For the safety of our customers, staff and community we are implementing new practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and do our bit to ‘flatten the curve.’ Factory Is Running Our goal is to continue production while keeping our staff safe. New precautionary measures are in place, which include split shifts, social distancing and frequent disinfecting of premises. No orders are impacted at this stage. We will inform you immediately if we foresee any changes. Open For Business (From Home) Our sales and office staff are now working from home. We have set up systems to minimise disruption and to maintain quality service for our customers. Please continue to contact us through the normal channels. For your convenience, we have included direct lines to personnel on our contact page. …
Augmented Reality is Here
What if you could stand onsite at your next project and explore how furniture could be placed, with your phone?
A new way to envision and experiment with configuring the Aria Seating System – in situ or from your office – is here, with the Street Furniture Australia Build ARIA app now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Watch the step-by-step guide on how to use the app:
To access, search for Build ARIA in the app store, or scan this QR code:
The app aims to make specifying and sharing concepts easier and more enjoyable, says Design and Marketing Manager June Lee Boxsell.
The latest Augmented Reality (AR), technology is now capable of realistic and accurate virtual renderings that spring to life on your phone or tablet.
“When we saw the first prototype we were amazed at the quality and just how far this technology has progressed,” says Boxsell.
“The furniture appears life-size in the room on your screen, so you can see how it will fit in a space. All aspects down to the finishes and fixings underneath are photorealistic – even the light changes accurately as you move.
“We hope the app will help designers reduce some of the hours they currently spend on renderings and drawings, by allowing them to see and really experience their furniture ideas, brought to life in ultra-realistic augmented reality.
“The app will be connected to our sales team and factory, so when you are ready you can click to request a quote for your specification. We also hope it is fun and enjoyable to use.”
The app will first be available on iOS, with Android devices soon to follow.
Search ‘Build ARIA’ in the app store.
Calling for ‘creative’ workspace selfies for a chance to win the latest Bose 700 noise cancelling headphones and charging case. Enter by May 31st 2020. We have received some great entries so far (see some of them below), but it’s still anyone’s game. Competition will close in less than a week! Cancel out your kids / partner / housemates / dog / cat / leaf-blowing neighbour / all of the above. Bose Headphones 700 feature a four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before—even in noisy environments. Hear the difference. I need these headphones! How do I enter? Share your creative workspace selfie via social media with hashtags #WFHWarriors and #StreetFurnitureAustralia OR email firstname.lastname@example.org with …
Fairbridge Children’s Park tells a story through landscape design of almost 1000 forced child migrants sent from Britain to Molong in regional NSW between 1938 and 1973. The reality of life at Fairbridge Farm School proved very different to promises made before setting sail. The children experienced hardship, betrayal and limited opportunity. In recent years the Prime Ministers of Australia and Great Britain, and the Premier of NSW, have offered apologies in their Parliaments, recognising the suffering of so many under the Fairbridge scheme. Clouston landscape architects have designed an experience that tells the childrens’ story through landscape, at a park and highway rest stop adjacent to the original farm site. The park was officially opened by senior Old Fairbridgians in March 2020. Leonard Lynch, Clouston Associates’ Founding Director, says, …
As only around ten people have entered so far, we have extended the deadline till December 3rd 2018. To celebrate the launch of our first app, we are giving away a DJI Spark Drone valued at $630. This hi-tech drone will take beautiful footage of your projects in style. The app, called Build ARIA uses photorealistic Augmented Reality technology to visualise your furniture creation in your office or at the actual project location. To enter, simply download the app and publish your Aria on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #BuildARIA. Video: How to Win A Drone To get the app, search for Build ARIA in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, or scan this QR code: DJI Spark is a mini drone with intelligent flight control options that will help you film and show …
Street Furniture Australia is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field held 11-14 October at the Gold Coast this year. We summarise our top 7 must-see street furniture events and experiences. Book your festival tickets at the AILA website. 1. The Expanding Field Conference, at HOTA Home of the Arts. Friday October 12 to Saturday October 13. Curated by creative directors TCL, the Expanding Field Conference aims to promote the diversity within landscape architecture practice and its critical role in tackling contemporary challenges. The notion of expansion will be examined through six sessions: Pushing Boundaries; Reimagining Practice; Synergising Technologies; Expanding Territories; Cultivating Cultural Intersections; and Navigating Political Terrain. These topics provide the field of enquiry and will spark discussions on regenerative agriculture, post-colonial design, socio-political advocacy, cultural ecology, economics …
See a pdf of the Company Director article, ‘This urban space designer attributes 3 factors to its 30-year success’. The July 2018 issue of Company Director Magazine features an interview with Street Furniture Australia founders Bill Morrison and Darrel Conybeare. The article looks at Street Furniture Australia’s continuous development and innovation over our 30-year history and today with smart city projects and additive manufacturing. The digital version begins, “This urban space designer attributes three factors to its 30-year success: keep your focus on the customer, make the most of data and commit to R&D.” The magazine is published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. ‘Word on the Street’ article in the print edition of Company Director Magazine, published July 2018. See a pdf of the Company Director article, ‘This urban space designer attributes …