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Terra Planter

by Laurie Wiid Van Heerden
for  Indigenus Planters

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The Terra Planter collec­tion, crafted by Laurie Wiid van Heerden for Indi­genus, derive from the Latin word for earth” and are inspired by the mid-century modern tradi­tion. These planters are elevated on stands, adding a sense of weight and sophis­ti­ca­tion to their design.

The square shape of the Terra planters enhances their inher­ent solid­ity, evoking a sense of stabil­ity and pres­ence. The wooden bases, metic­u­lously contoured and sculpted into the planter, create a seam­less fusion between the elements, result­ing in a harmo­nious inter­pre­ta­tion embody­ing earth­i­ness and modernity.

While Terra planters exude a grounded and stable aesthetic, they main­tain a remark­able light­ness and contem­po­rary allure. Their elegantly curva­ceous forms add a touch of organic fluid­ity, beau­ti­fully contrast­ing with the solid­ity of the square shape. This juxta­po­si­tion creates a dynamic inter­play between earthy elements and sleek modern lines, result­ing in a visual compo­si­tion that effort­lessly transcends time.


Laurie Wiid Van Heerden

Born in Cape Town in 1987, Laurie opted for a hands-on approach to studying design and manufacturing. He apprenticed to Otto du Plessis and Charles Haupt at Bronze Age Foundry as well as to a carpenter for three years, and from 2009 to 2013, he worked closely with leading South African sculptor Wim Botha as his assistant. During this time, he started designing and manufacturing his ceramics and furniture and collaborating with fellow creatives.

Laurie Wiid van Heerden established his studio, Wiid Design, in Cape Town in 2013. Often working collaboratively with other artists and across various materials, Laurie’s product range spans furniture, lighting, tableware, and collectible objects that combine specialist manufacturing with handcrafting.

Laurie Wiid van Heerden creates products and objects that can be seen as the interface between art and design – where materials are transformed into life-enriching durable products. With an extensive portfolio of work for such a young designer van Heerden has won many accolades and has exhibited at Guild, 100% Design, Design Days Dubai, Design Miami and Design Basel.

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