Landscape Forms and Design Partner, Santa & Cole Urbidermis, Expand Trapecio Bench Offering to Enable New Landscape Design Possibilities
Kalamazoo, MI – July 28, 2020 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structures, and advanced LED lighting, introduces an expansion to the Trapecio bench offering, designed in collaboration with Santa & Cole Urbidermis, to include an architectural concrete option for the seat and back.
“Trapecio was designed with two central ideas in mind—a strong sense of versatility in its function combined with an elegant sense of tension and balance in its form,” describes Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. "The decision to incorporate a concrete option leans into both of these ideas, enhancing the bench’s durability and versatility while firmly embracing the almost paradoxical qualities of its design—robust yet seemingly weightless, suspended yet solidly anchored.”
Trapecio is named for the two long, offset trapezoidal prisms that compose that back and seat of the bench. A large-scale site furnishing designed to comfortably accommodate seating or leaning on both the seat and the back, Trapecio is at home in parks and along avenues, as well as in corporate, educational, and healthcare campus settings. Landscape Forms will continue to offer the Trapecio bench constructed with an Alaska Yellow Cedar back and seat in addition to its new concrete counterpart.
“We’re always excited to introduce new products from Santa & Cole Urbidermis,” says Landscape Forms Chief Executive Officer, Marjorie Simmons. “In the ten years we’ve worked with them, they’ve become a close partner to Landscape Forms. Though our teams span the Atlantic Ocean, our cultures and design philosophies mesh so seamlessly. The beautiful new Trapecio bench embodies this unique partnership.”
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.
About Santa & Cole Urbidermis
Santa & Cole Urbidermis is a small, independent and global editor of good design with its roots in Barcelona that brings to market a carefully collected body of products to better the quality and experience of urban space. More than 80 authors have contributed to their catalogue featuring furniture and lighting products created in different contexts by renowned designers such as James Corner, Industrial Facility, Antoni Arola, Miguel Milá or Beth Galí.
Santa & Cole Urbidermis has a strong point of view about design, rooted in 20th century modernism. Its designs are simple and beautifully proportioned, rational and balanced. Santa & Cole Urbidermis are designed to enhance the experience of architecture, landscape and social encounter in the city -- to make the experience of being in the city more interesting, comfortable and friendly. Santa & Cole Urbidermis delivers on its promise to the planet by using recycled, recyclable and renewable materials, reducing the energy use, maintenance and after-life impacts of its products, and partnering with municipalities, utility companies and universities to develop sustainable practices for managing the city.