In mid-November, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conference was held, each year bringing together landscape designers from around the world. Our tips site has decided to find out which trends in street lighting and garden furniture will dominate in 2020.
The most visible trend in street lighting, which was noted by all exhibitors in San Diego, is the return of garlands. Not New Year’s at all, but intended for spectacular lighting every day. Moreover, the overwhelming majority of lamps assembled in garlands are very simple. These are just frosted or transparent glass balls, ordinary bulbs, or references to Edison lamps.
Such garlands can be used to illuminate a porch, a terrace, a patio, or just a yard. They are often placed on pergolas and under awnings. It turns out a powerful lighting system for a separate zone. All modern LED street lights, economical, LED technologies in action.
As for garden furniture, the combination of metal and wood is in fashion. The bases of tables, chairs, benches are made of metal pipes or powder-coated profiles. And the tabletops and seats are made of pine, teak, coumara, acacia.
Garden furniture is becoming more and more like ordinary furniture. Designers continue to blur the lines between the house and the street, the portal has already written about this trend. The In / Out trend, when the seating area in front of the house becomes an extension of the interior, is more and more noticeable. Note the carpets under the outdoor furniture groups in the photo above. It actually turns out an open-air living room. Among the manufacturers, whose collections were highlighted by ASLA participants, are the Spanish company Kettal and the French Fermob..
As for the trendy shades of garden furniture, pastels will dominate next year – mint, muted lemon, salmon, light green, gray clay.
Landscape architects have not forgotten about technologies either. A striking example is a pergola with blinds from the Italian manufacturer Corradi. You can make the roof solid if it’s raining outside. And open partially or completely to enjoy the sun. In addition, at ASLA, garden pavilions were presented, in which you can open and close the walls depending on weather conditions and the wishes of the owners..
We are sure that knowledge about trends in landscape design will be useful to everyone who is thinking about arranging a site and a recreation area on the street. Therefore, we will definitely continue to follow fashionable news in the next year..