This elegant mid-century handkerchief planter is in the style attributed to Willy Guhl. It is exceptionally large and has a small chip on one of the sides. Willy Guhl (1915-2004) was born in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. Guhl was trained as a carpenter, but went to the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. Guhl became a leader in the industrial design movement and is well-known for his design of modern chairs, specifically the loop rocking chair, hour-glass or spindle planters, as well as the charming handkerchief planter originally designed in 1952. His creations are beautiful due to their inherent simplicity. To read more about handkerchief planters and see some inspirational photos, read our blog, the Maison & Co. Notebook. Click this link: http://www.maisonandco.com/blog/handkerchief-planter We at Maison & Co. are mad for the handkerchief planter! They are obviously beautiful as a planter in the traditional sense. It is lovely indoors or out. It would make a wonderful bowl or planter for a grouping of orchids atop a coffee table or dining table. Outdoors, it would make a beautiful water feature in the garden or simply a planter for a grouping of succulents.