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Landscape Forms Grows Portfolio with Urbidermis– Expands Popular Harpo and Bancal Lines

February 28, 2023
Kalamazoo, MI 

​​​​​​Moira Gilligan
Landscape Forms

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Karen Brooking

Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, continues to build out its portfolio with long-time partner Urbidermis as the company announces an expansion of both the successful Harpo and Bancal lines.

“Working with Urbidermis has been one of our longest-running and most successful design partnerships to date,” says Landscape Forms Chief Innovation Officer, Kirt Martin. “The success not only speaks to the expertise of Urbidermis in their mastery of Mediterranean design, but also to the opportunity this partnership brings U.S. landscape architects through fresh, compelling design and strong value propositions.” 

The Harpo and Bancal lines, the focus of the new expansions, are prime examples of the purity and sophistication of the Barcelona-based firm's design philosophy. “These two lines are refined in their scales, elegant in their simplicity, and intelligent in their combinations of materials. They represent the sort of modest confidence that distinguishes such a seasoned design practice like Urbidermis,” describes Landscape Forms Director of Design, Ryan Heiser.

Joining the Harpo line of site furnishings d​esigned by renowned father-and-son team Miguel and Gonzalo Milá, a new double chaise lounge communicates a closeness and togetherness in public outdoor spaces. Compared to the popular Harpo single chaise, the new double chaise is both wider and taller, creating an inviting destination for partners, close friends, and parents and their children to share moments outdoors together. Found globally throughout high-profile streetscapes, public parks, and campuses, the Harpo line is celebrated for its combination of architectural clarity and robust construction, and the new double chaise adds a fresh dimension.

Designed by another distinguished duo, Julià Espinàs and Olga Tarrasó, the Bancal modular bench system now welcomes a complementary picnic table to help define new spaces for outdoor dining and leisure. Often taking the form of long runs lining sidewalks and paralleling pedestrian promenades, Bancal benches embody minimal formal expression in favor of increased communal function, adaptability and durability. New Bancal picnic tables build upon this philosophy, utilizing a simple structure of folded steel sheets to anchor naturally-weathering, slatted Ipe tops. Together, Bancal picnic tables and benches simplify the creation of everyday settings that reinforce social wellbeing with the quality materials and manufacturing to last many beautiful decades outdoors.

“The expansions to both Harpo and Bancal began at the request of our sales team who was saying, ‘This is exactly what our customers are asking for,’” says Landscape Forms President of Site Furnishings & Structure, Robb Smalldon. “So, it’s always an exciting and encouraging opportunity to evolve and augment our products knowing that we’re addressing the real needs of our customers and the communities they serve.”

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 Urbidermis
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. Urbidermis has a strong point of view about design, rooted in 20th century modernism. Its designs are simple and beautifully proportioned, rational, and balanced. 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. 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. Visit