Building on Success – Landscape Forms Expands Upfit, the Adaptive Outdoor Structure System.
Kalamazoo, MI – September 29, 2020 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, structure, and accessories, announces a broad new feature set for its popular adaptive outdoor structure system, Upfit. "Upfit has become one of the most successful solutions we’ve launched. And with that success came a lot of engagement with our customers in the form of new ideas and requests,” says Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. "So we’re literally building on the success of Upfit, inspired by real-world applications and the opportunity to enable even more new and unique outdoor experiences.”
Upfit was introduced in late 2018 with much acclaim from the landscape architecture and design communities, including a 2019 GOOD DESIGN Award, a 2019 Architizer A+ Award, and a 2018 Spark Award. Today, the introduction of new features serves to elaborate on Upfit’s goal to transform underutilized spaces on corporate, academic, and healthcare campuses and within public and transit areas into sought-out destinations. New features include large-scale retractable screens, sliding panels, an integrated shelving system, in-line benches, mitered standing-height tables, a new full-height panel with vertical slatting, and a solid roof. "Now, more than ever, Upfit brings the indoors outdoors,” says Martin. "There’s a new softness to the interior spaces, with new functions, textures and colors that make you feel more capable, comfortable and inspired being outside.”
In the new era of social distancing and moving work, study and other activities outdoors, Upfit’s benefits have become even more acute. Its modular, scalable nature transforms underutilized outdoor areas into work spaces, classrooms, dining areas and meeting hubs, fully powered and lit. "Every day is a new opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors,” concludes Kirt Martin. "And what we’ve added to Upfit gives people new ways and new tools to do just that – on a daily basis.”
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, with manufacturing facilities in Kalamazoo and Phoenix, Arizona, and 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 were recently named a Great Place to Work-Certified company, named by 269 MAGAZINE as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces, and named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for 2020.