In New Partnership with Schréder, Landscape Forms to Distribute SHUFFLE, a Technology and Lighting-Based System for Smart Outdoor Spaces
Kalamazoo, MI – January 25, 2021 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, will distribute SHUFFLE, a smart and multifunctional lighting-based system for outdoor spaces. The distribution of SHUFFLE in North America marks the first stage of the company’s recent partnership with Schréder, a global leader in lighting and smart-city technologies for more than 100 years.
SHUFFLE combines advanced technology and modern design to bring unparalleled new functionality to outdoor spaces. Integrating lighting, connectivity, safety and communication devices, SHUFFLE is a plug-and-play solution for landscape architects, architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers, municipalities, and developers who are increasingly being asked to better incorporate technology as an amenity into their site designs.
“Expectations are changing regarding the amenities in outdoor spaces,” says Landscape Forms Lighting President, Jordan Agustin. “At one time a bench and light were all that was expected, but now users, designers, and owners expect Wi-Fi, 5G connectivity, levels of security, and the appropriate amount of light. Expectations continue to be raised on what defines a high-end outdoor space."
SHUFFLE consists of four configurable models: SHUFFLE Campus, SHUFFLE Light, SHUFFLE SOS, and SHUFFLE Security. Each model can offer different combinations of tailored features including a 360-degree area light, a 180-degree area light, a ring light, 180-degree or quad-view security cameras, a Wi-Fi hotspot, motion sensors, an intercom system, and emergency strobe and horn.
“Being connected to the landscape and to others sharing the site is a key element in developing a sense of place and enhancing its user experience,” says Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. “Improving feelings of security and supporting the evolving needs of people through the thoughtful use of technology better facilitates these connections, providing the functionality and reassurance to enable people to enjoy outdoor space to its fullest."
SHUFFLE’s aesthetics are sleek and streamlined—a fitting, but not distracting element in modern outdoor spaces. Because SHUFFLE offers such functional versatility, designers can be precise and intentional in their plans, bringing visual interest and cues of comfort and convenience to the different spaces they create.
Looking at SHUFFLE and the partnership beyond, Landscape Forms CEO Marjorie Simmons sees the synergistic relationship with Schréder as a big step in expanding the role of outdoor lighting and better integrating smart-city technology into the field of landscape architecture.
“Lighting at Landscape Forms is about design, technology, and ecology. We design high-performance light fixtures, but going forward the role of lighting technology will be expanding. Schréder is a leader in both lighting and smart technology and we lead with the landscape architecture community. The partnership is a mutually beneficial learning experience for both of us.”
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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.
Schréder is a worldwide leader in intelligent outdoor lighting solutions. The company, founded in 1907, is present in over 70 countries, spanning 5 continents. Schréder’s tradition of engineering means the company have been at the forefront of innovation throughout its history. The latest wave of urbanism means city centres are becoming more vital than ever: connectivity is crucial. Experts in lightability™, Schréder proposes lighting infrastructure that will play a pivotal role in building Smart Cities and future communication networks.