“Boskke is derived from the old English word ‘bosky’ which means ‘a small forest’ and that’s exactly what you can create with our intelligent, eco-sensitive designs.” Patrick Morris, creative director & co-founder.
Boskke co-founders and brothers Patrick and Jake Morris hail from Matakana, New Zealand, where their family runs Morris & James, the country’s leading producer of hand-made ceramic pots and home-wares.
Patrick designed the Sky Planter in the final year of his degree in ceramic design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. The design subsequently won him the New Designers 2008 Award, making him the most highly awarded ceramic design graduate in the UK that year.
The two saw the opportunity to develop a contemporary gardening product brand, and established their London office shortly afterwards.
“Our parents have been making garden pots since 1977, so we grew up with ceramics,” says Jake. “Boskke is a continuation of our family heritage, but with a contemporary angle.”
The Sky Planter is now sold in more than 40 countries worldwide, including the USA and most of Europe, Japan, Australasia and South America. Its high-profile retailers include pioneering Dutch design firm Droog, and in London, the Design Museum and Kew, the Royal Botanical Gardens.