Take a quick (and educational) tea break with us! Customers are invited to book in a 10-minute Zoom or Microsoft Teams chat to learn about new products. Presentations are guaranteed no longer than 10-minutes plus Q&A. Choose from: ChillOUT Tree (recommended) Latest Linea additions. Wood Without Worry. Or request a custom presentation. Each participant will receive a T2 gift box (optional). Book by contacting us on email@example.com, or via the button below. Win one of three BLUNT umbrellas Tea Time bookings for Australian customers during August and September will go into a draw for a chance to win one of three BLUNT umbrellas, valued at up to $159. Winners will be notified on 1st October 2022. Image: BLUNT.
The future bus stop: our collaboration with Monash Mobility Design Lab
Street Furniture Australia collaborated with Mobility Design Lab from Monash University to reimagine how urban bus stops and shelters could look, feel and work in the near future.
The concept proposal was recently shortlisted for the Smarter Hobart Challenge, an international design competition launched by the City of Hobart in 2020.
The competition called for “innovative and exciting ideas to help transform Hobart’s public transport services, and help make waiting for the bus reliable, safe, accessible and socially connective.”
More than 120 entries were received from teams in Australia, the US, India, South America, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy and France. The concept by Monash University and Street Furniture Australia was one of five finalists.
Bus travel can sometimes suffer from “a less optimal image” compared with other modes of transport, said Selby Coxon, Director of Monash Mobility Design Lab, however, “many of the issues that emerge from poor passenger experience can be mitigated by improved connectivity and experience at the places that patrons first engage with the service, such as at the bus stops,” he said.
The team’s concept therefore aims to promote connection, reduce waiting anxiety and enhance the travel experience, said Mark Armstrong, Design Director with Street Furniture Australia and Adjunct Professor with Monash University.
“The proposal offers an information-rich inclusive passenger experience via a central display for each bus stop that allows patrons to view and post information through a smartphone platform,” said Mark.
“This concept responds to passenger anxieties, such as a sense of control, confidence and personal security, as well as the potential to engage with local community information throughout the bus route.”
The shelter includes seating, lighting, signage, shade and a weather shield. A central smart column houses sensors and a battery, charged by solar panels on the canopy.
The form language lends itself to the addition of other amenities such as planter boxes and bicycle parking.
The Monash Mobility Design Lab combines evidence-based research methods and real world solutions with design-led innovations to understand and improve the physical, environmental and experiential aspects of mobility. From personal to public transport, bikes to buses, family cars to autonomous vehicles, their researchers are experts at designing to better understand how and why we get from place to place.
Street Furniture Australia invests in collaborations with universities, government and landscape architects to activate public spaces and to better understand public space users and communities. Recent projects include ChillOUT with Georges River Council, UNSW and the University of Sydney, and Homify with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and CM+.
The Street Furniture Australia factory, in Western Sydney, is both a manufacturing hub and R&D studio for our Australian-designed and made street furniture products. Recently we welcomed Tract Consultants to view the factory and meet our team. Director Julie Lee said: “It was a great opportunity for our team to look behind the scenes and understand the innovation, research and climate positive outcomes Street Furniture Australia is focusing on. Thank you for having us!” Clients are now invited to register for a fun and informative group event to see how products are designed, tested and built, and hear about latest products and projects. Your 2-hour tour (plus travel) includes: Transport to and from your office (within Sydney). Refreshments, with breakfast or afternoon tea. Factory tour. Meet our production team 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 …
ChillOUT Hubs: Smart Social Spaces Creating Connected Green Places has won a National Award for Best Planning Ideas – Small Project from the PIA (Planning Institute of Australia), the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Collaborators UNSW, Street Furniture Australia, Georges River Council and University of Sydney have received recognition for an “outstanding planning idea” in the smart open-air community ChillOUT Hubs that offer shelter, furniture, greenery, public WiFi and power for devices. ChillOUT Hub prototypes were installed in 2020 at three sites in the Georges River Council area – a busy streetscape in Kogarah, town centre in Mortdale, and suburban park in Hurstville. They were co-developed by the collaborative team initially formed in 2018 for the Australian Smart Cities and Suburbs program. Street Furniture Australia thanks CM+ …
ASLA San Diego, AILA NSW and Street Furniture Australia proudly present this online event connecting landscape architects from the US and Australia. US participants (Pacific Time): Thursday February 25th, 2021 at 5pm Australian participants (AEDT): Friday February 26th, 2021 at 12pm Registrations essential via Zoom. Topic: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park Public space owners, managers and designers in the US and Australia are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. This webinar presents an Australian case study: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park, for discussion. This Olympic precinct turned business-and-events hub has pivoted towards its growing residential population during Covid. Human-centred design methodologies have been applied to understand how to ‘Homify’ the park’s everyday spaces. The aim is to recreate the comfortable ambience of home, to support the community and local businesses. The presentation …
Choose from a wide range of readily available products to help bring life, joy and comfort to your community. Street Furniture Australia offers a wide range of seats, benches, tables, litter bins and enclosures, planters, bollards, bike stands and more, made-to-order in Australia. Our products have been tried-and-tested to activate spaces and deliver results. Select from our bright range to bring life, joy and comfort to your community. We are available to assist you today. Ask for a brochure, pricing, CAD files and more. Our manufacturing lead time is 6 weeks. See the slideshow below for a recommended range of street furniture for setting up both temporary and permanent spaces for outdoor dining and recreation – with fixed and moveable options. Access the Slideshow View the Furniture for Outdoor Dining and Street …