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Looking back on our time at Coblands Trade Show Open Days

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on July 2 2014 08:20 in Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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It’s been two weeks since the Coblands Trade Show finished and we’re getting back into the swing of things at Livingreen Design. We met a large number of excited garden designers and landscapers who loved our products; and the rides around the nursery in golf buggies. It was a wonderful opportunity to listen to our potential customers and find out what they really need from a planter supplier and the limitless potential that our planters can bring to their designs. It was a highly enjoyable experience which provided us with space to promote our planters in the south of England; for those that couldn’t make it to our showroom in Edinburgh to see our new ranges. We hope that everyone loved having a sneak peek at our new planters (that we are going to be launching very soon) as much as we enjoyed presenting our work. Finally, a big thank you to everyone that came to visit us and also to Coblands Nurseries for having us at their Tonbridge Nursery. Watch this space for our new ranges.

 


 

Above: Half of our stand at the Trade Show


 

Above:Priory planters enjoying the sun at Coblands Nursery in Tonbridge

 

 

Above: Display at Coblands Nursery in Tonbridge

 

 

Above: [Left] Day Planters and [Right] Stack Planters

Flame Red Bills at Paris Montparnasse

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on May 16 2014 04:17 in Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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Just four out of 12 Bill 04 Tree planters, 1m in diameter for French Railways, SNCF.

 


Finished in textured Flame Red. These beautiful pots have been made using fire retardant resins and gels to achieve the M1 French fire retardant standard, similar to UK Class 0. All our planters can be similarly specified to be made in these materials giving specifiers unlimited design options for public areas where flame retardant products are essential. Despite having to make this more complex laminate, Livingreen managed to meet a tight deadline for customer Ambius France, delivering the completed job to France 13 working days after the order was placed.

 


 

The planters are now installed at the Paris station Montparnasse. Clearly they are taking no chances in ordering them in flame retardant materials as this is very same station made famous by the 1895 steam train crash. The Granville-Paris Express overran the platform within the station as it was trying to make up for lost time. It was travelling at such a high speed that it careered through a 60cm (2ft) thick wall, shot across a terrace, smashed out the station’s window and plummeted 10m (33ft) below onto the Place de Rennes; and killing an innocent woman below. Due to the negligence of the engine driver, the railway company paid for the woman’s funeral and provided a pension to look after her children. The picture though world famous with a reproduction in ‘real life’ as the frontspiece of a museum chain in Brazil – something for the football supporters perhaps!