We are thrilled to install our first Green Wall in London and continue our global expansion with West Elm in North America, Middle East, Australia and Europe — it has been a year of many great accomplishments.
London, UK (PRWEB) November 28, 2013
GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of vertical Green Walls has installed a 538 sq ft. Versa Wall in London’s first West Elm store at Tottenham Court Road, occupying 12,000 sq ft. of retail space. The Green Wall installation marks GSky’s entrance in the European market, adding to their ever-expanding international project portfolio. West Elm London is also the first brand Williams-Sonoma, Inc. launched in Europe.
“We are thrilled to install our first Green Wall in London and continue our global expansion with West Elm in North America, Middle East, Australia and Europe — it has been a year of many great accomplishments. The Green Walls have brought life and character unique to the brand,” says Chad Sichello, President, GSky Plant Systems, Inc.
West Elm has incorporated GSky’s Green Wall designs in numerous flagship stores worldwide, adopting Versa Walls as part of the new design concept. The first Green Wall to take root was in Seattle, followed by: Los Angeles, Durham, Kuwait, Costa Mesa, Dubai, Beirut, Montreal, Melbourne, Oak Brook, and now London.
The new vertical garden in West Elm London is prominently displayed at the main staircase that runs from the ground floor to basement, covering 538 sq ft. of wall space. Adorned in 3,226 fresh potted plants, nature is brought from the outside in, creating a soft and warm environment where patrons and alike can find relaxation and comfort of a home. Debbie Kotalic, the Director of Horticultural Design at GSky Plant Systems, Inc. created the living, three-dimensional painting using plant species such as: Hahnii Snake Plant, Neon Pothos, Pixie Nephthytis, Dwarf Schefflera, Silver Goddess Peperomia, Pink Fittonia, and Burgundy Rubber Plant. The plant design is consists of flowing curvilinear lines rich in depth, texture and colors.
In addition to adding a wow-factor to the store, the Green Wall is designed to make shopping an enjoyable experience by bringing organic elements into an indoor environment. The lush greenery increases people’s exposure to living, breathing plants while re-establishing our connection to nature. Since the introduction of the first GSky Green Wall in West Elm Seattle, it has become a prominent feature and a branded element for the stores.
Versa Wall is user-friendly, easy to install and maintain due to the flexibility of 4” industry standard pots that can be placed directly into the Versa Wall Tray without any replanting, allowing the wall to remain in season year-round. In addition, Versa Wall is completely self-contained and 100% water efficient, erasing any fear of spills assuring a beautiful Green Wall that is neat and spotless.
GSky Plant Systems, Inc. brings nature indoors, a compliment to West Elm’s cozy home setting. The Green Wall is a fantastic display of living artwork that represents the West Elm brand’s commitment to green initiatives.
About GSky Plant Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2004, GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of vertical Green Walls in North America and the Middle East. The business was founded based on the explosive growth of green technology, including Green Wall and Roof Systems in Asia. GSky currently offers three Green Wall Systems: Pro Wall, Versa Wall and the Basic Wall. Each system is unique in terms of design flexibility, installation location versatility, plant selection variety, desired size, cost, coverage time-line, and system components. GSky also offers a suite of services including maintenance, remote monitoring, and consulting as full-service contracts or à la carte. GSky strives to make plant systems more accessible and functional in urban environments while having a net positive impact on the environment. For more information, visit us at http://www.gsky.com, “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/gskyplantsystems or follow @gskygreenwalls on Twitter.