Boutique Design New York

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New York City, known for its vibrant energy and cutting-edge design, recently played host to the highly anticipated BDNY show. This annual event brings together industry leaders, designers, and enthusiasts to explore the latest trends in hospitality design.  IAP was excited to exhibit and display our latest collection of planters, trash/recycle and side tables

IAP planters seamlessly blend functionality and style, providing designers and landscape architects with versatile options for incorporating greenery into interior and exterior spaces. From sleek, minimalistic designs to bold statement pieces, the collection showcased at BDNY demonstrated the diversity of IAP's offerings.

In addition to planters, IAP proudly presented their range of trash containers designed and scaled specifically for hospitality and public spaces. The containers, characterized by their modern and durable construction, are a testament to IAP's commitment to elevating even the most mundane aspects of design.

IAP would like to express a special thank you to each client that stopped by the booth. Your enthusiasm and feedback inspires us to continue pushing the boundaries of design and functionality.  The BDNY show provided an excellent platform to showcase our collection of modern planters and trash containers. The event was a resounding success, thanks in no small part to the valued clients who attended. As the company looks ahead, it does so with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of design in the realm of modern planters and trash containers.


What is a Heavy Duty Commercial Fiberglass Planter?

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Heavy-duty commercial fiberglass planters offer a wide range of advantages for both businesses and individuals looking to enhance their landscaping and gardening endeavors. These planters are specifically designed to withstand the rigors of commercial and public spaces while providing a visually appealing and functional solution for plant cultivation. Here are some key benefits associated with these planters:

Durability: One of the primary benefits of heavy-duty commercial fiberglass planters is their exceptional durability. Fiberglass is a robust and long-lasting material that can withstand harsh weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, rain, and UV radiation. This durability ensures that the planters maintain their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal over an extended period.

Lightweight: Despite their durability, fiberglass planters are surprisingly lightweight. This characteristic makes them easier to transport, install, and reposition as needed. It's particularly advantageous for commercial spaces where planters may need to be moved or rearranged to accommodate changing design preferences or events.

Versatility: Fiberglass planters come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and designs, allowing for versatility in landscaping and design. Whether you want sleek, modern planters for a contemporary look or more traditional styles to match a classic aesthetic, you can find fiberglass planters that meet your specific needs.

Customization: IAP offers heavy-duty commercial fiberglass planters with customization options. You can choose from various colors, finishes, and textures to match your space's design theme. This level of customization ensures that the planters seamlessly blend with your overall landscaping vision.

Low Maintenance: Fiberglass planters are relatively low maintenance compared to some other materials like concrete or natural stone. They do not require sealing or regular re-painting, and they are resistant to rust and corrosion. This makes them a cost-effective choice in the long run.

Weather Resistance: Fiberglass planters are well-suited for outdoor use because they are highly resistant to weather-related damage. They won't crack, fade, or deteriorate due to exposure to the elements, ensuring that your investment remains attractive and functional for years.  When selecting the IAP Fusion finish the metal exterior exceeds the durability of any other finish giving superior UV and grafitti resistance. 

Root Insulation: Fiberglass provides some natural insulation to plant roots, protecting them from extreme temperature fluctuations. This can be especially beneficial in areas with hot summers and cold winters, as it helps maintain a stable environment for plant growth.  Another great way to protect plants with freezing weather is to drop foam insulation along the inside walls of the containers, this will provide additonal protection in the winter. 

Sustainability: Fiberglass planters are often made from recyclable materials and can be recycled at the end of their lifecycle, making them an environmentally friendly choice. Additionally, their long lifespan reduces the need for replacements, further minimizing their environmental impact.

Pest Resistance: Unlike wooden planters that can attract pests or rot over time, fiberglass planters are not susceptible to these issues. This can help maintain the health and appearance of your plants.

In conclusion, heavy-duty commercial fiberglass planters offer a range of benefits that make them a popular choice for landscaping and gardening projects in commercial and public spaces. Their durability, lightweight nature, versatility, customization options, low maintenance requirements, and resistance to weather and pests make them a wise investment for those looking to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of their outdoor spaces. When choosing fiberglass planters, it's essential to work with reputable suppliers to ensure.  IAP has been producing high-quality heavy duty commercial containers for more than 35 years that will meet your specific needs and design preferences.

Our Newest Catalog

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Discover Our New Catalog of Modern Planters and Innovative Trash and Recycle Containers. 

IAP is excited to introduce our latest catalog featuring our collection of modern planters, trash, and recycling containers. Elevate your design projects with commercial grade durability and solutions that blend aesthetics and functionality.  Download or request your own copy today, and get ready to be inspired by the possibilities.

Modern Round Planters have evolved into something of a science, for commercial applications we take great lengths to exceed the industry standard by creating long lasting durable containers. All of our fiberglass forms are hand laid with low gas resins, this process alone makes IAP containers two to three times stronger than competitors. The Fusion finish blends real metals such as bronze and nickel and bonds it to the fiberglass form. This creates not only a bulletproof foundation but a finish that has no equal. 

Our catalog showcases a wide selection of trash and recycling containers that not only excel in functionality but also elevate the aesthetics of their surroundings. Constructed in the same process as our time tested Fusion planter technology our trash containers have the same reputation of a long lifecycle. Constructed from high-quality materials, our containers are built to withstand heavy use and harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for commercial and public spaces. Innovative features such as separate compartments for recycling and trash, customizable finishes and lettering. 

Let us assist you with your next project, finish samples are available and to get a copy of the catalog just let us know. 

The NEW Phoenix - Trash And Recycling Containers

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New for 2023 is the Phoenix litter container. The Phoenix is multi-purpose and available as either a planter or trash container. Shown above in Matte Black and Cast Iron, it's available in any one of our 15 finishes. Measuring 25"D x16"B x 37"H with a waterproof fiberglass 20 gallon liner, this size is the perfect capacity for medium to somewhat heavy traffic areas.

When matched up with our Fusion finishes, you have UV and graffiti resistance ideal for commercial environments. Constructed with heavy-duty hand laid fiberglass containers, the Phoenix will stand the test of time with a long life cycle. Unlike a standard painted finish out Fusion finish is truly heavy duty, to acheive a rich a dimensional commercial grade finish we start with the metals in the powder form like bronze, copper and stainless steel.  When combinded with resins the metal is encapsulated and chemically bonded to the fiberglass form. We then expose the metal by sanding and finally polishing to a rich dimensional finish.

If you think about it the combination of metal and resin is much tougher that just paint, the depth alone of the resin compared to the depth of paint illustrates clearly that the Fusion finish is fits well in the commercial environment. Because the material is so thick it can be polished to remove patina and even scratches. The Fusion finish is available on all of our planters and trash-recycling containers


The Benefits of Commercial Grade Planters in Public Spaces

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Specifying the right product the first time is critical in the selection process of commercial grade planters. Side by side most containers may look the same from the outside but the method of construction and lifecycle will vary greatly, selecting the incorrect container will lead you to replace them in less than just a few years. As a professional your clients rely on you to make informed decisions and not only save them money on the front end but also on the back end. Everyone wants to avoid the dreaded phone call and explanation of why a product is failing prematurely. 

The benefit of being in business for four decades is that over that time you understand how to build a durable and long lasting product.  IAP containers have been in the field in some cases for several decades and are only finally replaced because it was time for a new look not because they reached their end of lifecycle. 

Public spaces have a vital role in enhancing the ambiance, aesthetics and overall well-being of a community. An easy and effective way to elevate the look and funtionality of these spaces is by incorporating commercial grade fibeglass planters. They are versatile and durable planters that offer a myriad of benefits that go beyond their aesthetic appeal.  

The most obvious advantage of commercial fiberglass planters is that they are durable and long lasting. FRP fiberglass is well known to be resiliant and UV resistant. Constructed with high quality materials such as fiberglass and resin, they are exceptionally durable and resistant to weather. Unlike other manufacturers IAP contructs containers with hand laid woven fiberglass and low gas resins.  This is a more eco friendly production method and yields a superior weight to strength ratio when compared to competitors that utilize a chopped glass contruction method. Unlike traditional clay and concrete planters, fiberglass planters will not chip or crack easily, ensuring a longer life span.

Another benefit of fiberglass planter boxes is that they are lightweight. When compared to concrete or metal planters it is less expensive to ship to the job site and easier to move around.  The portability allows for more flexibility in design and layout making it easier to transform the design and adapt the space for different uses

Today it seems that staffing is the biggest challenge so the lower maintenance a property is the greater the bottom line. Fiberglass commercial planters are incredibly low maintenance.  The smooth non-porous surfaces are resistant to mold, mildew and pests making them easy to clean and requiring minimal upkeep.

As you can see commercial grade fiberglass planters offer a variety of benefits that make them an ideal choice for enhancing all types of public spaces. Because of their durabllity and lightweight nature to their design and low maintenance requirements, these planters provide an ideal environment for plants to flourish while adding beauty and sophistication. 

You may also like to read - The Right Size Modern Planter For Your Plants

Introducing the Titan

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In the hospitality industry and other public spaces, maintaining a clean and aesthetically pleasing environment is of utmost importance. Enter the world of modern hotel trash containers and the newest addition to the collection the Titan. Recently debuted in Las Vegas at Hospitality Design 2023 the Titan was a hit and drew a lot of attention from our clients ranging from hospitality to multi-family. The Titan is a perfect fit for clients that demand a reliable and innovative solution that combines functionality, durability, and style.

With a modern geometric design the Titan above is shown in our Matte Grey finish, the generous liner capacity can hold up to 20 gallons and is available in a recycle/trash, ash/trash and in development a rain cover. Its spacious design ensures that the staff spend less time empting and replacing bags, resulting in increased efficiency and improved guest services. 

Constructed of high-quality hand laid fiberglass, the Titan trash container is built to withstand the rigorous demands of a hotel environment. Its robust construction ensures durability, allowing it to withstand heavy usage without compromising functionality.  There are two options with the finish, either our legendary Fusion finish or our marine grade LPU.  This longevity translates into cost savings as property owners can rely on the Titan trash container for years to come. 

You may also like to read - The Perfect Size Trash And Recycle Container

Hospitality Design Las Vegas

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If you got an opportunity to visit the IAP booth at Hospitality Design Las Vegas thank you!  If you don't know what HD Las Vegas is, it was from April 30th to May 2nd and is the largest single destination for hospitality product discovery in the US, HD Expo and Conference is cutomer-driven and industry led, with the goals and needs of the industry guiding everything from programming to floor plans to networking events.  There are over 600 product suppliers spanning 25 categories that can fulfill the entire scope of a project. It's an industry launchpad for new product introductions and groundbreaking debuts. 

IAP has been exhibiting at HD since 1992 and we often launch our newest products at the show, this year we introduced our newest trash containers Titan and Phoenix (soon to be introduced on the site). It was a great show and we look enjoyed seeing our clients and industry partners. These days most of business is done online but we often forget how important it is to meet one another and see products in person.  There are so many qualities that can not be conveyed in an image, can't tell you how many times clients told me how happy they were to see and touch the products to understand the value that IAP offers. We take great pain to build a quality product and not cut corners so when the clients are so happy it makes us happy.

If you have been on the fence about attending HD or any show for that matter, I think it is important to take the time and expense to at least go to one key show a year and see things in person.  It is also very helpful to meet who is behind the phone or email so you know and trust who you are working with. We love meeting you and look forward to seeing you at the next one :)



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