Product: The Concord Collection by Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms introduced this collection of site furnishings created in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Designs that gives fresh curves to classic lines. Here is a product description from the Landscape Forms website:
Concord reflects Robert A.M. Stern’s commitment to design that is informed by the past and contemporary in spirit. The collection and its elements embrace progress and new technologies yet are rooted in American history and our national view of the landscape as a place of respite and pleasure. Their ‘modern traditionalism’ expands Landscape Forms’ vocabulary of design for addressing diverse architectural and landscape architectural styles. Concord is the first site furniture designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which has designed products for leading companies in other industries.
The five elements in the Concord collection include:
Melville - a graceful bench with or without back, handsome and tailored. End frames rise above the seat then flare gently outward. The elegant curved backrest has a formal quality softened by its low height which enables people to lean into the curve and rest their arms along the bench’s top edge. Both benches are available in varying lengths, have cast aluminum frames and supports, and offer seat panels in wood or aluminum.
Poe – a litter and recycling receptacle boasting a refinement in profile and structural detail that belies its humble function with a large (34 gallon) capacity and heavy-duty cast and extruded aluminum construction.
Hawthorne – a three-foot-tall pathway light which spreads as it rises from its base to house a 7-watt LED luminaire with sealed cartridge and thermoformed lens.
Alcott – a twelve-foot-tall pedestrian light, it is the contemporary interpretation of a traditional lamppost which presents a similarly curved form. It houses an LED luminaire with an IP66 sealed cartridge component and thermoformed lens. Alcott offers a choice of Type 3 (65 watt) or Type 5 (130 watt) light distribution.
Emerson – (this is my favorite piece in the collection) this bike rack is tapered from top to bottom with crisp edges and beveled detail. Made of cast aluminum it has concealed hardware, pre-installed steel leveling guides, and meets APBP guidelines.