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.
a sense of place
Our mission is to encourage and facilitate the public enjoyment of the outdoors in an urban setting.
Street Furniture Australia products are designed to improve the quality of daily life of public citizens.
We believe the quality of design in the public realm is a measure of our success as an urban civilisation. Street furniture – a civic accessory in it’s own right – is perhaps the best yardstick.
We are dedicated to research and development to ensure continuous innovation in furniture design for the public realm. SFA employs a multi-disciplinary team of qualified architects, industrial designers, engineers and production specialists to fulfil this purpose.
Street Furniture Australia is excited to announce that our stylish and robust Concourse Seat has been chosen to furnish more than 28 train stations across NSW. In a recent announcement by Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Minister for Transport, it was revealed that the NSW Government has committed $33 million to upgrading train stations across the state. Along with new lighting, landscaping and paintwork, train platforms will be furnished with a total of 800 Concourse Seats. Faced with the challenging task to produce 800 seats in 8 weeks, SFA approached the assembly process with Toyota lean principles at our Regents Park factory. Our two assemblers were tasked with building 20 seats per day (at 20 minutes per seat) to achieve our deadline. Read this Sydney Morning Herald article to learn more about …
Josh Flowers, a second-year student in bachelor of industrial design at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), is the winner of the third annual Sense of Place design competition for 2013. The competition is a collaboration between Street Furniture Australia, a leading street furniture manufacturer, and the industrial design program at UNSW. Dr Mariano Ramirez, a senior lecturer in industrial design at UNSW, says: ‘The Sense of Place brief challenged the industrial design students to consider the theory of ‘placemaking’ in urban design, which is essentially about giving people a reason to stop and become involved in a public space.’ Flowers is the recipient of $500 prize money for his winning concept, the ‘Flower Chair’. As part of an internship with the Street Furniture Australia team, Flowers will have …