New Lakeside Planter from Landscape Forms Expands Lakeside Solutions for Outdoor Settings
Kalamazoo, MI - March 16, 2016 - Landscape Forms is pleased to introduce the Lakeside Planter, a fresh new addition to the popular line of site elements designed by award-winning architect, Margaret McCurry. The planter joins Lakeside benches and litters to expand Landscape Forms’ functional and design solutions for outdoor environments. McCurry is a founding partner of Tigerman McCurry Architects and a master practitioner of vernacular design. “Margaret McCurry’s work is pure Americana,” says Landscape Forms President, Richard Heriford. “The Lakeside Planter is just so beautifully simple. It has truth in materials and function, and the color liner is a real inspiration. We like to have a variety of aesthetic expressions in our portfolio and this is our contribution to genuine American design.”
Lakeside is inspired by familiar themes in nature, architecture and historic design. Alongside Lakeside benches and litter receptacles, it is ideally suited to settings ranging from village greens and small-town parks, to resorts, waterfront developments and college campuses. The planter has a simple cylinder shell, 36” in diameter and 23” high, made of 10-gauge rolled sheet steel and a robust roto-molded liner. A flat 11/2” steel lip welded around the top perimeter of the shell covers the edge of the liner and provides a refined design detail. The shell provides structure and a surface for decorative patterns incised by state-of-the-art plasma-cutting technology. Standard patterns of graceful grasses or falling leaves offer whimsical reflections of the environment. Special patterns can be created, providing unique opportunities to customize Lakeside for signature applications.
McCurry spiced up the visual language for the Lakeside Planter with boldly colored liners that show through the cut patterns and in the 3” reveal between the base of the liner and the bottom edge of the cylinder. Molded liners are offered in sky blue, grass green, daisy yellow and black. In addition to its primary function the liner serves as a foot, enabling the planter to be moved along the ground without damaging the metal. Painted shells are offered in the full Landscape Forms color palette. The Lakeside Planter is manufactured of steel containing recycled content and is finished with Landscape Forms proprietary Pangard II™ HAP and VOC-free polyester powdercoat. The liner is molded LMDP (liner medium density polyethylene) and is 100% recyclable.
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.