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The Agriframes Garden

This garden is styled to reflect the influence of the Modernist movement yet could translate brilliantly to a current setting.

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Did you know...

  • The seamless tubular steel frames of the pergolas change in shape from square to rounded as you walk through, representing the evolving use of this product in industry
  • Notice how the planting changes from white flowers at the front, gradually deepening in tone until it bursts into full colour borders with delphinium, campanula and Salvia nemorosa, reflecting the evolution of Modernism
  • The chair is an intrinsic part of the garden, an iconic design by Marcel Breuer who embraced the use of tubular steel in his designs. It typifies the era, yet is still current today

About the Garden

The garden has a modernist influence and is inspired by the way in which Marcel Breuer of the Bauhaus school embraced the development of tubular steel, combing it with art and function to create innovative furniture. This is expressed in the entrance to the garden with clean simple lines, trees, pools of water and a restricted planting palette. Decorative panels on the boundary reference the textiles of Gunta Stolzl, a fellow master of the Bauhaus, who collaborated with Marcel Breuer. 

A pergola, that subtly changes in style and shape as the visitor walks through it leads from the entrance to an open area of lawned garden, with more colourful, mixed planting. These changes reflect both the way in which the use of tubular steel has evolved and how Modernist design has been adapted for use in today’s gardens.  

The garden reflects the values of Agriframes, creating stylish structures and plant supports for the garden using modern production methods to make great design accessible and affordable.

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