Story Planter

Designed by Afteroom for Design Within Reach


Item Number: 2516935
$395.00 - $495.00
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Returns and Refunds

We want you to be delighted with your new purchase. If you need to make a return, we're here to help. Please review your item(s) upon delivery. If there is an issue with your order, contact your local DWR Studio or our customer service team at 800.944.2233  or service@dwr.com within three (3) days of receipt. If you receive a damaged, defective, or incorrect item, we’ll make it right.


We have a few things to keep in mind during the return process:


- Returns must be received in original condition within 30 days of receipt.

- Shipping charges are non-refundable. You will be responsible for outbound and return shipping and delivery charges.

- Returns are accepted only at our warehouse—not at DWR Studios, DWR Outlets, or company headquarters.

- Your refund will be reduced by a restocking charge equal to 10% of the purchase price (accessories, bedding, Sonno mattresses*, and towels are exempt).

- Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit back to the original account.

- Check and cash payments will be returned via a refund check or DWR Merchandise Credit.

- Be sure to retain the original packing materials, receipt, and all merchandise tags for returns. 


What can’t you return or exchange?


- Custom or special order furniture.

- Floor samples and items purchased from DWR Outlets and eBay.



What if I need to cancel my order?


We can accept cancellation of your order for items that have not yet shipped or are on backorder. In-stock items normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed.  Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. 


- If you order by credit card, your card will be charged as each item is shipped.

- Custom and special order items cannot be canceled.



What about the 100-Night Sonno® Mattress* Sleep Trial?


Try Sonno risk-free for up to 100 nights (with a minimum of 30). If you decide to return the mattress, contact your local DWR Studio or call 800.944.2233 for a refund and free pickup. 


- One sleep trial per household annually. 

- Delivery fees nonrefundable.



Risk of Loss


All items purchased from Design Within Reach are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. If your order is placed with a purchase order, the shipping term of FOB DWR shipping dock will supersede any shipping terms in your purchase order.



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Fascinated by how spaces transform over time, Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei invented the word Afteroom to name their Stockholm studio. “We simply want to create things people won’t get rid of,” says Chen-Yen. In creating the Story Planter, they …

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A floral delight.

Fascinated by how spaces transform over time, Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei invented the word Afteroom to name their Stockholm studio. “We simply want to create things people won’t get rid of,” says Chen-Yen. In creating the Story Planter (2020), they brought a new twist to floral arrangements by accommodating plants and flowers in a vertical stack within a very compact footprint. “It was not an easy task, though it appears really simple,” says Hung-Ming. “We hope people see it as a quiet, functional sculpture.” All-metal construction and a heavy weighted base provide strength and stability. Bowls can be set facing forward or to the side. They do not have drainage holes. Made in Taiwan.

Be creative with your story.

The Story Bookcase and the Story Planter are built on the same stem. If you purchase both a bookcase and a planter, you can mix and match shelves and bowls to create literary gardens and libraries that grow. Simple assembly required; ships in multiple boxes for easy handling.

  • Space-saving compact footprint saves valuable room.
  • Holds plants and flowers in a vertical stack.
  • Also great for storing odds and ends.
  • Bowls can be set facing forward or to the side and removed and reinserted as desired once planter is fully assembled.
  • For indoor use only.



Founded 2011 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Afteroom is the creation of wife-and-husband design team Chen-Yen Wei and Hung-Ming Chen.

Wei grew up in Taipei City, Taiwan, the daughter of insurance clerks. With the family based in a crowded city, her parents “tried their best to give us more contact with nature,” she says, “and I’ve appreciated beautiful things ever since.” Wei graduated from National Taipei College of Business, ...

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5-Bowl: H 37.25" W 15.75" D 15.75" 9-Bowl: H 63.5" W 15.75" D 15.75" Bowl: H 5.5" Diameter 6.75" D 8.75" (Capacity: 2.75 quarts)


Powder-coated aluminum sleeves, steel base and galvanized steel planter bowls, galvanized steel column; felt floor glides; color-matched fiber-reinforced nylon mounting hardware; stainless steel rivets.

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Beautiful and functional
Really happy with planter. It solid and looks great. Plants can easily be moved around. Well done.
March 15, 2020
1 month ago
great planter, great packaging!
The planter is sturdy, versatile, and was a great purchase. My husband put it together and raved about both the eco-friendly packaging and ease of assembly.
March 11, 2020
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How heavy is this planter ?
Bobri on Jan 31, 2020

The Story Planter weighs 39 pounds.
Does the Story planter come with the strainers or must they be purchased separately? They are shown in the photos but the listing for the strainers says they must be purchased separately.
Michael S on Feb 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Michael,

The Story Planter Strainers are an additional add-on for the Story Planter set.
Is the white planter pure white, or more ivory/cream?
Kristy C on Mar 6, 2020

The white Story Planter is a pure white color configuration.
Does the planter need to be anchored to the wall to avoid tipping over?
Raymond K on Mar 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Raymond,

The Story Planter includes optional mounting hardware that can be installed to avoid tipping, but if the weight is distributed evenly across it will not tip or fall over.
Does this product include the strainers for the bowls?
ALBERT L on Feb 9, 2020

The Story Planter Strainers are an additional add-on for the Story Planter set.
Does the planter come with planter bowls or are they purchased separately?
William H on Feb 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi William,

Yes, the Story Planter comes with the planter bowls included, there are two configurations available; 5 piece and 9 piece.
can this be used outdoors on a covered porch?
Tanya S on Feb 4, 2020

The Story Planter is intended for indoor use only.
Can the Story Planter be used long-term in a damp/wet environment?
Keystone on Feb 3, 2020

The Story Planter has only been tested and suitable for indoor use.

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