Born in Italy, Paolo Rizzatto graduated from Politecnico University of Milan with a degree in architecture in 1965. In the 40-plus years since then, he has brought his expertise to a variety of projects, ranging from interior planning to architecture to lighting and product design. He has also taught at Columbia University in New York, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions worldwide. His work has been recognized with many awards, including three Compasso d'Oro prizes in 1981, 1989 and 1995. His large-scale planters, called New Pots (2002), bring modern design to the garden. Made from roto-molded, recyclable polyethylene that is weather and UV resistant – and sub-zero temperature tolerant – New Pots are an eye-catching and functional design statement for a patio, public space or retail display. Because of their light, manageable weight, these commercial-quality planters are ideal for urban balconies that must adhere to weight capacity regulations. Made in Italy.
- No drainage holes.
- Designed as a "cachepot," the bottom should be lined with 1"–2" of pebbles, rocks or gravel before setting plant inside. This allows excess water to evaporate and helps prevent root decay.