Landscape Forms Acquires Summit Furniture, a Leading Brand of Premium Outdoor Furnishings
Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting and accessories is pleased to announce that the company has acquired Summit Furniture, a leading brand of handcrafted, sustainable, outdoor teak furnishings for the residential, hospitality and marine markets.
“I have personally admired Summit Furniture for a long time and could see the tremendous synergies between our brands,” says Landscape Forms CEO Marjorie Simmons. “We’ve had the opportunity to build a relationship with them over the past several years. Welcoming them into the Landscape Forms family is a natural evolution and very exciting for all of us.”
Headquartered in Monterey, California with locations in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Monaco and London, Summit Furniture has over forty years of industry leadership as the first choice in premium teak furniture for luxury hotels, elegant residential properties, premium cruise ships and yachts throughout the world. Building on the legacy, Summit will remain a standalone business, becoming part of Landscape Forms’ portfolio of brands which also includes Loll Designs and Kornegay Design.
“Working with Landscape Forms and getting to know one another, I’ve seen and enjoyed how our two companies have succeeded in building a strong partnership. I attribute that success to the mutual admiration and respect we have for each other, as well as the pride in the relationship we’ve developed,” says Summit Chairman, Jane Sieberts. “I believe Landscape Forms is exactly what Summit needs to grow in the next phase of its journey.”
Summit President Hilary Gustafsson concurs. “Joining the esteemed collection of brands under the Landscape Forms umbrella is a thrilling prospect,” she says. “Their commitment to excellence and their portfolio of remarkable companies align perfectly with our values at Summit. We eagerly anticipate the exchange of ideas and inspiration that will enrich both our offerings and our customers’ experiences.”
Working closely with the Summit team will be Kirt Martin, who will serve as Managing Director of the company in addition to his current role as Chief Innovation Officer at Landscape Forms. “It’s an honor to have Summit join the Landscape Forms family of companies. I very much look forward to working closely with its President, Hilary Gustafsson, to take it to the next level,” says Martin. “I’m confident we have the experience, resources, and commitment to help Summit achieve even greater success in the years ahead.”
CEO Simmons concludes, “Summit will take Landscape Forms to new and exciting places with geographic expansion, a showroom business model, new customers and design partners, as well as new markets. The opportunities for growth and expansion are incredible!”
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 and Loll Designs 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, 2021, and 2022 by Fortune magazine, Michigan Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.
About Summit Furniture
Summit Furniture was founded by the late William Sieberts in 1979 and it has become an internationally recognized company that exemplifies excellence. Dedicated to the finest in design, materials and craftsmanship, Summit collaborates with distinguished American and European designers to offer beautiful handcrafted teak furniture for contract, residential and marine environments.