KALAMAZOO, MI–Landscape Forms is proud to introduce Terrace Life, a new initiative that marks the company’s entry into lifestyle furniture for more intimate, social, high-design outdoor spaces. “Design professionals know Landscape Forms as a manufacturer of site furniture for streetscapes, parks and campuses,” explains company president Richard Heriford. “Now we are going to places we haven’t been before with furniture by award-winning architects and landscape architects designed specifically for terraces, rooftop gardens and other private and protected spaces. With Terrace Life we’re creating new modern classics.”
Landscape Forms enjoys a reputation among design professionals for contemporary site furniture of exceptional design and quality. Terrace Life takes the design conversation to another realm of scale, proportion and finish with furniture that addresses lifestyle in social spaces on the other side of the glass door. Terrace Life includes collections of beautiful products tailored for spaces distinguished by their unique ambience and quality of social life. In outdoor rooms where old friends gather and new friends meet, where rejuvenation and celebration intersect, Terrace Life focuses on the experience in these spaces. It is designed to engender feelings of connection, camaraderie and the awareness of being in a special place. It is furniture that satisfies the senses and the emotions. Designed with architects and interior designers in mind, its beautiful forms, impeccable details and finishes and elegant informality set a new standard for furniture created for spaces at the transition between architecture and nature.
Our proposal for the Hudson’s Department Store site in downtown Detroit can be summarized as a collection of action triggers purposely bundled into one dynamic mixed-use development. Specific programs were selected and blended with the purpose of promoting a dynamic exchange amongst people, a fertile ground for innovation, and a new urban entrepreneurial spirit that will attract people back to the urban city core. Highlights of that program include a series of business incubators in the form of towers, a dynamic market place in the form of a base, a hotel and diverse range of housing options, also in the form of a tower, and common areas of social exchange in the form of a climate-controlled and daylight shell between the volumes.
It is not all furniture for me these days…
Our latest Architectural Design Collaboration in Grand Rapids, MI;
A residential shell-space condo that features two stories of amazing floor to ceiling views, amazing art, and fun and challenging custom features such as a ‘floating’ bookshelf against the glass, tables that descent from the ceiling, custom mill work, and reclaimed left-over Jarrah wood from our factory in Kalamazoo.
This exhibit aims to showcase the work and talent of Austin Latino architectural professionals and designers during the 2011 celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will take place at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC).
Opening night is scheduled for Friday October 7th (5:30-7:00PM) with opening remarks by Juan Cotera, FAIA. We hope you’ll be able to attend.