Elegant mid-century handkerchief planter by Willy Guhl. Willy Guhl (1915-2004) was born in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland. Guhl was trained as a carpenter, but went to the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. Guhl became a leader in the industrial design movement and is well-known for his design of modern chairs, specifically the loop rocking chair, hour-glass or spindle planters, as well as the charming handkerchief planter originally designed in 1952. His creations are beautiful due to their inherent simplicity.