Marshalls has introduced a new, modular collection of concrete Landscape Furniture inspired by industrial design.
TENPLO combines a linear style with a solid form and angular geometry, with selected modules featuring a striking pattern relief detail that gives the collection an understated, sophisticated charm.
The collection was installed in Granary Square at designjunction 2017 and will be brought to market later in the year.
Marshalls worked with design practice Maynard to create the eye-catching yet understated furniture collection, which can be configured to adapt to any urban environment.
In the design realm, concrete is often taken for granted, and viewed as a functional material synonymous with high-rise apartment blocks for a more cost-effective application. However, the natural resilience and durability of concrete allows the material to lend itself to more than just a functional product solution.
During the 1950s, an architectural movement developed which was characterised by raw, exposed concrete construction known as Brutalism - a stark, functionalist style that combined repeated patterns and the raw finish of concrete. In recent times, concrete has seen a revival following projects by notable architects such as Zaha Hadid and Herzon & De Meuron. It is now a popular way to add a minimalist style into projects.
Consisting of ten modules, the TENPLO collection offers huge design flexibility and means no two schemes need to be the same due to its extensive array of configuration options, which include a variety of seating choices, a planter, litter bin, cycle and transitions bloks.
The modules are all available in three stunning shades of grey – Rocksalt, Slate or Basalt - with the choice of either Amber or Graphite Accoya timber, and a Red or Grey oxide finish on the litter bin.
Steve Reddington, Marshalls’ Commercial Director for Landscape Furniture, said: “With TENPLO we wanted to create a robust yet subtly stylish collection that could be integrated into a variety of schemes, and I think that the design Maynard came up with encapsulates that perfectly.
“It’s a fantastic addition to our already extensive Landscape Furniture portfolio.”
Julian Maynard, Director of Maynard Design, said: “After previously working with Marshalls on its successful Loci furniture collection, we were thrilled to get the brief for their latest range.
“It was an opportunity to explore what contemporary landscape furniture should be - functionally flexible, and in its form capable of fitting seamlessly into the interface between people and earth that is landscape architecture."
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