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Stemming from a meeting at the ASLA in Denver in 2014 between Equiparc and Lumca, an idea was conceived to create a family of products that combines stylish urban site furniture with lighting—all of which were tailored to the evolving needs of forward-thinking landscape architects and urban planners. The two companies called upon the services of renowned Morelli Designers to create the collection. Lumca and Equiparc then dedicated their design teams and technical experts to the manufacturing process.
And the Tango collection was born.
It is the result of the creativity of Morelli Designers and expertise of Lumca and Equiparc, which worked together to develop a never-before-seen product line for the entire North American market. Sharing the same commitment to quality and innovation as well as a passion for creating stunning public spaces, these two partners successfully overcame the project’s technical and technological challenges.
The collection’s sleek lines pay tribute to both nature and dance, featuring elegant and very avant-garde curves.In addition to its luminaires, lighted columns and bollards with curved poles, the Tango series features benches, planters, bike racks and waste and recycling receptacles that blend the best wood species with highly robust metal. Every single detail of Tango has been carefully designed: the light diffusion is integral to the concept as it gives all the products natural elegance and perfect harmony with their surroundings.
“The Tango product line is the result of a design team’s efforts to merge lighting and urban furniture into one entity. The series is complete, refined and unique. Urban planners can now benefit from site furniture that has both functional and decorative lighting. As an industry first, it is the epitome of form and nature coming together as one,” explained Michel Morelli, President of Morelli Designers Inc.
Founded 25 years ago in Québec, Lumca is a forward-thinking designer and manufacturer of lighting solutions that are both beautiful and brilliant. The company has forged an enviable reputation as a lighting manufacturer that strikes the perfect balance between aesthetics, practicality and sheer innovation. Its modular approach enables urban planners to mix and match different models with basic components.
Lumca is redefining research and development thanks to its innovation-driven culture and commitment to high performance. The company goes beyond just “developing” lights. The company conceives the smart cities of tomorrow. By integrating cutting-edge technologies into its lighting solutions, It is creating the intelligent luminaires of the future, bringing citizens closer to the services that matter to them most.
The company provides crave-worthy lighting products for large-scale projects and prestigious clients, thanks to its representatives across Canada and the United States.
For more than 30 years, Equiparc contributes to the enhancement of public spaces by developing street furniture with features that go beyond “simple” functionalities. Bringing together design, quality and durability, the benches, tables, planters and other products provide a warm atmosphere and liven up urban landscapes.
The manufacturer offers a wide range of site furniture that is developed in collaboration with well-known designers and architects. Custom products can also be tailored to meet the vision of major landscaping projects.
With installations at major sites, such as the Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain in Québec City, Quartier International and Place des festivals de Montréal, Equiparc is a reference in site furnishings in North America.
About Morelli Designers
An industrial design firm based in Montreal since 1981, Morelli Designers leverages its solid expertise in strategy and product development for SMEs and large companies wishing to maintain and strengthen their growth. Our approach is client-user focused and based on an understanding of the market that ensures success in the introduction of new and innovative products.
Dennis Dion, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing at Lumca
Nicolas Thuot, General Manager at Equiparc
Jonathan Côté, vice-président design strategy & innovation at Morelli Designers