Kornegay Design introduces new Offset line, debuts artist Ian McDonald
(Phoenix, Arizona) – March 13, 2020 – Kornegay Design, a Landscape Forms Company and an award-winning designer and manufacturer of cast concrete site furnishings, announces the launch of a new series of landscape containers called Offset. The new line introduces a unique, softly architectural and refined aesthetic to containers of public scale. “The raw, old-world craft of casting concrete provides a compelling counterpoint to the contemporary, hard-edge materials and tech-based finishes of our current site elements,” says Landscape Forms Chief Creative Officer, Kirt Martin. “The Offset series artfully captures the tension between these two worlds, providing a look and feel that’s not been seen before in the category.”
Kornegay Design introduces new Offset line, debuts artist Ian McDonald.
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.
The introduction of Offset also marks the first work of Ian McDonald as visiting artist at Kornegay Design. McDonald is an artist with a unique philosophy that plays at the distinctive intersection of sculpture and craft. As one of today’s most regarded potters with a portfolio that ranges from traditional vessels to free-form sculpture and mixed-media installations, his experience has led him to the current position of Head of Ceramics at the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art. There, Ian leads a rigorous studio practice that explores the ceramic spectrum, finding inspiration in its position as a material for conceptual form and idea making. “Ian’s graceful, sculptural approach to his work provides a dynamic new influence to what we’re doing at Kornegay,” Martin adds. “Offset is just the first embodiment of it. I’m excited to see where his inspiration takes us next.”
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. It has been awarded and recognized by leading landscape design and architectural organizations and publications for its work.
About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture, structures, accessories, and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and includes Kornegay Design, located in Phoenix, Arizona, and Loll Designs, in Duluth, Minnesota, in its family of brands. It has sales representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Harvard University, Linked In, New York Central Park Conservancy, Bryant Park, Google, Coca Cola, Oculus, U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), Nike, National Museum of African American History (Washington, D.C.), Barclays Center, Adidas, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Microsoft, and Uber. We’ve been named one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for 2020 by Fortune magazine, Michigan Manufacturer of the Year for 2020 and 2021 by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.