“Parterre”: Modern classic screens for your garden, from Stark & Greensmith and the RHS
Stark & Greensmith’s creative director, Martine Le Gassick, has collaborated with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to create a new range of panels for your garden, featuring designs inspired by images from the RHS Lindley Library.
The screens feature a pattern which references engravings from ‘The English Gardner’ by Leonard Meager (c1624 – c1704), first published in London in 1688.
The timelessness of these illustrations of knot gardens and parterres underpins these new patterns which lend themselves perfectly to modern screen formats, while celebrating Britain’s rich history of garden design.
The collaboration has resulted in a set of elegant screen designs which will enhance your garden, however big or small.
Stark & Greensmith. Decorative screens for all spaces, from the intimate to the extraordinary.
The core S&G range is inspired predominantly by nature with the most famous design ‘Branches’ designed to simulate the effect of dappled sunlight through foliage. It was a very natural step for us to explore using illustration plates of knot gardens and parterres as these lend themselves perfectly to reinterpretation as a vertical surface with cut-outs in place of the hedging. We believe the combination of a 300-year-old parterre design and the use of modern materials, execution and function makes for an effective and striking product, which could be used in both a modern and traditional garden setting.
The RHS collection initially includes four products: a full-height panel and a balustrade panel, both available in two finishes – corten steel and powder-coated aluminium. The powder-coated aluminium products are produced in a new warm-grey colour, specifically selected for the RHS.
The RHS-endorsed panels are compatible with the existing S&G fittings – posts, clamps etc – which are in a complementary black-grey colour.
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