120 landscape architects gather at the annual Jazz at The Mint

Clients from Sydney, Adelaide, California and Texas joined Street Furniture Australia and AILA NSW to celebrate the unveiling of new products on March 14, 2024, with margaritas and live music.

Jazz at The Mint is an annual product launch held at The Mint, an iconic site in the heart of the Sydney CBD. It is an elegant affair and a unique opportunity to connect with landscape architects and built environment professionals at a global scale.

This year’s party featured the new Linea Planter System and upcoming Piatto Chair, a single-seater hybrid between cafe and robust public space furniture – available now for specifications.

The gathering was opened by Uncle Allan Murray, representing the Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council, with speeches from:

  • Ben Stockwin, AILA CEO,
  • Linda Corkery, Landscape Foundation of Australia Director,
  • June Lee Boxsell, Street Furniture Australia Head of Strategy and Innovation, and
  • Francis McArdle, Street Furniture Australia Head of Product Design.

Ben Stockwin, AILA CEO, acknowledged the 10 year relationship with Street Furniture Australia as a national partner. “Street Furniture Australia exceeds expectations with dynamic and outstanding products,” he said.

Linda Corkery, Landscape Foundation of Australia, said partnering with Street Furniture Australia is about “being collaborators for positive change.”

Awkward Family Photo Contest

In honour of the Piatto family debut with the release of the Piatto Chair, guests were invited to enter this unique contest. Congratulations to the creative crew from Yerrabingin who delivered the strongest awkward family vibes on the night to win Piatto Chairs of their very own. See the winner and finalists.

The night was a great success with conversations, canapes and cocktails, and special guests travelling from Adelaide from Swanbury Penglase, and as far as Texas and California with US partner Spruce & Gander. Live jazz music was provided for the third year in a row by The Graduates.

Jazz at The Mint will return in 2025.


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