Myplacemaking.com will transform the way in which public space managers and planners find products that can withstand the tremendous pressure of outdoor public use.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 17, 2018
Today, My Placemaking, Inc. announces the launch of a new online platform to help municipalities, business improvement districts, universities, real estate managers and park conservancies manage their outdoor placemaking needs: myplacemaking.com.
Myplacemaking.com was born of the realization that the right selection and combination of outdoor furniture is critical to the creation of enjoyable and equitable public spaces. By introducing movable chairs and tables, umbrellas, planters, games and other outdoor amenities, New York plazas and parks have led the placemaking revolution that has taken the United States by storm over the past twenty years.
Today, all public space improvement projects aim to create nicer environments for all people to use and quality outdoor furniture is their tool of choice. Yet, procuring this equipment is often needlessly complicated, requiring deep expertise in the science of weathering, in the wide range of available products of varying quality and the specializations of numerous international vendors. Co-founder Jerome Barth, who has held prominent positions at The Times Square Alliance (timessquarenyc.org), Bryant Park Corporation (bryantpark.org) and Friends of the High Line (thehighline.org) is intimately familiar with this process. He explains, “At Bryant Park it took a lot of effort and attention to keep up with the various offering of our suppliers and manage those relationships. We managed because we had an excellent staff, but I kept wondering: how can you do this if you don’t have your own design and procurement department?”
Myplacemaking.com will transform the way in which public space managers and planners find products that can withstand the tremendous pressure of outdoor public use and manage the complexities of placemaking procurement (e.g. transparent pricing and shipping, easy reordering). By presenting a broad selection of the best products under one platform, including chairs, benches, lounge items, tables, movable kiosks, public play equipment, storage solutions and lighting from leading vendors in the field, including Landscape Forms, Fermob, Tolix, and Cart King , the site makes it easy for municipalities, business improvement districts, universities, real estate managers and park conservancies to create quality environments on streets, in parks, in atriums or in reclaimed traffic spaces.