Xylem Planters with Bench

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Xylem Planters with Bench
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Xylem is a modular planting & seating system which forms a conduit between plants and people. The Xylem collection leans on biophilic design principles - ensuring people have access to fresh air, natural light, plants and nature-inspired spaces.

‘Xylem’ itself is a biological term referring to the branch-like vascular tissue in plants that transports nutrients from roots to leaves, and allows them to photosynthesise. Borrowing from this concept, the Xylem collection is a system that intimately connects people with the health-promoting benefits of plants.

Due to its buildable design, Xylem can be infinitely added to, and forms endless configurations. It can branch out like a root system, form a cluster, become circular, or snake along in a single line for narrower spaces. Modules can be oriented to encourage people to come together (for socialisation or collaboration), or oriented to allow people more solitude (for focused work or breathing space). Armrest and Backrest options can also be added to further support various modes and user needs.

While predominantly designed for the workplace, urban realm, schools, universities, shopping centres and healthcare facilities, the collection can also be used in residential applications to incorporate informal seating and greenery. And, as we find ourselves looking to bring the “outdoors-in” more and more to enhance our relationship with nature, the collection is just as relevant indoors as it is outdoors.

Xylem is formed with folded, anti-corrosive, recyclable aluminium, making it extremely strong and durable. The Xylem Bench itself spans 1.8m and can seat between 3-4 people. The base is formed from glass-reinforced concrete, providing superior durability and ample weight, making it ideal to withstand use in public, high-traffic and wind-prone sites. The Xylem Pod Timber Lid is crafted from sustainable FSC® sourced Spotted Gum.

Internally, the Planters’ base acts as a waterproof reservoir – with an option for a self-watering Wicking Plate (aiding plant maintenance). The Planters have also been expertly designed for indoor use – the drainage hole in the base may be plugged to prevent water leakage. A stylish Mulch Plate can also be selected, supporting standard-sized, sealed flower pots. This way, potted plants can be placed inside the sealed flower pots and maintained. The Mulch Plate is beautiful left visible, or the user may wish to hide it by placing mulch on top of the plate.

All Tait pieces are made locally and come with a 5-year structural warranty.
Tait’s original designs are protected under design registration and copyright.

Features

  • Xylem has a highly flexible & modular design with endless configurations
  • Anti-corrosive, recyclable aluminium fabrication
  • Glass-Reinforced Concrete (GRC) base with a stone-like, textured finish
  • Base interior sealed with waterproof membrane
  • Option for Pod Timber Lid, made with sustainable FSC® sourced Spotted Gum
  • Option for self-watering Wicking Plate
  • Option for Mulch Plate
  • Planter drainage hole can be plugged for indoor use
  • UV stable, hard-wearing textured powder coat
DIMENSIONS

Building Your Xylem Configuration

Step 1:

Specify optional components for your Xylem Planters with Bench.

Planter 1 (select 1 only)

  • No accessory
  • Pod Timber Lid
  • Mulch Plate
  • Wicking Plate

Planter 2 (select 1 only)

  • No accessory
  • Pod Timber Lid
  • Mulch Plate
  • Wicking Plate

Bench

  • Up to 3 optional Armrests
  • Up to 3 optional Backrests

You may leave your Xylem Planters with Bench freestanding, or join additional Benches. For joining additional Benches, see Step 2.

 

Step 2:

If required, join up to 2 additional Xylem Planters with Benches to an existing Bench, see options below.

  • 1 Bench may join an existing Bench at either 120, 135 or 180 degrees (to left or right of existing Bench).

 

  • 2 Benches may join an existing Bench, all must be at 120 degrees

Step 3:

Specify individual powder coat colours for each component (including Planters, Bench, Armrests & Backrests)

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Only Xylem Planters at 600dia x 450H can be used with Benches.
  • To assist with building your configuration, industry professionals may access 2D & 3D files under “DOWNLOAD ASSETS” (above)
  • Please speak with a Tait consultant to obtain a quotation based on your configuration.

 

Configuration Ideas

Xylem’s modular design allows endless configurations. Here’s some idea’s to get you started…

 

‘Branching’ Configuration

‘Circular’ Configuration

‘Clustered’ Configuration

(Using singular Xylem Planters)

Lead Times
  • Residential Orders: 8 - 10 weeks + Delivery
  • Commercial Order (based on quantity): 10 - 12 weeks + Delivery
  • For orders outside Australia, please contact [email protected]
Powder Coat
Textured Powder Coat Colours
  • BASALT TEXTURED

  • SHALE GREY TEXTURED

  • BANKSIA LEAF TEXTURED

  • BLACK TEXTURED

  • BURGUNDY CLAY TEXTURED

  • CORE TEN TEXTURED

  • DEEP OCEAN TEXTURED

  • HEADLAND TEXTURED

  • JASPER TEXTURED

  • MONUMENT TEXTURED

  • OCHRE TEXTURED

  • PALE EUCALYPT TEXTURED

  • PAPERBARK TEXTURED

  • SURFMIST TEXTURED

  • TEAL SEA TEXTURED

  • WHITE TEXTURED

  • WOODLAND GREY TEXTURED

Top option
Timber
  • SPOTTED GUM

Xylem Collection at Collingwood Yards, Collingwood

Xylem Planters with Bench, Armrest & Backrest. Textured powder coat in Headland and Surfmist.

Xylem Planters with Bench and Pod Timber Lid. Textured Paperbark powder coat and FSC® sourced Spotted Gum Pod Timber Lid.

Glass-reinforced concrete base

Xylem Planter interior with waterproof membrane.

Xylem Planter with self-watering Wicking Plate

Xylem Planter with Mulch Plate

Adam
Goodrum

Sydney - NSW

As one of Australia’s leading industrial designers, Adam Goodrum is world renowned for his design innovation and distinct Australian aesthetic. Focusing on furniture, product, and interior design, Goodrum delivers progressively original, intelligent and award-winning collections, highly regarded for commercial and retail applications. Working with Tait, Goodrum has designed the iconic Volley collection, Trace collection and Element fire pit.