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Landscape Forms Introduces A New Collection Designed In Collaboration With Robert A.M. Stern Designs

 
  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Jan 26, 2011

Landscape Forms is proud to introduce Concord, a new collection of site furniture elements created in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Designs, a subsidiary of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. Concord thoughtfully marries the aesthetic vision and design mastery of the acclaimed New York-based architecture and design practice with the development, engineering and manufacturing expertise of North America’s largest designer and manufacturer of site furniture. The collection brings another distinctive design perspective to Landscape Forms’ offering of integrated site furniture solutions for creating a sense of place.

Concord reflects Robert A.M. Stern’s commitment to design that is informed by the past and contemporary in spirit. The collection and its elements embrace progress and new technologies yet are rooted in American history and our national view of the landscape as a place of respite and pleasure. Their ‘modern traditionalism’ expands Landscape Forms’ vocabulary of design for addressing diverse architectural and landscape architectural styles. Concord is the first site furniture designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which has designed products for leading companies in other industries.

Concord is a collection of elements related in form, scale and materials and individual in expression and detail. The five elements in the Concord collection include a bench, a litter/recycling receptacle, a pedestrian light, a pathway light and a bike rack.

The Concord Collection

Melville - a graceful bench with or without back, handsome and tailored. End frames rise above the seat then flare gently outward. The elegant curved backrest has a formal quality softened by its low height which enables people to lean into the curve and rest their arms along the bench’s top edge. Both benches are available in varying lengths, have cast aluminum frames and supports, and offer seat panels in wood or aluminum.

Poe – a litter and recycling receptacle boasting a refinement in profile and structural detail that belies its humble function with a large (34 gallon) capacity and heavy-duty cast and extruded aluminum construction.

Hawthorne – a three-foot-tall pathway light which spreads as it rises from its base to house a 7-watt LED luminaire with sealed cartridge and thermoformed lens.

Alcott – a twelve-foot-tall pedestrian light, it is the contemporary interpretation of a traditional lamppost which presents a similarly curved form. It houses an LED luminaire with an IP66 sealed cartridge component and thermoformed lens. Alcott offers a choice of Type 3 (65 watt) or Type 5 (130 watt) light distribution.

Emerson – this bike rack is tapered from top to bottom with crisp edges and beveled detail. Made of cast aluminum it has concealed hardware, pre-installed steel leveling guides, and meets APBP guidelines.

Concord is designed, developed and manufactured with sustainability in mind. Aluminum and steel parts contain recycled content material and are fully recyclable. All metal parts are finished with Landscape Forms Panguard IIĀ® polyester powdercoat which is lead-free, hazardous air pollutants-(HAPS) free, does not generate hazardous waste and contains less that 1% Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) which, once processed are fully inert and cause no emission into the environment. Concord is designed and built for the long term. Collection elements will withstand years of weather and wear and their design won’t look dated a decade from now.

About Landscape Forms

Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales offices throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Hong Kong and Southern Europe. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs. Major collections in addition to Concord include 35, created in collaboration with frogdesign, and Metro40, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. Landscape Forms was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in the US. www.landscapeforms.com

About Robert A.M. Stern Design

In the tradition of architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Alvar Aalto, Robert A.M. Stern Designs offers products gounded in tradition and informed by the spirit of innovation, produced and marketed by leading manufacturer partners with outstanding reputations for quality, performance and service. In addition to site furniture for Landscape Forms, the collection currently includes carpets for Bentley Prince Street, furniture for David Edward, tile for Crossville, lighting for Lightolier, architectural glass for Bendheim, garden ornaments for Haddonstone, architectural hardware for SA Baxter and doors for Lualdi. Robert A.M. Stern Designs is a wholly owned subsidiary of industry leader Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. For more information please visit www.ramscollection.com.

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