Larry Kornegay Designs Donor Wall for the Desert Botanical Garden
(Phoenix, Arizona) — Phoenix based designer and sculptor Larry Kornegay has completed the design for a new concrete donor wall at the Desert Botanical Garden. Inspired by his love of architecture, landscape and sculpture, Kornegay’s installation is the latest of several artistic projects in collaboration with The Garden over the last decade.
The donor wall, titled “Tending the Garden”, offers something different from every vantage point, inviting garden visitors to take in a 270 degree view of the installation. Wooden slate seating, desert flower themed donor tiles, and a dedicatory plaque embellish it’s surface. The concrete canvass also incorporates the Desert Botanical Garden’s logo and guiding words from their mission statement.
Construction of the donor wall was by Chris Turner of RJ Bromley Construction, Inc., long time friend and colleague of Larry Kornegay.
About Larry Kornegay
Utilizing his experience with a diverse knowledge of materials and building techniques Larry makes sculpture in many mediums, including cast concrete. His love of concrete as a sculptural medium, combined with his passion for gardening and appreciation of fine architecture led to the design and production of his first planter designs and the founding of Kornegay Design, LLC in 1998. He continues to find inspiration in the symbiotic relationship between the creative exercise of designing site amenities for public space, working with other designers, and making sculpture.
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.