Street Furniture Australia, with support from the ACT Government, has begun the Discovery phase for #WodenExperiment, a six-month furniture installation to activate Woden Town Square in Canberra. Members of the community, local businesses and politicians gathered to discuss the project and share their experiences of the square at a workshop held in March. Around 40 participants brainstormed issues and opportunities for the square around Retail Experience, Community Involvement, Comfort and Amenity, and Wow Factor. “It was exciting to see so many people filling the room, with a great mix of people from community, business and local government creating an atmosphere of high energy and interest,” says Diana Hill, Manager Capital Works – Urban with Transport Canberra and City Services. “As a result many great ideas about issues and opportunities were discovered …
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T&Cs: Valued at up to $600, the winner will choose one smart watch. Open to new subscribers, and existing subscribers who follow at least one social media page. Winner must live in Australia, and be subscribed and/or following a social page at the time of entry and August 30, 2018. Prize will be delivered by Street Furniture Australia to an address in Australia. Winner will be announced on August 30, 2018.
Street Furniture Australia has used empathy interviews, personas, observations, journey mapping and other user-centred research techniques to focus #WodenExperiment on the community. These qualitative methods unearth rich detail about the lives and needs of people who use Woden Town Square. The aim is to inform the design of the six-month installation with a “community first” philosophy. “We employ user-centred design techniques in the making of our furniture, and #WodenExperiment now offers the opportunity to apply this methodology to public places,” says Mark Armstrong, Street Furniture Australia Design Director. “One of the challenges of public space is meeting the needs of people from many different walks of life. Through our empathy interviews and observations of the town square we have come up with six key personas to design for. “The personas …
ABC Radio Canberra’s Jolene Laverty chats with Street Furniture Australia’s June Boxsell about #WodenExperiment on Drive. The following is a transcript of the program, which aired on Wednesday April 4, 2018. JL. The social project that has increased foot traffic in Garema Place by 200% is going to be replicated in Woden. June Boxsell is the Design and Marketing manager of Street Furniture Australia and she runs these programs, hi June. JB. Hi there, thank you for having me. JL. Thank you for joining us. So it’s called the #WodenExperiment and it’s based on the very successful #BackyardExperiment, which was held in Garema Place a few years ago. Can you just take us back to 2016 and remind us what the Garema Place experiment was? JB. The #BackyardExperiment was a …
Andrew Leuchars Congratulations! Andrew is the winner of one stylish navy Mixte bicycle from Papillionaire, valued at $599. He says, “I am delighted with this lucky win as are my two daughters and I am sure the bike shall see a lot of use.” Thank you to everyone who joined the competition and subscribed to StreetChat.
Street Furniture Australia is pleased to announce our three competition winners, for the Eames House Bird, Flower Chair and #BackyardExperiment selfie contests. Congratulations to all! Taking home an iconic Eames House Bird is … Ata Tara, Senior Landscape Architect with Mode Design in Brisbane. Congratulations, Ata. The 28-cm bird, valued at more than $330, will be winging its way to you shortly. Our Flower Chair prototypes were on show at the National Gallery for the 2016 NIMBY International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Delegates were invited to post selfies with a Flower Chair on the Street Furniture Australia Facebook page for a chance to win $200 worth of Interflora flowers for a loved one. The winning photo, which achieved the most Facebook likes, belongs to Sheila Nolan from Western Australia – congratulations, Sheila! A Registered Landscape Architect, Sheila …
Charles and Ray Eames augmented their home with many objects from their travels. The 28cm-tall black wooden bird, one of their most prized objects of American folk art, was a centrepiece of their living room in the Eames House in Los Angeles. The bird also appears as an accessory in their product photo shoots. It is made from black-lacquered solid alder wood, with black steel wire legs. For the chance to win the iconic house bird, valued at $340, simply sign up to receive StreetChat each month. * indicates required Company Email * First Name Last Name Company Phone Region —ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWAI am not in Australia My company is a Design Specifier Contractor Custodian (Asset Owner/Manager) Other Winner will be announced October 31 shortly after the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.