Landscape Forms unveiled Windmark, a striking chair and table collection designed by award-winning architect Margaret McCurry. In scale, aesthetics and sense of fun, Windmark is perfect for defined spaces with special panache: resorts, outdoor restaurants, museum plazas, high-end residential settings, and rooftop terraces.
The collection includes a chair with and without arms with optional seat cushions and an ottoman, which can serve as a table, a seat, or a footrest and adds an intimate, comfortable touch. Chairs and ottoman have aluminum strap frames and patterned steel or wood slat seats. Whimsical cutouts dissipate heat, shed water and add character. The combined use of aluminum and steel imparts visual lightness with structural strength and heft enough to hold the ground in the wind.
"We chose some new colors - a buttercup yellow paint and a wonderful bright green fabric for the chair cushions," commented McCurry. "These lighter colors are different from what you would find in a park."
Tables have two distinctly different bases, aluminum strap or origami-fold sheet metal bases with a choice of rectangular, square or round tops in glass, wood or powdercoated steel. The geometrical shapes and softening ornamental detail provide a fine complement to contemporary architecture.
McCurry takes inspiration from a variety of sources: architecture, landscape, iconic furniture, history and poetry. For Windmark she drew on the cast iron benches and fences with cutout forms she saw in New Orleans as a child. "I like to mix materials and bring ideas from the past into the present and future," she explained, "so the work is not just a copy of a historic style but suggests that you've seen it before but don't quite know where."