Architectural ProductsProducts by TypeLandscape Products Focus: Landscape By Sheila Kim Lumenfacade IngroundLumenpulselumenpulse.comThis ground-recessed LED fixture from Lumenpulse uses a plug-and-play, dual-housing design that simplifies installation while also protecting the unit from water infiltration. Available in five lengths—from 1' to 6'—the 4½"-wide luminaire features an anodized aluminum trim that sits flush with its tempered glass lens; emits 1,600 lumens in four white color temperatures (or blue, green, or red); and offers six optical distributions, including an asymmetric wall wash.DueDel Concadelconca.comAt ¾" thick, Del Conca’s Due is a hefty through-body porcelain tile that can be dropped directly onto sand, gravel, or grass as a paver, in addition to being used for floors and terraces. The 19 tile choices offered in this format mimic stone textures in natural hues ranging from beige to slate gray. Each measures 24" square and can be specified with waterfall edges, for step or corner-step applications.Minnione Tree GrateIron Age Gratesironagegrates.comIron Age Designs offers made-to-order grates constructed of recycled materials including iron, bronze, and aluminum, in powder-coat color or baked-on oil finish. Its Minnione Tree Grate, shown here in oxidizing raw cast iron, features an ornate pattern that borrows its curves from the shape of a wine opener's blade. The tree grates have an opening of 12"; custom dimensions are also available.Shade PodTuuciwww.tuuci.comTuuci's latest shading device, Shade Pod, fills a need for covering large areas—of more than 250 square feet—in outdoor hospitality settings. Its mast, which can be mounted in-ground or on a portable weight, supports one to four square-shaped canopies that can be independently operated. The mast is constructed of Tuuci's proprietary Aluma-Teak or satin anodized aluminum; the 8'-wide canopies utilize the company's UV-resistant Tuff-Skin woven fabric. Evia Lounge Galanter & Jonesgalanterandjones.comMade by hand in California, the radiantly heated outdoor Evia Lounge by Galanter & Jones is defined by a contoured 1"-thick cast-stone sheet that appears to drape over a powder-coated steel tube frame. The seat can be specified in white, charcoal, orange, or blue-gray, while the base comes in silver, brass, black, or white. Overall, it measures 5’ 4" wide x 2’ 5" deep x 2’ 6" high.FloBrown Jordan Firesbrownjordanfires.comBrown Jordan Fires's Flo is an outdoor table that integrates a long and slim EcoSmart- brand fire pit sunk just below the surface to create a dramatic, ribbonlike flame. The 65" long x 39½" wide x 13" high cast fiber-cement block comes in natural gray or black. The burner uses NRG Bioethanol and can be specified in three lengths: 19¾", 27½", and 35¾". NRBO-225 Curved BenchVictor Stanleyvictorstanley.comA series of curved modular benches from Victor Stanley, NRBO-225 (above) can be combined to create continuous, serpentine seating configurations. Each 6' section—available in fixed, concentric, or custom radii—is composed of recycled solid steel and finished in one of 10 colors. The benches attach to each other via junction braces, and can be mounted in-ground or on a surface. ZSAvenue Roadavenue-road.comDesigned by Atelier Vierkant, ZS outdoor stools are minimalist forms fashioned out of a clay-based aggregate that can be tinted black, white, extra-white, or gray. Slatted seats, in teak or polyethylene, add warmth to the overall design. ZS comes in two sizes: 15¾" square x 27¼" high or 17¾" square x 21⅓" high; a bench version, called ZSL, is also offered. Available in the U.S. through Avenue Road.MultipliCITYLandscape Formslandscapeforms.comDesigner Yves Béhar and his firm, fuseproject, have created MultipliCITY, a site- furnishings line from Landscape Forms that is at once global and regional. The collection comprises a bicycle rack, benches, solar-powered path lights, and receptacles that share mass-produced structural elements (like aluminum frames) while other components, such as hardwood details, are locally sourced and manufactured to evoke regional flavor and reduce carbon emissions from shipping.CabanasShelter Outdoorshelteroutdoor.comThe relatively new company Shelter Outdoor offers clean-lined structures for outdoor and poolside leisure spaces, including Cabanas. Their aluminum frames—produced in three sizes up to 13' x 13'—are powder-coated white for weather and salt resistance, and feature built-in channels for optional curtains. The textile roof is retractable to provide open sky views and sun. July 16, 2014 The latest site furnishings and walkway elements are making outdoor environments more hospitable. Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.