Kalamazoo, MI – August 1, 2023 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of premium site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, announces expansions to its Ashbery lighting family. Focused on broadening performance capabilities, the new Ashbery expansions allow the company’s immensely popular line of modern traditional area lights to feature more prominently in a greater range of outdoor spaces.
"Ashbery was originally designed to be very well adapted for pedestrian-centric environments, but we recognize that our clients are designing spaces that go beyond the purely pedestrian, and they want a common design language all throughout,” says Landscape Forms President of Lighting, Jordan Agustin. "The expansion to Ashbery is intended to broaden its palette to better serve the different needs of more spaces like transitional environments, curb-side environments, parking and multi-modal spaces.”
The Ashbery expansion incorporates Type 2 and Type 4 distributions to join the existing Type 3 and Type 5 options, expanded lumen ranges, more options for increased output, and a clear lens to join the original diffused lens. Also joining these expanded performance capabilities is a new smaller-scale luminaire that adds 8’ and 10’ pole heights to the original offering of 12’, 14’, and 16’ heights.
Importantly, the Ashbery expansion retains the line’s signature historical character—a form and ambiance created by the masters of modern traditional design at Robert A.M. Stern Architects—that has made it a favorite of American downtowns and main streets and has become Landscape Forms’ best-selling lighting solution. "What’s always been so important about Ashbery is its emotional connotation, the hearkening back to the traditional gas streetlamp,” describes Landscape Forms Director of Design, Ryan Heiser. "This expansion retains the warm, central secondary element that creates its historic feeling, while upping the performance potential of the main luminaire. So you get even more modern light performance options while still keeping the emotional connection to historic street lighting.”
"These additions and expansions to our existing lighting families are truly customer-led developments,” says Landscape Forms Chief Innovation Officer, Kirt Martin. "Like we’ve done with Torres, like we’ve done with LEO, and now like we’re doing with Ashbery, we’re listening to customer feedback and expanding options for solutions they already know and love so they can utilize them in more settings throughout their projects.”
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About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms iis 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. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the family of brands includes Loll Designs located in Duluth, Minnesota; Summit Furniture in Monterey, California; and Kornegay Design in Phoenix, Arizona. 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. Landscape Forms has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Fortune magazine, Michigan Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.