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$ = value, $$ = mid-range, $$$ = high-end
manufacturer: Heller performance: Made of roto-molded
polyethylene, suitable for indoor and outdoor use price range: $ applications: The Gehry Color Collection comprises a full complement of furnishings ( bench, easy chair, sofa, and end table/stool) based on the architect’s signature twisted, faceted forms. All pieces are available in ﬁve vivid hues.
in the rigid environment of urban settings, the restorative power of nature is thrown into high relief. This viewing courtyard by Thomas Balsley Associates greets city-fatigued guests at the InterContinental New York Times Square with a meditative yet edgy composition of plantings and hardscape. Set at one end of a reﬂecting pool, a scarlet resin wall is the focus of the 1,500-square-foot space, which features architecturally inspired bamboo and boxwood rising from a bed of stark white riverrock. After dark, dramatic lighting washes the elements, highlighting their texture and form. —Leslie Clagett
serene centerpiece A sculptural garden just steps away fromTimes Square.
manufacturer: Bahama Umbrella performance: Can withstand wind speeds
of up to 80 mph and be used year-round
President Design for Generations Medford, N.J.
price range: $$ applications: Besides providing shade,
the inverted form of the Largo has two functions: The core collects rainwater and funnels it into a drain, and the fabric facilitates the spread of its built-in 115/130-volt lighting. “In our work designing therapeutic landscapes for senior communities and healthcare facilities, we’re careful to specify sturdy seating that’s age-appropriate, with a comfortable 19'' seat height and armrests to help users get in and out easily. Unlike institutional-like pieces, residential-style furnishings put people at ease, reduce stress, and make everyone feel better.”
“We are very receptive to collaborating at the R&D level with manufacturers of hardscape materials and site furnishings. Things that are originally created as custom designs can eventually ﬁnd their way into standard catalogues. This was the case with TAKTL, whose technicians developed a molding process that would allow us to alter a product on a case-by-case basis. ”
Owner Renaissance Gardening Hopkinton, R.I. “When including seating in the landscape, provide shelter to the back. Bushes, a wall, a building: anything that’s at least shoulder high when you’re seated. That way, there are no surprises from behind, nor any competing view that you keep thinking that you should turn around to enjoy. People don’t just sit passively outdoors; they look around. ”
Vice President, Planning Group HOK St. Louis
site furnishings manufacturers to watch
photo credit: courtesy thomas balsley associates (top right)
market segments for the 506 million square feet of concrete pavers sold in north america in 2009
manufacturer: MMCITE performance: Available for four or
six bikes in one- or two-sided conﬁgurations price range: $$ applications: The Velo bicycle stand has a galvanized steel frame with a powder-coat ﬁnish. It is suitable for both portable and permanent installations. A bike-lock bar is optional.
sternberg lighting wausau tile inc. thomas steele the wagener companies aaa ribbon rack co. div.
source: page views from sweets.com
pemko mfg. co. national guard products inc. 1,680 zero international inc. Number ofmCkinney bike lane miles of new rixon speciality door controls construction approved by the Los Angeles City
source: page views from sweets.com 7/10–8/10 Council in March 2011. source: los angeles times
pemko mfg. co. national guard products inc. 506 million square feet zero international inc. mCkinney Total area of interlocking concrete pavers sold in rixon speciality door controls North America in 2009.
source: page views from sweets.com 7/10–8/10 source: 2010 icpi industry sales proﬁ le
■ residential ■ commercial ■ municipal ■ industrial/port/airport source: 2010 interlocking concrete pavement institute (icip) annual report
pemko mfg. co. national guard products inc. 9,000+ zero international inc. mCkinney Number of benches in New York City’s rixon speciality door controls Central Park.
source: page views from sweets.com 7/10–8/10 source: central park conservancy
= eco-friendly attributes
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snap - August/September 2011
Snap - August/September 2011
Case Study: Education
Green Product Roundup
Walls & Wallcoverings
ENR Cost Reports
Regional Focus: Southeast
Live & Learn: Ceu Courses
Trade Show News
Partners in Design
Snap - August/September 2011