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Leave it to the Finns to put an elegant twist on plant display. Finland’s Tonfisk Design is best known for its sleek tableware, but when designers Susanna Hoikkala and Tanja Sipilä came up with the Kiikku planter — a walnut ladder about 4 feet long and just over 6 inches wide that tilts against any wall to hold four black or white vitreous porcelain pots — the company couldn’t resist adding it to its lineup. Says Hoikkala, “The essential idea is that one can easily move the entire ladder or just remove one pot [for care].” In Finnish Kiikku means “swing,” and the pots do indeed swing sweetly upright no matter the angle you lean your ladder. Orchids, succulents, herbs — all take on a fresh look in this unexpectedly vertical presentation. Unison is the only U.S. retailer that stocks the Kiikku. Says owner Robert Segal, “In a small area, it saves space; in a larger room, it looks poetic and dramatic.” unisonhome.com — Lisa Cregan