Landscape Forms Partners with Award-Winning Lighting Designer Linnaea Tillett to Introduce the Profile Family of Lights
Kalamazoo, MI – September 9, 2021 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, structure, and accessories, introduces Profile, the company’s newest lighting line. The family of lights, designed in collaboration with award-winning landscape lighting designer Linnaea Tillett and Tillett Lighting Design Associates, includes an area light, accent light, column light, and performance, wayfinding, and unlit perimeter bollards, making Profile a single lighting family that effectively illuminates an array of spaces, from large, open areas and narrow pathways to landscape beds and building entrances. “Linnaea Tillett’s expertise in lighting design merged with our expertise in product design is a marriage of form and function,” says Chief Creative Officer Kirt Martin. “Linnaea has a deep understanding of how light gives context to its environment. It was important to have her perspective and vision to truly innovate in this category.”
While the Profile light’s I-beam structure is a familiar element of construction, the form has been refined and presented in a new way, creating a refreshing and versatile light that takes a thoughtful approach to what is–or is not–being lit. “Profile is an architectural statement with a great deal of utility and function,” says Martin. "It's a result of Landscape Forms' high-quality craftsmanship and expertise in lighting technology, engineering, and manufacturing."
A number of options for the area, accent, and column lights provide a canvas on which to create beautiful and exacting lighting schemes. “Public and social spaces are being asked to do more and more,” says Linnaea Tillett. “From playgrounds and food courts to performance spaces, such variety calls for landscape architects to think in more modular ways on how to light environments. Profile responds to that modular thinking with an aesthetically and functionally versatile design.”
The area, accent, and column lights are offered in four heights and four color temperatures. The area light has three distributions, two outputs, and a clear and diffused lens; accent and column have a standard output and diffused lens. A 10-foot-tall base unit, two-foot-tall add-on sections, and foot lights further tailor the lights’ performance and aesthetic. Three bollards, including an unlit perimeter option, define boundaries and subtly light paths and landscaping. All lights are offered in a full color palette finished with Landscape Forms’ proprietary Pangard II® HAPS, VOC, and lead-free polyester powdercoat.
“Profile demonstrates Landscape Forms’ leadership position in the outdoor lighting industry,” says Lighting President Jordan Agustin. “In designing Profile, we weren’t just thinking about a luminaire; we were thinking about new and interesting ways to light spaces with a beautiful object. The luminaire employs architectural lighting techniques often featured in interior living spaces. Profile brings these techniques to the outdoor public realm with an altogether different experience for a light to create warm, welcoming environments.”
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.
About Tillett Lighting Design Associates
Tillett Lighting Design Associates is an award-winning landscape lighting design firm with over 35 years of experience with projects across the United States and Canada. The firm has forged a highly acclaimed body of work by treating every project as an opportunity to find the poetic in the functional, the elegant in the robust, and simplicity in technical and regulatory complexity. The New York-based firm’s portfolio includes urban parks, waterfronts, connective corridors, and cultural campuses as well as public and private art collections. The firm collaborates frequently with leading landscape architects, architects, and public artists including Maya Lin, Toshiko Mori, Nelson Byrd Woltz, OLIN, GGN, and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.