Performance Meets Versatility in Landscape Forms’ New Gunnar Outdoor Lighting System from Urbidermis
Kalamazoo, MI – July 15, 2022 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, joins long-time partner Urbidermis to introduce Gunnar, an adaptable architectural lighting system that enhances outdoor environments with precise, context-specific illumination and cohesive, minimalist aesthetics.
"The power of Gunnar is the framework it creates to make it your own,” describes Landscape Forms Senior Designer, Brian Revoir. "The system builds out from one simple and elegant luminaire a range of mounting styles and applications to specifically suit your environment and your aesthetic.”
Designed by master multidisciplinary artist Antoni Roselló, Gunnar is inspired by the work of Swedish architect and key representative of Nordic Classicism, Gunnar Asplund. Celebrating Asplund’s compelling reinterpretation of classical architectural orders, Gunnar’s aesthetic touches on both the traditional and the contemporary to complement a variety of architectural styles. The lighting system centers around Gunnar's floodlight projector, a robust LED luminaire whose fluted housing brings to mind the columns of Classical and Neoclassical architectural movements. As this aesthetic is applied across Gunnar’s variety of mounting styles and as its performance tailored through Gunnar’s variety of accessories, distributions, outputs and color temperatures, the system becomes a simple, beautiful, and cohesive way to achieve myriad lighting needs.
"In Gunnar, we’re exploring hierarchy in lighting design to efficiently accentuate the different planes of the built environment—a flexible, precise system to define the function and experience of outdoor spaces’ vertical and horizontal layers without requiring excessive, generalized lighting,” says Jordi Muñoz, Marketing Director at Urbidermis.
Wall-mounted, catenary, or pole-mounted in a variety of heights with up to six projectors per single pole, Gunnar provides layered, multi-functional lighting in any environment. Further customizability through adjustable mounting arms, different symmetric and asymmetric distributions, different outputs, 3000K and 4000K color temperatures, and diffuser screen accessories precisely ensures the right quantity and quality of light for the right context—throughout green spaces, highlighting art and architectural details, along plazas, walkways, and promenades, and on building entryways and façades.
"What I find so beautiful about Gunnar is the ability to utilize one product throughout a whole project,” describes Landscape Forms Lighting President, Jordan Agustin. "With these minimalist-style floodlights in different orientations and specifications, you can illuminate a large area with fewer poles doing multiple things at once—simultaneously highlighting a feature in one direction and providing the right light to ensure pedestrian safety in the other. It’s a game changer in addressing designers’ needs for a seamless and cohesive lighting program that’s also highly versatile.”
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture, structures, accessories, 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 company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and includes Kornegay Design, located in Phoenix, Arizona, and Loll Designs, in Duluth, Minnesota, in its family of brands. It has 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 Harvard University, Linked In, New York Central Park Conservancy, Bryant Park, Google, Coca Cola, Oculus, U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), Nike, National Museum of African American History (Washington, D.C.), Barclays Center, Adidas, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Microsoft, and Uber. We’ve been named one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for 2020 and 2021 by Fortune magazine, Michigan Manufacturer of the Year for 2020 by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.
Urbidermis is a small, independent, and global editor of good design with its roots in Barcelona that brings to market a carefully collected body of products to better the quality and experience of urban space. More than 80 authors have contributed to their catalogue featuring furniture and lighting products created in different contexts by renowned designers such as James Corner, Industrial Facility, Antoni Arola, Miguel Milá or Beth Galí. Urbidermis has a strong point of view about design, rooted in 20th century modernism. Its designs are simple and beautifully proportioned, rational, and balanced. Urbidermis are designed to enhance the experience of architecture, landscape, and social encounter in the city – to make the experience of being in the city more interesting, comfortable and friendly. Urbidermis delivers on its promise to the planet by using recycled, recyclable, and renewable materials, reducing the energy use, maintenance, and after-life impacts of its products, and partnering with municipalities, utility companies and universities to develop sustainable practices for managing the city.