The Arqua Fountain, an advanced hi-tech drinking fountain, is now available with integrated dog bubbler. The all-in-one fountain allows passers-by to take a drink, refill a 600 ml bottle, and even rehydrate their dog, with minimum fuss. Street Furniture Australia has been continually refining the Arqua Fountain since its first release in 2006. More than 700 Arqua Fountains have been installed in schools, parks, transport hubs and on university campuses. The dog bubbler, activated by stepping on a paw button, creates an instant water supply at ground-level, then drains the water to maintain hygiene. A number of new features make this innovative bubbler stand out. The dog bubbler, activated by stepping on a paw button, creates an instant water supply at ground-level, then drains the water to maintain hygiene. It is …
what we do
Our purpose is to bring lasting enjoyment to public places.
We believe that street furniture plays a central role in animating and connecting places. It ensures a place is vital, accessible and enriching for its community.
Our active research and development program puts users at the heart of everything we do. Since 1986 we have furnished more than 25,000 places in Australia and around the globe.
Together with our design, custodian and contracting partners, we strive to make public places enjoyable for all.
On 16 September, Street Furniture Australia (SFA) hosted 30 people from various manufacturing backgrounds for a site visit at our Regents Park factory in western Sydney. The event was organised by the Lean Network, a not-for-profit organisation run by practitioners, for practitioners, with the explicit purpose of sharing knowledge. Chris Morgan, SFA Production Manager, led the presentation. He gave examples of cellular manufacturing, process flow, ergonomics and safety, Kanban material replenishment, assembly jigs and fixtures specific to SFA. A video screening of the Concourse Seat assembly process for Sydney Trains was a powerful demonstration of the effective application of ‘lean thinking’; that is, a philosophy that focuses on the reduction of non-value-adding activities or waste derived mostly from the Toyota Production System. John Mills, NSW Business Adviser, AusIndustry, who attended the …
Few designers have made such an indelible mark on Sydney’s urban spaces, infrastructure and architecture as Darrel Conybeare and Bill Morrison. Together, these two have produced innovations so pervasive through Sydney that they have become part of the ‘furniture’ – yet their significance has largely gone unrecognised. From Circular Quay to Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour and Kings Cross, Conybeare and Morrison’s design expertise has shaped some of Sydney’s most prominent public spaces and enriched the lives of its communities. Here is the untold story of how Conybeare and Morrison – directors and founders of Street Furniture Australia – influenced many of Sydney’s most iconic locations. Read the full article, from Outdoor Design Source.