Landscape Forms introduces solutions to promote wellness outdoors
Landscape Forms introduces a collection of new products called Healthy Outdoor Spaces. This new portfolio of products includes modified and space planning solutions to help landscape architects create environments that support people’s health and well-being.
As employees return to offices, students to campuses, and the public to social venues, the need for safe and confidence-inspiring natural spaces that facilitate responsible collaboration, connection, and social interaction plays a critical role.
Healthy Outdoor Spaces is created with this context in mind, drawing on Landscape Forms’ fifty-one years of thought leadership and experience in connecting people with the outdoors to support their health and overall well-being.
“It’s an unprecedented challenge,” says Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. “How do you keep people safely distanced, yet still very much connected to each other and to their natural environment? In creating Healthy Outdoor Spaces, we concentrated on designing products and solutions that enable people to maintain that safe physical distance without sacrificing their social or emotional well-being.”
Artful House is a new solution for facilitating intimate gatherings, meetings, or small group discussions in a way that respectfully communicates the desire for distance. Wood interior surfaces are warm and welcoming while the powdercoated aluminum frame offers a sense of delineated personal space that implicitly discourages unwanted encroachment without completely isolating users from the outdoor environment.
Long a preferred choice for university, corporate, and healthcare campuses among other high-traffic applications, Landscape Forms’ popular Carousel tables have been reinterpreted for the new era of social distancing. The new Carousel+ line of tables and benches emphasizes physical and emotional well-being while still enabling architects and designers to create a suite of complementary settings. The original Carousel table with attached seating has been updated with lengthened legs to clearly and easily promote safe spacing. All Carousel+ tables and benches incorporate a center cut-out to avoid material waste and reinforce physical distancing.
A unique system of dividers, screens, seating, work and dining surfaces, the new Landscape Forms Upfit Open Spaces (Upfit OS) offers users their own defined sense of personal space without completely isolating them from others and from the outdoor environment. Highly modular, available in a variety of heights, use cases, and configurations with or without power, the new Upfit OS is a versatile way to safely direct traffic throughout outdoor spaces and offer users new productive natural environments.
Based on the architecture of the popular Landscape Forms Carousel line, Wedge Table is a modular desk system that prescribes individual user spaces while maintaining safe distancing. The units are designed to maintain appropriate physical distance across a variety of seamless configurations—side-by-side for individual work, relaxation, or dining; face-to-face for pair meetings, discussions, or interviews; and radially for larger group conversation or team meetings.
“Our company was founded on the belief that being outdoors is part of a healthy lifestyle and promotes overall personal well-being,” says Landscape Forms Chief Executive Officer, Marjorie Simmons. “So extending our existing structure of innovation to introduce Healthy Outdoor Spaces was a very natural step in giving our customers the tools and inspiration to move forward with confidence and creativity, today and tomorrow.”