(Phoenix, Arizona) – Kornegay Design®, a Phoenix-based landscape architectural design and manufacturing company, introduces the FencePost Series planters. Simple in form yet intricate in detail, FencePost planters, like each of the concrete planters in the Kornegay Design® collection, pay homage to artisan traditions through the handcrafted attention Larry Kornegay applies to every step of the design and casting process.
The FencePost Series’ sculptural and highly textured forms demonstrate the handcrafted beauty for which Kornegay Design®‘s planters are known.
Weathered cedar fence rails were the inspiration for Kornegay’s latest design. The patterns created to make the molds were formed from reclaimed cedar fence rails and sandblasted to reveal the wood’s unique, textured surfaces.
“Planters act as a transition point between the inside and the outside,” says Kornegay. “They house something from nature but are themselves an architectural element. The FencePost Series pushes what is nature and what is architecture as the planters originated from wood.” The sculptural details that characterize Kornegay’s work are evident in the delicate cut at the base of each FencePost planter. “The cut gracefully lifts the planters and adds a bit of drama,” says Kornegay. “It is what makes a planter a Kornegay planter.”
FencePost landscape containers are made of high-strength 6000+ PSI concreate, come in three sizes, and are available in endless color options. The short planter’s exterior height is 30 inches with a bottom diameter of 15.5 inches and a top diameter of 27 inches. The tall planter’s exterior height is 42 inches with a bottom diameter of 18 inches and a top diameter of 33 inches. The tub planter’s exterior height is 24 inches with a bottom diameter of 31 inches and a top diameter of 42 inches. The texture and sculptural character of the planters complement architecture that emphasizes natural elements or serve as a contrast to the clean lines of contemporary architecture.
About Kornegay Design®
Kornegay Design®, a Landscape Forms Company, is a Phoenix-based landscape architectural designer and manufacturer of cast concrete site furnishings. It was founded by Larry and Paula Kornegay in 1997. Kornegay Design® is dedicated to creating original, timeless designs realized through exceptional craftsmanship. In 2016, Kornegay Design® was chosen to design and collaborate on a unique award for the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Kornegay Design® has been recognized by landscape design and architectural organizations and publications, including the 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ award by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and cited in Architectural Record’s Noteworthy Products of the Year in 2008 and 2004. Kornegay Design® was acquired by Landscape Forms, the North American industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting, in September 2017. Landscape Forms is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan with a worldwide installed base of products.
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