Landscape Forms Acquires Kornegay Design
North America’s premier manufacturer of site furniture, accessories and LED lighting welcomes leading producer of high-design, hand-crafted concrete planters in acquisition based on shared values and opportunities for expanded market share.
Landscape Forms and Kornegay Design have been marketing partners since 2010. The ancient material and old-world craft of Kornegay planters provide a compelling counterpoint to the contemporary, hard-edge materials and tech-based finishes of Landscape Forms site elements. The refined sensibility and attention to form and detail that characterize both companies provide a rich vocabulary of products that work harmoniously together. Multiple award-winning Kornegay planters currently offered by Landscape Forms are highly successful, and are found in retail centers, medical facilities, corporate campuses, hotels and universities nationwide. The acquisition will bring many more Kornegay products into the Landscape Forms portfolio and introduce another material to its palette with new opportunities for creative exploration and expression.
Kirt Martin, Vice President of Design and Marketing, states, “Kornegay planters are sculptural and beautiful. Each one is unique and shows an authenticity and care that inspires us. The attention to design and craft are very real and complimentary to how Landscape Forms works. Concrete is an ancient material found in all regions and climates. We look forward to continuing the Kornegay legacy, using the founders’ wisdom to inform how we interpret the material to bring remarkable handcrafted products to a wider audience.”
Kornegay products will be marketed under the brand “Kornegay Design, a Landscape Forms Company.” The transition will be managed by Jodi L. Havera, Landscape Forms Vice President of Finance and CFO. Production will continue at the existing Kornegay facility in Phoenix and its loyal and valued workforce will remain in place as Landscape Forms employees. Marketing will be created and directed by Landscape Forms, and sales will be handled by Landscape Forms direct sales reps and independent rep groups nationwide. Larry and Paula Kornegay will provide expertise during the transition and design inspiration going forward. “We built this company from the ground up, put our hearts into it, and feel there is no other team that can carry out the legacy of what we have built like Landscape Forms,” noted Larry Kornegay.
Landscape Forms is pleased to offer Kornegay designs as part of its wide array of standard product and to welcome Kornegay employees into their new family. Richard Heriford concludes, “The connection seemed natural from the start. This is a perfect match, in terms of the value we place on design and on people, that will expand Landscape Forms product offering and brand leadership. We look forward to a great future together.”
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.