ChillOUT Tree, our first modular shade system, has won a prestigious Good Design Award – at Gold level – for outstanding innovation in the Product Design, Commercial and Industrial category. The award is shared by Street Furniture Australia with ChillOUT Hub collaborators – Georges River Council, UNSW and the University of Sydney – partners in prototyping, installing, testing and researching these smart outdoor community spaces as part of a pilot project for the federal Smart Social Spaces program. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country. Entries are evaluated by Australian and international Jurors – including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders – according to a strict set of criteria including Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact. Recognition at the Gold level …
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CHRIS GORIS | Head of Sales
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Chris has extensive experience in furniture design, interior design and specification sales.
What inspires you?
Architecture and design are close to my heart. I have always enjoyed the sale of products to designers more than the design process on its own.
As a salesperson, collaboration with architects and designers gives you the privilege to be connected to the bigger picture of urban design and the many talented people in the industry.
Your favourite product and why?
Classic Plaza Seat. Versatile, practical, good-looking and a timeless product.
The seats can be modified to suit any need, such as DDA compliance, external power supply for students at Sydney University, and any installation situation.
The 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY will bring together Elders, Traditional Custodians and First Nations designers, artists and practitioners in conversation with landscape architects. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) event will run from 13-16 October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Magandjin (Brisbane). This year’s festival is curated by Blaklash Creative, LatStudios and Claudia Taborda as Creative Directors – they write: “It is critical for all involved in shaping urban environments to join with First Nations people to gain a deeper understanding of Country as we prepare our cities for the complex challenges of climate change.” The program therefore seeks to build “on the important work and ongoing conversations that have been happening within and adjacent to the discipline, about connecting to, caring for and …
Our US partner Spruce & Gander, Inc has treated San Diego customers to a fun afternoon of music, games, great food and wine at a Pop Up Picnic among the grapevines of Rancho Guejito vineyard – with the Linea collection on show. On display from Street Furniture Australia were select pieces from the sleek and minimalist Linea range, including Cubes, Platform, Sun Lounge, Seats, Curved Bench and Picnic Settings, with complementary Monsoon Litter Bins and Cafe Stools. Materials and colours displayed include Wood Without Worry aluminium woodgrain battens in the popular tones of Spotted Gum and Curly Birch, the new Earthy Pastel powdercoat range, and DuraBright fade-resistant colours. “This event was a success! We look forward to hosting more pop ups in the future. It was lovely to connect with …