Kalamazoo, MI – August 15, 2018 – Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, and accessories, announces a design partnership with Duluth, MN-based Loll Designs. “We’re excited about this partnership and the exposure to new customers, materials, and processes it offers each of us,” says Landscape Forms President Richard Heriford. “Loll Designs shares our passion for design but introduces a fresh design sensibility to our partnership.”
“The partnership is a natural fit,” says Landscape Forms Vice President of Design and Marketing Kirt Martin. “Our cultures and values align. We embrace design, culture, and craft. We’re excited about Loll Designs’ commitment to sustainability, and we’re having fun working together to develop innovative products.”
At the same time, each company brings unique skills to the partnership. “We complement Loll Designs with our lighting technology and metal manufacturing knowledge and processes,” Martin continues. “They complement us with their knowledge of recycled plastic technologies and their fresh take on design for the outdoors.”
Greg Benson, CEO of Loll Designs, admired Landscape Forms for many years. “Landscape Forms stood out in its market. The quality and the nuances in their designs are impressive. It’s really fun for us to work with a company like this.”
Fun is a word that comes up often with Loll Designs and now with the design partnership. “We make products for the ‘modern lollygagger,’ people who play hard, work hard, relax hard, and appreciate being outdoors,” says Loll Design CEO Greg Benson. “We want people to get outside and have fun.” Loll Designs’ products bring a relaxed and residential feel to public spaces and take a refreshing approach to outdoor furnishing design.
“We look forward to strengthening an already great relationship and having fun along the way,” says Martin.
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture 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 Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North 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, sites such as Orange County Great Park; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller, and Nike.
About Loll Designs
Loll Designs makes outdoor furniture for the “modern lollygagger,” people who play hard, work hard, relax hard, and appreciate the outdoors. The founders of Loll Designs joined forces in 1997 as TrueRide, designing municipal skate parks around the world. They became adept at turning recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), better known as #2 plastic, into large-scale sculptural skate ramps. Then, as a way to repurpose excess skate ramp material and with their expertise in 3D design, they evolved from skate parks to Epicurean, a successful line of kitchen accessories, in 2003, and Loll Designs in 2006, with its debut of an Adirondack chair that displayed a playful but modern, refined aesthetic. Loll Designs has been recognized for excellence in design and a strong commitment to sustainability with the ICFF Editor’s Award, multiple Green Design Awards, Green Dot Award, Time magazine Green Design 100 Awards, and the New York House Innovative Green Award. Loll Designs is based in Duluth, Minnesota.