Landscape Forms Introduces Innovative New Outdoor Modular Seating System With Design Partner, Jess Sorel
Kalamazoo, MI – May 28, 2020 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structures, and advanced LED lighting, introduces Link, an innovative and highly flexible outdoor seating system. Link marks the first opportunity for designers to achieve the scalability and creative freedom of custom site furnishings with added value and simplicity. The system’s uniquely modular design accommodates the design and nuances of virtually any site, both physically and aesthetically.
Link is the latest collaboration between Landscape Forms and sorelstudio, an award-winning furniture design consultancy headed by designer Jess Sorel. "In designing Link, we set out to achieve a universal, ‘meant-to-be’ quality,” says Sorel. "Well-designed custom furnishings integrate so fluidly and seamlessly into their landscapes — giving the feeling that they simply could not be designed any other way. With Link, we achieve this same feeling, enabling the ideal solution for any given space through flexibility, modularity and adaptability.”
Link’s modern aesthetic and virtually limitless configurations allow it to accommodate a diverse range of landscapes and applications. “Link is all about options, both for the designer and the end user,” explains Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. "Its design language is so simple and uncomplicated, but the system actually features sophisticated construction and engineering to create a product that offers our customers complete freedom and adaptability, while maintaining the quality, fit and finish they expect from Landscape Forms."
Key options for Link include the inline or piano key orientation of the slats on the seats and backs, which allow for straight, mitered, arced, or even serpentine arrangements. Different radii for the bench structures enable varying degrees of curvature. Link can also be configured with or without backs and arms; affixed with metal supports or a straight concrete block; and can be mounted seamlessly on top of, or directly to, walls of any kind.
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.
sorelstudio, located in the Denver Metro area, provides product design, creative direction and design strategy services to its clientele. Jess Sorel’s creative work lies at the intersection of his artful approach and uncommon technical understanding. Driven by his desire to understand the context in which objects are made and used, Sorel’s primary focus is on interpreting the world around him as the evolution of culture and technology impact the way we live, work and play. Sorel’s work has been recognized both domestically and internationally with numerous industry awards and has been featured in Abitare, Azure, Blueprint, Contract, Domus, Dwell, Fast Company, I.D. Magazine, Interior Design and Metropolis as well as many design blogs and online publications.