“Parallel 42 is more than a bench,” says its designer, Brian Revoir, Senior Designer at Landscape Forms. “Yes, it’s an elegantly simple seating solution, but it’s also a modular, reconfigurable system that activates social spaces and directs the pedestrian flow.”
Joining the existing straight and 30°-angle modules, the new 45°-angle modules available in left-hand, right-hand, and wedge orientation provide countless new possibilities for site-specific configurations. In addition to the new modules, the Parallel 42 system now includes the option for backs, and center arms that act as skate deterrents. The backs are elegant yet substantial coined steel, attached to the benches with no visible fasteners. They can be specified with a straight, left angle, right angle, or chamfered orientation. Parallel 42 is available in Ipe, Jarrah or DSTMA wood, with powdercoated metal in a wide variety of colors.
“It’s always exciting to build on the success of a product,” says Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. “It gives us the opportunity to research the market, and respond to real-world suggestions from our customers.” Much of Parallel 42’s success to-date is based on its distinct versatility and ability to activate spaces based on the specific layout of the site. And now, Revoir points to creative freedom as another quality that sets the system apart.
“Parallel 42 is a creative jumping off point for landscape architects," says the designer. “It’s the opportunity for him or her to introduce their vision with limitless configurations, pops of unexpected color, and new energy and dynamism.”
Robb Smalldon, Landscape Forms President of Site Furniture and Structure, adds, “Modularity offers the practical benefits of flexibility and versatility. But it also provides creative inspiration. Parallel 42 gives the landscape architect the freedom to approach any site as a blank canvas, the power to determine how the furnishing interfaces with the environment.”
“The application is limited only by the imagination,” concludes Kirt Martin. “Parallel 42 was always about giving landscape architects the tools to create something unique, and we’re so excited to see the fresh possibilities the new additions can inspire."