Scott Klinker’s Sunshades for Landscape Forms Embody Minimalism
They may look like abstracted umbrellas. But these sunshades for Landscape Forms are metal, fix to the ground, and, unlike their fabric cousins, do not articulate. Referencing post-and-beam architecture, the trio of styles by Scott Klinker Design’s namesake founder are made of cast and extruded aluminum cunningly unobstructed by visible hardware. Offered with solid or perforated shades, the round Disc, gabled Peak, and square Stretch—perhaps the most umbrellalike, mimicking taut fabric stretched over fanned ribs—range from modernist to traditional. But all embody the quintessential minimalism for which industrial designer Scott Klinker, who heads the 3D design graduate program at Cranbrook, is known.