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Human-Friendly Outdoor Compartmentation

Created as a means to help employers get their people outside for better biophilic experiences, in this time of healthcare improvisation, converting parking structures and tents to field hospitals to meet the surge of the COVID 19 virus, That said, don’t overlook the outdoors as a place to work more regularly—even with screens—Landscape Forms’ latest collaboration with Kem Studios the “Upfit” system may work well as a means of creating more human friendly partitioning.Essentially, Upfit is an adaptive structure allowing 100% naturally ventilated outdoor rooms that are equipped with power, light and semi-private partitions that could also include write-on b

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Looking Great at 50

Celebrating 50 years of designing solutions for outdoor environments, Landscape Forms introduces Generation 50, a line of benches and litter receptacles that according to Chief Creative Officer Kirt Martin, takes the best of the company’s classics and “interprets them in new ways and with new technologies. “In a sense, this line represents the second generation of Landscape Forms’ original products,” adds chief designer Robert Chipman, the nephew of John Chipman Sr., who founded the company in 1969. “We’re connecting our history to our future.” 

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All Natural

From Stone Forest is a set of unique benches: The Puzzle Bench features a modular set of alternating concave and convex cubes, carved from solid blocks of Antique Grey limestone. The Quad Bench is a parallelogram-shaped, part utilitarian, part modernist sculpture, available in Gregio Sandstone or Antique Grey Limestone. The Natural Boulder Fire Vessel offers rich patinas formed over millions of years that create a dramatic contrast with the saw cut and polished top surface. For use with a customized gas kit and tempered glass, available with a match-lit or electronic gas kit and light blue or black glass. 

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Scalable Comfort

The Nova C Recliner is a lounge variant of the Nova C Back, made in an ergonomic, body-conscious design that fits a reclined seating position. The configurable winding Nova C Back allows grand seating in scale with grand indoor spaces. The bench shapes a seamless seating line for natural flow control, while the body-conscious contours ensure comfort. 

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Connecting People, Technology and Nature

The GO OutdoorTable brings integrated solar power to support formal and informal activities, individuals and groups, in a variety of postures. GO has a sleek and simple profile, a smooth, flat top that provides an ideal surface for writing, and rounded edges that offer a comfortable perch.

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Modern Bench

Nienk√§mper’s Perplex Bench is a unique and versatile seating solution created by industrial design group, Fig40. Officially introduced at NeoCon in Chicago, the bench is defined by a minimalist, gently sloped shape that adds sculptural flare to a variety of commercial, hospitality and residential spaces. The sloped bench also effectively prevents water from pooling on the surface of the bench. Made of Ductal, a ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete and durable cast aluminum components, the bench is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. 

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Take Five

The Vaya Family offers a modern take on taking a break. A fresh interpretation of outdoor lounge furniture, Vaya chairs, benches and tables combine durability and aesthetics. Simply detailed frames are corrosion-resistant powder-coated aluminum. Tabletop, chair and bench seats and backs, are designed in 100% FSC Cumaru hardwood. Glass tabletops are also available in several variations. Each Vaya product has a substantial weight and feel for solid but versatile placement. Designed for years of use, Vaya goes indoors or out and is a perfect choice for outdoor living rooms, resorts and hotels, roof top decks, campus courtyards, and other gathering areas.

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Connect and Ride

Landscape Forms’ Connect 2.0 shelter is the result of a partnership between BMW Group Designworks and Landscape Forms design for Metro 40, a collection of streetscape and transit elements. The minimalist aluminum structure complements surrounding architecture with on- or off-the-grid layered LED lighting that offers a welcoming and visually comfortable experience. The ADA-compliant shelter is available in two sizes, and with multiple tempered glass and open panel configurations. Tempered glass, honeycomb aluminum panels, and aluminum louvered roof options create unique design statements that also address site requirements and climate conditions.

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Outdoor Office Outfitter

Outdoor furniture brand, Extremis, a renowned Belgian furniture design group with a collection of products that focus on gathering and celebrating life outdoors is now available to the North American Market through Steelcase. Outdoor furniture groupings set the stage for stimulating, office environments that promote performance with plenty of fresh air, daylight and biophilia.

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Get an [Outdoor] Life

Mounting scientific evidence suggests that unplugging from our electronic screens and plugging-in to nature may prove key to maintaining creativity, productivity and vitality—even sanity. In fact, an anecdotal study published in the Journal of Environment and Behavior, researchers found that immersion in natural settings correlated with enhanced cognitive performance—but only when subjects were free of screens and smart devices. Perhaps, it’s a matter of concentration/distraction, but it’s safe to say giving humans the benefit of nature is a good thing, even if it is just allowing easy access to the outdoors. Micro-events in biophilia, just a five-minute stroll, or a

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