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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NICOLE McGIRR | Business Development Manager NSW
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What inspires you?
I enjoy helping clients by talking through ideas and briefs with them, identifying the best products to suit their environment and seeing them installed. I find it enriching that you can make very small changes to an environment to enhance it, making it more inviting and useable.
For example, creating a cleaner environment by placing a bin in an area where people would normally throw rubbish on the floor.
Your favourite product and why?
The Arqua Fountain. I believe this product embodies Street Furniture values of continual improvement in product design, innovation and development.
I also love the Frame Planter. A strategic placement of these can instantly enhance an empty space in the public realm.
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 …