Kalamazoo, MI – January 24, 2021 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, announced its most-awarded year with fifty-five design awards received in 2021.
The awards span the company’s portfolio, honoring its latest offerings in outdoor site furnishings, lighting collections, and adaptable structure solutions. Throughout the range of outdoor solutions awarded, Landscape Forms' dedication to product innovation and culture of creativity, design integrity, and inventive problem-solving proved to be a central driver of the company’s success.
Metropolis Magazine, Architectural Record, Fast Company, The Chicago Athenaeum, the International Design Excellence Awards, and the International Design Awards are just a few of the organizations who awarded Landscape Forms last year, all of whom assembled industry-leading juries and conducted rigorous selection processes to determine their winners.
"It’s an exciting notion that the products and companies currently being celebrated are the ones that take outdoor space seriously, bring innovative solutions, and are wholeheartedly based in the real insights that can enhance and improve people’s lives. It’s a notion we pioneered and a philosophy we’re proud to uphold,” says Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin.
Throughout the company’s fifty-five 2021 product design awards, product innovation appears as a recurring theme, a reflection of Landscape Forms’ culture of continuous improvement and the organization’s dedication to leading their industry forward through cutting-edge design and technology. This year’s hallmark project, the Typology Collection created in collaboration with Designworks, a BMW Group company, accumulated a total of twenty-one product design awards, each touching on the collection’s unique way of conceptualizing design for public outdoor spaces. The Americana lounge chair and the Glide bench, two products created with Landscape Forms’ brand Loll Designs, also stood out to the juries, collectively receiving thirteen product design awards for their sustainable material innovation and eye-catching aesthetics. With six product design awards, the Profile family of lights created with Linnaea Tillett and Tillett Lighting Design Associates was celebrated for its innovative modular construction, minimalist form, and alluring interplay of light and shadow.
"At the end of the day, our success comes down to great people," says Martin. “These awards are achievements celebrated across all aspects of our company—from our external design partners and internal design teams, to our product engineering and manufacturing teams, to our Marketing group that provides such creative and strategic support, to our People Department and others working behind the scenes to support our vibrant and cooperative workplace culture. Each and every member of our operation has a direct hand in making this happen.”
See the full list of Landscape Forms’ awards received in 2021.
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.