Kalamazoo, MI – October 24, 2019 –Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, LED lighting and accessories, is introducing an innovative new line of three cast-aluminum sun shades, Disc, Peak and Stretch. Designed in conjunction with Scott Klinker through a distinctly architectural lens, these shades offer new creative possibilities for landscape architects and can integrate seamlessly into a variety of design attitudes.
Inspired by the simple elegance of post and beam construction, Landscape Forms’ new shades reimagine the traditional parasol by drawing from the unique and the familiar, the abstract and the traditional. “This striking new line of shades is emblematic of how we’re leading new category growth through unparalleled levels of design and craftsmanship,” asserts Landscape Forms CEO, Margie Simmons.
Built from 100% cast and extruded aluminum, the shades’ confidence-inspiring forms are complemented by clean, open interiors unobstructed by any visible hardware, creating a beautifully simple and intuitive shelter experience. "Our advanced casting technology allowed us to achieve a really unique balance of structural strength and sculptural elegance, allowing these shades to complement a wide range of architectural styles,” says the manufacturer’s Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin.
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.