News from Landscape Forms – Three 2020 GOOD DESIGN Awards and an Extensive Collection of Buy America Compliant Outdoor Lights
Landscape Forms Celebrates Three 2020 GOOD DESIGN® Awards
Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design, site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, announces that it has won three 2020 GOOD DESIGN® Awards.
Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. In this year’s 70th annual awards program, the jury organized by the The Chicago Athenaeum received a record number of submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms, representing the most important and influential corporations in the design industry from over 48 countries.
The Landscape Forms awards span a range of its product categories—from outdoor lighting, to architectural sun shades, to modular seating solutions. The winning products include Motive lighting; Disc, Peak & Stretch sun shades; and Link seating system.
Motive is a comprehensive family of lights, designed by Justin Champaign, that emphasizes the beauty of illumination and its interaction with architecture, objects and space. The Motive area light, path light, wall light, pendant light and dramatic outdoor floor lamp all work together to blur the line between indoor and outdoor luminaires and create out-of-the-ordinary settings.
Disc, Peak & Stretch are 100-percent cast and extruded aluminum sunshades inspired by the elegant simplicity of post and beam construction. Designed by Scott Klinker, Disc, Peak & Stretch are recognized for their architectural and confidence-inspiring forms, clean and unobstructed interiors, and their beautifully simple and intuitive shelter experiences.
Link is an outdoor seating system that enables landscape architects to achieve the scalability, elegance and creative freedom of custom, one-off site furnishings with the added value and simplicity. Designed by Jess Sorel, Link’s uniquely adaptable design and modular components easily accommodate the constraints and accentuate the nuances of any given site, both physically and aesthetically.
The 2020 GOOD DESIGN Awards culminate a year of many recognitions for Landscape Forms. “2020 has been an unprecedented year for Landscape Forms in many ways, including being our most awarded year on record,” says Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. “These awards are achievements celebrated across all aspects of our company—from our design partners and internal design teams, to our product engineering and manufacturing teams, to our People Department and others working behind the scenes. They’re truly ‘team wins’, with each and every member of our operation having a direct hand in making it all happen.”
In addition to three GOOD DESIGN Awards, Motive, Disc, Peak & Stretch and Link have each won other notable awards in 2020 including two Architectural Record Product of the Year Awards, two Interior Design Best of Year Finalist designations, Platinum and Gold Level Spark Awards, an Architectural Products Product Innovation Award, and a Red Dot Award in Product Design.
Landscape Forms Announces an Extensive Collection of Buy America Compliant Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design, site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, announces a broad collection of outdoor architectural lighting luminaires in compliance with the Federal Transit Authority’s Buy America requirements.
The Buy America Act applies to mass-transit procurements for state and local government projects and stipulates that end products used by FTA grant recipients must be 100-percent manufactured in the United States. A manufactured product is considered produced in the United States when all of the manufacturing processes for the product take place domestically, and all of the components of the product are of U.S. origin.
“As a Michigan manufacturer, we’re deeply committed to the local manufacturing of our products to the greatest possible degree—it’s part of our company DNA and a core part of the Landscape Forms identity,” says Jordan Agustin, Landscape Forms’ President of Lighting. “We are proud to offer such a variety of Buy America compliant lighting solutions, and we will continue to grow this selection in support of future infrastructure projects.”
Buy America compliant products from the Landscape Forms lighting portfolio currently include the Ashbery family of lights, the FGP family of lights, the Motive family of lights, the Torres family of lights (with the exception of the Torres catenary), Alcott and Hawthorne lights from the Concord collection, Hi-Glo and Lo-Glo lights and the Stop lighted bollard from the Metro 40 collection, the Signal area light and Guide lighted bollard from the 35 Collection, the MultipliCITY path light from the MultipliCITY collection, the LEO area light, Annapolis lighted bollard, and the Sentinel lighted bollard.