Take a quick (and educational) tea break with us! Customers are invited to book in a 10-minute Zoom chat to learn about new products. Presentations are guaranteed no longer than 10-minutes plus Q&A. Choose from: New Linea additions (recommended). Wood Without Worry. Or request a custom presentation. Each participant will receive a T2 gift box (optional). Book by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the button below. Win a Georg Stool by Skagerak Tea Time bookings for Australian customers from 2 November 2021 will go into a draw for a chance to win an iconic Georg Stool by Scandinavian designer Skagerak, valued at $615. The prize will be drawn on 1 April 2022 and the winner notified by email. Ts and Cs: Presentations must be done by 1 April 2022. For customers based in …
The Smart Watch Winner Is …
We are excited to announce the winner of the Smart Watch competition is Luke Cox!
Luke is from Phillips Smith Conwell Architects in Brisbane.
We enjoyed his acrostic poem entry, which has made him the proud owner of a Samsung Gear S3 Classic:
There were many creative and funny entries to choose from, so thank you to all who participated. We wish you all high step counts and sleek design wherever you go!
Apple vs Samsung
Of more than 200 entries, around 60 per cent said the Apple Watch Series 3 was their favourite of the two models – with plenty of shade being thrown on both sides.
Some hedged their bets by entering twice and nominating both the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear!
As a group you valued style, ease of use, compatibility and function. Some were clear fans of the Apple ecosystem, others preferred the more traditional face and hands of the Samsung design.
A special mention to Adam from Inspiring Place, whose entry transported us to beautiful places and healthier workdays:
“Apple Watch enables tracking for my daily cycling to work, switching over to record my lunchtime runs along the foothills of Kunyani. Its waterproof seal is ideal for regular swims along Howrah beach.”
Special mentions and thanks also to Col, Michael and Alan, for your kind words:
“Apple Watch Series 3 of course. So, smart city? Yes. Smart watch? Yes. Now just need to work on the smart me, however with the help of Street Furniture Australia smart furniture like the Aria Smart Bench with PowerMe and Escola Smart Bin prototypes, I can be certain I’m on my way when in and around the city.” – Col
“The new smart watches are exactly like Street Furniture Australia. Advancing with technology and improving products every year.” – Michael
“The Samsung Gear S3 Classic oozes sleekness and sophistication. It is also highly adaptable, very much like SFA’s range we frequently use in our projects!” – Alan
We have some exciting smart product launches coming up at the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in October: see our top 7 festivities article to prepare your itinerary.
Look out for our Win A Drone competition, launching with our augmented reality app on day one of the festival, October 11, 2018.
A leading voice in placemaking, Kylie Legge is an architecture graduate, planner, place maker, author, facilitator, curator and entrepreneur. She is founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary placemaking consultancy based in Sydney, Australia and Place Score – the world’s first place experience measurement company. How did you get started and find your unique career pathway? My career has tended to veer off the beaten track. I’ve never been too worried about what other people think and am risk-hungry. I’m also interested in disruption – looking for better ways of doing things. At 23 as an architecture grad I talked my way into an internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I lived a double life, working in a dive bar by night and at the most …
Bill Morrison and Darrel Conybeare, co-founders and directors of Street Furniture Australia, are celebrating 40 years of design practice with their architecture and urban design studio, CM+. The two young architects, shaped by formative experiences in the US and UK working with major players such as Eames, William Holford & Partners and the Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership – started their own venture in 1980 to shape cities through the still-fledgling practice of urban design. Their work includes the redesign of Macquarie Street and Circular Quay in Sydney for the 1988 Bicentennial, designing prominent Canberra spaces such as City Walk, universities in China and Kuching Waterfront in Malaysia. Bill and Darrel’s philosophy considers how a design might discover a the urban pulse and heritage of a city, reveal its urban character, and recognise …
Missed out on the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Square and the Park in Melbourne this month? Or ready to reminisce? Who won the Herschel suitcases? This is your festival recap. More than 400 landscape architects and public space professionals attended the Square and the Park Conference and surrounding events, curated by Creative Directors Cassandra Chilton (Rush Wright Associates), Jillian Walliss (University of Melbourne) and Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios). Advocacy Hundreds of landscape architects participated in an AILA Biodiver-City Demo and Die-In Activation, protesting the loss of biodiversity worldwide and advocating for change. June Lee Boxsell, Head of Innovation and Marketing at Street Furniture Australia, spoke about our support of AILA’s Climate Emergency Declaration, our current environmental efforts and ambitious plans for the future. The Square and the …
PowerMe™ is Australia’s first smart bench. It is a table that integrates with a wide range of seats to enable people to sit back, connect and power up their phones. As we now rely on our phones to manage our schedules, catch up on news and for loved ones to contact us, especially in emergencies, running out of battery when out and about is not an option. Charging points in public spaces will provide peace of mind. The smart system is the first of its kind to be designed and made in Australia. It is compatible with Street Furniture Australia seats in different environments, including: The new Aria seating system, for modern, urban locations. The Classic Galleria range, for more traditional and heritage environments. The Mall range, classic and versatile to suit a …
Thank you to everyone who entered! See the winner of the smart watch, and the battle of the brands, in this StreetChat article. Equip yourself for a smart city with a smart watch. Get ready to go hands-free and enhance your smartphone with a clever wearable. The technology is maturing fast, with new apps and upgrades appearing all the time. Benefits include checking notifications in meetings without taking out your phone. Track your fitness and health. Play music. Pay on the go. Use navigation apps on foot, hands-free. Set a smart alarm to wake you up in light sleep. Tell the time. Oh, and look cool. One lucky StreetChat subscriber will receive a smart watch, your choice of Apple or Android, valued at up to $600. Will it be the Apple Watch Series 3, …