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Willy Guhl Diablo Hourglass Planter

Large Willy Guhl Diablo Hourglass Planter
Located in New Orleans, LA
2 available
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Concrete

Pair of Willy Guhl Diablo Hourglass Planters by Eternit
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Price for the set! Beautiful 'Diablo' concrete spindel planters by Swiss architect Willy Guhl
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Willy Guhl 'Diablo' Spindel Hourglass Concrete Planter, Switzerland, 1954
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in The Hague, NL
High shaped diabolo shaped planter designed by Willy Guhl and Anton Bee and manufactured by Eternit
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Cement

Willy Guhl 'Diablo' Spindel Hourglass Concrete Planter, Switzerland, 1954
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in The Hague, NL
High shaped diabolo shaped planter designed by Willy Guhl and Anton Bee and manufactured by Eternit
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Cement

Willy Guhl, Extra Large Diablo Hourglass Planter in Wonderful Original Condition
By Willy Guhl
Located in London, GB
Willy Guhl, for Eternit Schweiz AG. An extra large Diablo hourglass shaped planter in wonderful
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Concrete

Willy Guhl for Eternit 'Diablo' Concrete Hourglass Planters, c 1968
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Willy Guhl for Eternit, circa 1968, Switzerland. These sculptural hourglass shaped concrete planters
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Large Pair of Willy Guhl "Diablo" Hourglass Shaped Planters Sold as Pair
By Willy Guhl
Located in Charleston, SC
Large pair of Willy Guhl "Diablo" hourglass shaped planters foe Eternit Schweiz AG. Measure: (37.5").
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Concrete

Willy Guhl Set Of 2 'Diablo' Hourglass Concrete Planters, Switzerland 1954
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in The Hague, NL
Mid- Century modern period set of 2 high shaped diabolo planters designed by Willy Guhl and Anton
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Cement

Large 37" Willy Guhl for Eternit 'Diablo' Concrete Hourglass Planters, c 1968
By Eternit, Willy Guhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
architect Willy Guhl for Eternit, circa 1968, Switzerland. These sculptural hourglass shaped concrete
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Rare Willy Guhl Hourglass Planter, Switzerland 1960s
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Malibu, US
Willy Guhl for Eternit, Switzerland, circa 1970. This hourglass planter is shorter and wider than the
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Cement

Rare Willy Guhl Hourglass Planter, Switzerland 1960s
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Malibu, US
Willy Guhl for Eternit, Switzerland, circa 1970. This hourglass planter is shorter and wider than the
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Cement

Rare Pair of Willy Guhl Hourglass Planters, Switzerland 1960s
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Malibu, US
design pioneer Willy Guhl for Eternit, Switzerland, circa 1970. These hourglass planters are shorter
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Cement

Rare Pair of Willy Guhl Hourglass Planters, Switzerland 1960s
By Eternit, Willy Guhl
Located in Malibu, US
design pioneer Willy Guhl for Eternit, Switzerland, circa 1970. These hourglass planters are shorter
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Cement

Mid-Century Modern Large Diablo Planter by Willy Guhl for Eternit
By Eternit, Willy Guhl
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Diablo-shaped planter designed by Swiss architect and designer Willy Guhl for Eternit. This weather
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Monumental 38" Willy Guhl for Eternit 'Diablo' Concrete Spindle Planter, c 1968
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredibly gorgeous 38" tall 'Diablo' concrete spindel planter by Swiss architect Willy Guhl for
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Monumental 38" Willy Guhl for Eternit 'Diablo' Concrete Spindle Planter, c 1968
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredibly gorgeous 38" tall 'Diablo' concrete spindel planter by Swiss architect Willy Guhl for
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

Large 'Handkerchief' Concrete Planters by Willy Guhl for Eternit, c. 1968
By Willy Guhl, Eternit
Located in Los Angeles, CA
or garden. We have many other Guhl's available including Diablo hourglass planters, rectangular
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Planters and Jardinieres

Materials

Concrete

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Find many varieties of an authentic willy guhl diablo hourglass planter available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of stone, cast stone and concrete, every willy guhl diablo hourglass planter was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the willy guhl diablo hourglass planter you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A willy guhl diablo hourglass planter, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

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Willy Guhl for sale on 1stDibs

Decades prior to the mass popularity of neo-industrial cement floors and furniture taking shape, there was Willy Guhl. The Swiss creative is considered one of the first “industrial” designers in his home country. He pioneered a rugged, organic style of modern furniture and decor — stylish planters, shapely seating and lots more — that remains widely coveted by many today.

Guhl was born in 1915 in Stein am Rhein and worked as a carpenter before beginning studies at the Zurich School of Applied Arts (known today as the Zurich University of the Arts), where he would go on to teach for nearly 40 years.

While Guhl is well-known for his range of provocative garden elements as well as his patio and outdoor furniture, today’s legion of mid-century modern enthusiasts are likely familiar with the designer’s iconic Loop chair (introduced in 1954). For this sculptural seat and other furnishings, Guhl tended toward industrial materials, which he bent and shaped into organic forms for a striking juxtaposition. Much of his work is crafted from either concrete or Eternit, a mixture of cement and asbestos developed by the Belgian company Etex, which, in the 1950s, commissioned Guhl and his students at the School of Applied Arts to conceive planters in the material. The resulting vessels — some hourglass-shaped, some in the form of handkerchiefs, all suitable for indoors or exteriors — remain some of Guhl’s most collectible pieces.

Guhl’s affiliation with the Swiss “neo-functional” movement centered on the idea of simplifying design without sacrificing form. According to Guhl, his mission was “achieving the most with the minimum of effort.”

In addition to his work as a designer, Guhl left his mark on subsequent creatives through his 39-year tenure at his alma mater, where he was instructor to the likes of Robert Haussmann, Kurt Thut and Bruno Rey. Modern-day shoppers at IKEA owe Guhl a debt of gratitude too. He was an early advocate of flat-pack furniture, championing its ability to make good design more widely accessible.

At its core, though, Guhl’s work was inherently human-centric: “At the center of my efforts, I put people and their living requirements,” he once said. “My products must be useful to people.” Guhl died in 2004 at the age of 89.

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Beautiful plants deserve beautiful homes. It’s time to introduce antique and vintage planters and jardinieres to your home’s interiors and outdoor garden area.

The word “jardiniere” has roots in French, but the appeal of these vessels is global. The popularity of jardinieres — ceramic pots intended for cut flowers or plants — quickly gained traction in the United States during the start of the 20th century, when you could find them in some middle- and upper-class American homes. Jardinieres had already been coveted goods overseas for at least a couple of centuries by then, as intricate planters crafted from Chinese porcelain or gilded-bronze versions from Japan could be found in the living rooms of wealthy Europeans.

Today, the love for planters and jardinieres knows no bounds. And whether you consider yourself a proper gardener or merely a doting plant parent, there is likely a use for a planter inside or in the lively outdoor space around your home.

Outside, a pair of marble and terracotta planters or cast-iron urns designed in the neoclassical style can add a stately touch to your landscape design while helping establish boundaries between the areas you’ve created for gardening and entertaining.

Bare corners in your living room or dining room can often be difficult to populate with furnishings that fit just so, and a planter can change that. While it’s possible to get maximal impact from minimalist pottery — an understated mid-century modern planter could deliver on that front — you might be pining for an on-trend planter with pizzazz. Look to an outwardly angular fiberglass design decked out in bright colors to give your blooms a run for their money, while mounted or vintage hanging vessels can serve as the frame for nature’s organic artwork, quite literally taking your gardening skills to the next level.

Browse a broad collection of antique and vintage planters and jardinieres on 1stDibs today.