Landscape Forms Introduces Ashbery Lighting Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
New Family of Advanced LED Lights Expands Range of Company’s Lighting Portfolio
Kalamazoo, MI – June 6, 2016 - Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, accessories and advanced LED lighting, announces the debut of a trio of lights created in collaboration with the acknowledged masters of modern traditional design. “Ashbery, designed in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Fisher Marantz Stone, is the next chapter for Landscape Forms LED lighting,” explains Richard Heriford, President of Landscape Forms. “This is our largest and most comprehensive family of lights to date. It is designed and engineered to address more outdoor space applications with state of the art function and modern traditional style.”
The introduction underscores Landscape Forms’ growing importance as a go-to source for high-quality outdoor LED lighting. The company has leveraged innovations in LED technology, design, engineering and intelligence about the environmental impacts of outdoor lighting to develop an award-winning group of LED lighting solutions for a range of applications. Ashbery Lighting takes that a step forward with engineered optics and design that elicits an emotional, as well as visual, response. "We worked with our colleagues at Landscape Forms to offer a suite of fixtures appropriate for towns and cities that want to maintain a connection to traditional character while providing LED-lamped lighting that exceeds contemporary energy-use and output standards," said Daniel Lobitz, AIA, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects. "We looked to the archetypical gas-lamps that illuminated America's streets and parks in the era before electric lighting, not in a naive or romantic way, but rather aiming to reinterpret their purposeful elegance for our own time."
A separate LED element set within an open metal frame serves as an abstraction of a flame that appears to be reflected in the fixtures' primary light source, casting beautiful even light. Kirt Martin, Landscape Forms Vice President of Design and Marketing, explains, “At Landscape Forms we want our designs to have emotional as well as rational qualities. The Ashbery light creates an emotive moment for people in outdoor spaces. It is designed for professional lighting engineers, architects and landscape architects involved in designing high-functioning spaces -- but also for the people experiencing those spaces.”
Ashbery Lighting includes 12’, 14’ and 16’ tall pedestrian lights, a 3’ tall pathway light and a wall-mounted light. Pedestrian lights are offered with single luminaires or with a double-mount option for dual luminaires, one on either side of the pole. All lights have cast aluminum frames. Luminaires house LEDs at appropriate aiming angles, in polar arrays, behind a diffuser lens to provide low-glare lighting that emits a pleasing glow in a gradient of light from the center outward. Superior glare control requires less eye adaptation, enabling lower light levels and lower energy use with excellent visual acuity. Ecologically friendly warm color light is in the 3000-4000K range. Luminaires are tenon-mounted to poles, so they can be fitted to existing equipment. Cast aluminum parts in a full color palette are finished with Landscape Forms proprietary Pangard II ® HAPS, VOC, lead-free polyester powdercoat.
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 representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, 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. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. 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. The company was recently named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Small Workplaces in the US.