projects.
The good news is that interior designers have better alternatives for elevating the ambiance of a space with a living wall system. For a high-impact aesthetic, consider plant wall containers designed and handcrafted by Pandemic Design Studio. Embrace the green wall concept with our innovative and sophisticated stoneware planters that fit any size wall. Their modular design allows you to customize the look, making them ideal for a range of commercial establishments looking to integrate biophilic design elements.
Benefits of Ceramic Plant Wall Containers
Plant groupings echo natural landscapes more than their solo counterparts, whether it’s a cluster of five succulents or 50 rainbow-hued orchids. The beauty of the Node Collection wall-mounted planters is their versatility and ease of care. Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, this plant wall system has drip irrigation compatible holes and comes in five different sizes, letting you assemble a potpourri of gorgeous greenery that is sure to turn heads.
An estimated 10 percent of plants in traditional living walls die off each year due to stress and irrigation problems. Brown foliage is not only an eyesore but costly to replace. Just another reason to weigh the benefits of a curated green wall system with ceramic planters.
Our high-fired wallscape planters feature a sculptural element that is unique to the industry. Paired with the right flora, their minimalist design yields an inviting environment minus the hefty upkeep. A sculptural living wall may serve as a centerpiece of the room, adding that wow factor.
Sustainable Connection to Nature
When it comes to biophilic environments, plant wall systems are among the top trends for restaurants, bars, cafes, and other commercial establishments that value sustainability. Green walls are more than just decoration– they help reconnect us to nature. Our ceramic plant containers do that with infinite style and innovation.
Captivate your customers with a museum-quality plant wall that is low maintenance and space-efficient. Mix and match colors– such as white, gunmetal, and light gray– for an eclectic look or go monochrome with vibrant flowers for a stunning focal point.
Plant Wall System Featuring Experiential Modular Design
The bottom line is that living walls require time, money, and effort compared to plant wall systems by Pandemic Design Studio. Discover their functionality, quality, and ease of care for yourself! Contact us for more information.
- Published in Plant Design, Wallscape Planters
Enliven Your Restaurant & Attract Customers with Wall Plants
There is a vibrancy and freshness about plants in interior settings. It’s no wonder that green walls have become a global trend in restaurant design. Foliage brightens the atmosphere, provides a pleasing visual element, and absorbs sound– a winning combination.
Wall plants– when thoughtfully done– can be transformative, elevating the ambiance and look of any restaurant. Whether you want an entire plant wall or a few strategic planters, it’s easy to liven up your interior and set your business apart from the competition.
Sculptural Green Wall
Pandemic Design Studio specializes in sculptural wall plant holders handcrafted in quality ceramic stoneware. These bold statement planters lend a significant design feature to any space, transforming bare walls. When it comes to installation, there is no need for professionals. Our modular planters can be fastened to concrete, tile, drywall, or stone using Velcro, screws, or 3M Command Strips.
Inspired by elements of nature, each ceramic planter is custom-made in our Pennsylvania workshop, where our focus is on creating modern, functional, designed decor. Planters are available in multiple sizes and sophisticated colors. They can be mounted in small or large configurations for an attention-grabbing effect. Your wallscape can be used to showcase spring blooms, epiphytes, succulents, or a medley of your favorite flora that revolve around the seasons.
Low Maintenance Wall Plants
Need some inspiration for wall-mounted greenery that is lush and hardy? Consider these forgiving species:
- Pothos — (Epipremnum aureum) – This undemanding vine plant thrives in a variety of indoor environments and is highly tolerant of dry soil. Also known as Ceylon Creeper or Devil’s Ivy, this variety adds interesting foliage to any restaurant interior.
- ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) – Featuring deep emerald-hued leaves, the ZZ plant looks vaguely prehistoric. It’s a slow grower that does well in containers, but its most desirable trait is that it can be neglected for weeks without any tell-tale signs. Low-light conditions and minimal water are no problem for this stalwart species.
- Epiphytes (air plants) – As their name implies, air plants don’t require soil, making them one of the easiest to care for. They can withstand temperature and moisture extremes, and more importantly, they add a dazzling pop of color and texture.
Innovative Wall Plant Containers for Restaurants
You don’t need a forest of exotic vegetation to elevate your space. However, subtle yet intentional biophilic design elements go a long way in restaurant décor. Pandemic Design Studio is here to help! Shop our wall-mounted planters from our Node Collection.
Customize an extraordinary living collage for a fresh and vibrant look that differentiates your brand and aesthetic. Contact us today for more details.
- Published in Biophilic Design, Plant Design, Wallscape Planters
How Restaurants Are Incorporating Biophilic Design with Indoor Ceramic Planters
Vertical gardens and green walls are the universal design thread through some of the nation’s hippest restaurants. From Los Angeles to New York City, you’ll see dining rooms adorned with hanging baskets of live ferns, verdant succulents, and even floating gardens. Ask any interior designer, and they’ll tell you that plants add powerful accents and create a palpable change in the way a restaurant looks and feels.
The hospitality industry is a competitive one. In order to thrive, restaurants must provide not only superior cuisine and service, but an atmosphere that engages the senses. For this reason, many establishments are turning to biophilic design – incorporating elements of nature inside. Interior spaces that reference the outdoors in direct and subtle ways (think wall planters and living sculptures) have been shown to improve the physical and mental well-being of the occupants.
Blurring the Boundaries Between Inside and Out
The skilled use of vegetation – whether tabletop vases, trees, or living walls, brings a spectacular aesthetic along with many functional benefits. Artfully designed green walls bring life into neutral environments and can be utilized to define cozy dining spaces in large, open-plan restaurants.
Hanging baskets festooned in foliage draw the eye upward while creating a feeling of lushness and volume that adds dimension. Plant design is also employed to give each section of a restaurant – bar, terrace, dining area – a specific ambiance, be it romantic, minimalist, or modern farmhouse. Strategically placed planters can help provide privacy from other dining guests. Restaurants are also using indoor ceramic planters from Pandemic Design Studio to inject color and textural interest without taking up valuable floor space.
Handcrafted from premium stoneware, each modular planter is a work of art in its own right. Hang them individually or in clusters to fashion an eye-catching biophilic focal point. There are various size and color options, letting designers mix and match for a truly custom effect. Our ceramic wall planters can be used to frame architectural features, demarcate dining areas, or simply add visual interest.
Welcome patrons to an inviting environment with a stunning piece of living sculpture that literally breathes new life into dining spaces. Whether decked out with orchids, spider plants, or staghorn ferns, our planters elevate the ambiance and provide a tangible connection to nature.
Modern Ceramic Wall Planters for Restaurants
Commercial architects and interior designers are embracing biophilic design like never before with modular ceramic planters from the Pandemic Design Studio. Our Node Collection of wallscape planters for restaurants features sleek designs that can be affixed to masonry, concrete, and drywall using a single screw, Velcro or 3M Command Strips.
Are you ready to plant a vertical garden in your restaurant with ceramic Nodes? Contact us today to ask about custom color runs, available for large-scale orders!
- Published in Biophilic Design, Wallscape Planters
How to Install Ceramic Wall Mounted Planters
There is nothing common about the common houseplant these days and with recent articles by The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times, indoor plant ownership is skyrocketing and there is no limit to this fascinating hobby or the exotic plants people are seeking. In additional to many millennials taking up an interest in indoor plants in leu of a yard, bars restaurants, offices, and hotels are installing wall planters and green walls as well and they are all doing so for the same reason – they do not take up valuable floor or counter space!
Luckily, hanging a wall planter is relatively easy. For only a couple of dollars at your local hardware store, you can buy the screws and hardware you will need to hang your planter. You can spare yourself the expense of hiring a handyman and have a few bucks left over to invest in that exotic, eye-catching plant. Here’s a simple guide on how to install wall mounted planters:
Standard Wall Planters
Wall planters, regardless of size, need to be mounted securely to any wall surface. Always remember to use “pan head” or hex head “lag” screws to hang your planters. These screws provide a lip which will prevent you planter from falling off unlike a screw with a conical profile. Your local hardware store will be familiar with these terms. Never tighten the screw completely against a ceramic or glass wall planter as both materials need to be able to expand and contract with temperature.
If you would like to install your planters into drywall, you will need the appropriate screw and possibly a drywall anchor depending on the weight of the wall planter and location desired. Make sure you read the hanging instructions that come with your wall planter and take note of any hanging suggestions they make including weight requirements. Self-drilling (that’s right, no predrilling, no power tools!) plastic drywall anchors will more than likely be adequate for any wall planter you wish to hang. They come in different sizes and each requires a specific sized pan head screw. The staff at your local hardware store will be able to help you. Do not go to Home Depot or Lowes for help.
- First, figure out if your wall planter is heavy enough to need an anchor or if a screw by itself will suffice. Screws that are driven into a wall stud do not need an anchor. Studs are usually spaced apart 16” On Center in The US.
- Deciding where the planters will go and mark the wall with a pencil. If you want multiple planters to be evenly spaced, remember, measure twice, drive once.
- Once the positions are finalized, use a screwdriver to drive in the self-drilling drywall anchor right on the pencil mark. If pencil mark is located on a stud, just drive the screw into the drywall. Remember most drywall is ½” thick so your screw needs to be long enough to enter into the stud. A 2” screw is a good size and a power drill will make your life easier.
- If using an anchor, use a screwdriver to drive in the pan head screw.
- Hang ceramic planters on the screw.
If installing your planter in concrete or masonry, use anchors or screws designed specifically for the task.
Modular Ceramic Planters Are the Future
If you’re looking for a unique, modern alternative to the basic and utilitarian wall-mounted planter, check out modular ceramic wall-mounted planters, like the Node Collection from Pandemic Design Studio. These sleek, stylish, and eye-catching designs can be affixed to the wall just like standard planters. Because of their large flat back, they can also be attached using Velcro, which is great if you want to mix up their positioning from time to time or you want to hang them in a bathroom or kitchen without drilling into your tile. 3M Command Strips are also an excellent way to hang Nodes but please read the instructions on the packaging for Velcro and Command Strips. Pandemic Design Studio can also provide pre-cut, pre-finished, and pre-drilled wooden backing boards that make installation super easy for larger installations. Whether you’re looking to add a few plants to a bare wall in your apartment or want to install an entire green wall in your office lobby, modular designs are the way to go to add extra interest, intrique, and an eye-catching statement piece in any space. See Pandemic Design Studio custom plant wall installation below.
Style and Quality Matter
Your wall planter should be more than just an object that holds a plant; it should be a design element that adds to the aesthetic of your space and should be an extension of your values. Choose quality materials that will last a lifetime. The ceramic wall planters collection by Pandemic Design Studio is hand-crafted from premium quality Pennsylvania stoneware slip, right here in the U.S.A. This high fired ceramic stoneware won’t crack when frozen, making it a smart choice for planters that will be placed outside. Invest in quality, and make your home or business come alive. Check out the ceramic wall-mounted planters from our Node collection today. Contact us today to learn more about custom plant wall installations.
- Published in Wallscape Planters