Spruce & Gander, the premier source for land and architectural elements in the USA, will represent site furniture designer and manufacturer Street Furniture Australia in select US states from May 2021. Customers in California, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky will now be supported by Spruce & Gander as a distribution partner. Street Furniture Australia, a recognised industry leader in Australia, has supplied directly to the US for 20 years including to Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, to the Google Campus in Kirkland, and the Houston Botanic Garden, Texas. The team is looking forward to strengthening relationships with US customers in partnership with Spruce & Gander, said Street Furniture Australia Business Development Manager (Export) Juanita Marlowe. “I’m excited to work with Spruce & Gander as …
meet the team
Francis McArdle | Industrial Designer
Francis has a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) from RMIT in Melbourne.
What inspires you?
I am inspired to learn new and exciting skills every day to help me grow and in turn design products that improve the quality of peoples’ lives. I am also passionate about the environment and making sustainable choices in everything we do.
Your favourite product and why?
The Aria Seating System – for its endless configurations.
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Toronto swaps Google-backed ‘smart’ city plans for people-centred vision: Canada’s largest city has moved towards affordability, sustainability and environmentally-friendly design in a new vision for the Quayside waterfront – a year on from parting with Google-affiliated Sidewalk Labs. Waterfront Toronto launched an international competition in March to secure a new development partner for the Quayside lands, to build “a sustainable community for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.” The Quayside development will provide “market and affordable housing options for individuals and families. It will offer opportunities for aging in place, including the supports and amenities that will allow seniors to live independently. Inclusive economic development opportunities will create jobs and spaces for business owners that reflect Toronto’s diversity,” they write. The call for new proposals comes nearly a year after the Sidewalk Labs partnership was called off, a “stinging defeat” reports …