by Brianna Crandall — August 7, 2020 — 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 is more important than ever, reminds high-design outdoor furniture manufacturer Landscape Forms. The Healthy Outdoor Spaces collection is created with this context in mind.
In creating this new portfolio of products, Landscape Forms concentrated on designing solutions that enable people to maintain that safe physical distance without sacrificing their social or emotional well-being.
Below are some highlights of the new collections, of interest to architects, designers, facilities managers (FMs), end-users and more.
Artful House is an innovative new solution for elegantly facilitating intimate gatherings, meetings, or small group discussions in a way that respectfully yet unmistakably communicates the desire for distance.
Wood interior surfaces are warm and welcoming, while the powder-coated aluminum frame offers a sense of delineated personal space that implicitly discourages unwanted encroachment without completely isolating users from the outdoor environment. The products are available in two sizes, for groups of up to two or four.
Carousel+ tables and benches
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.
Upfit Open Spaces (Upfit OS)
A unique system of dividers, screens, seating, work and dining surfaces, the new Landscape Forms Upfit Open Spaces (Upfit OS) collection offers users their own defined sense of personal space without completely isolating them from others and from the outdoor environment. Clearly delineated spaces contribute to a sense of confidence among users to safely engage in the small group conversation and socialization that is key to maintaining a cooperative, interconnected atmosphere throughout the community.
Highly modular, available in a variety of heights, use cases, and configurations with or without power, the new Upfit OS is a versatile, elegant way to safely direct traffic throughout outdoor spaces and offer users new productive natural environments while reinforcing a comforting sense of order and enclosure.
Based on the architecture of the popular Landscape Forms Carousel line, Wedge Table is a modular desk system that elegantly 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.
For more information, visit the Healthy Outdoor Spaces collection page on the Landscape Forms website.