Kalamazoo, MI – May 4, 2021 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, structure, and accessories, announces enhancements to Arne and Rama lighting, two of its best-selling lights. The luminaires are designed and manufactured by Barcelona-based Urbidermis Santa & Cole and distributed exclusively in North America by Landscape Forms.
“New technologies and materials led Urbidermis Santa & Cole to take a fresh look at Arne and Rama lights,” says Landscape Forms Lighting President Jordan Agustin. The company reengineered the classic fixtures, adding distributions, color temperatures, and LED outputs. “From the inside to the outside, Arne and Rama have been updated to improve performance,” says Agustin.
“The updates to Rama and Arne speak to Urbidermis Santa & Cole’s philosophy of designing products for outdoor spaces that have a timelessness and longevity in both function and design,” says Urbidermis Santa & Cole’s Jordi Munoz. “New technologies and materials improve the lights’ performance and durability. We’ve also made changes to simplify installation and maintenance.” Rama’s head includes an interior compartment, easily accessed by an installer, that houses electronics and reserves space for the addition of sensors and controls. A redesigned bracket system adapts to any mount or surface. Attachment brackets on Arne have been redesigned to also ease installation. The LED arrays in both products have been updated with a modernized design.
The Arne indirect light has a new design and mounting and distribution options. Now mounted to the side of a pole, the indirect light more closely resembles the other Arne pole-mounted fixtures.
Arne’s classic simplicity and Rama’s distinctive linear form remain the strong statements in the updated luminaires. “These enhancements modernize the best-selling designs and make an excellent product that much better,” says Agustin.
“Urbidermis Santa & Cole has a strong design pedigree,” Vice President of Marketing and Design and Chief Creative Officer Kirt Martin says. “It brings a uniquely European aesthetic to our offering, and its partnerships with industrial designers from around the world enhance the products we offer our North American customers.” Arne was inspired by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and Rama was designed by Spanish industrial designer Gonzalo Milá.
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 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.