Landscape Forms Receives A 2012 Good Design Award
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Landscape Forms, the industry’s premier global brand of outdoor furniture, LED lighting and accessories is pleased to announce that The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, have awarded Landscape Forms a 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ Award for Larkspur designed by Larry Kornegay.
Kornegay is an acknowledged master in the design and production of cast concrete planters for outdoor environments. Larkspur planters are elegant in proportion, subtle in contour and commanding in presence. Like their namesake flower, these planters are products of nature and no two are exactly the same. Unlike synthetic materials, the surface of cast concrete responds to qualities inherent in the natural materials of which it is composed, imparting individuality in surface qualities that give each Larkspur planter its own character and visual interest.
Kirt Martin, Vice President of Design and Marketing at Landscape Forms noted “The Larkspur planters are Landscape Forms first product collection to be made from artisan concrete. The design expresses the idea of square and rounded shapes coming together. The product design and manufacturing is in partnership with Kornegay Design”
The GOOD DESIGN program was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.. The awards aim to give international recognition for designers and manufacturers when they devise innovative products, through invention and originality, beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design. One of the main factors for the awards selection is based on whether or not a product can enrich society and people's lives through its design.
About Larry Kornegay
Kornegay has been a working artist for forty years, bringing together his fine arts background and design skills in a multi-faceted design career while continuing to work as a sculptor. In 1998 Kornegay’s knowledge and love of concrete, design, landscape, and sculpture came together when he founded Kornegay Design, LLC, to produce a refined product line of landscape containers. The company, based in Phoenix, Arizona, brings an unsurpassed level of design, sophistication, and standard of craftsmanship to pre-cast concrete container design and production.
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms, is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. 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, Southern Europe, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. 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 and help create a sense of place. The company 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.
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