The Street Furniture Australia factory, in Regents Park, Western Sydney, is both a manufacturing hub and R&D studio for our Australian-designed and made street furniture products. We run fun and informative group events for customers throughout the year, to share how products are designed, tested and built, and the latest products and projects. Director of Tract 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!” Place Design Group Associate, Liam Isaksen, said: “The factory tour is a fun experience to learn about the design and manufacturing process of public furniture we use in landscape architecture design. Seeing the work behind the scenes and …
Top 10 StreetChat stories of 2023
Did you catch these most-read case studies, furnishing tips, new product announcements and special industry events in your StreetChat updates in 2023?
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2 countries. 9 cities. 300 landscape architects. Street Furniture Australia and USA partner Spruce & Gander visited offices in Australia and Texas. There were key similarities and some notable standouts.
Sydney landscape architects gathered at the iconic Mint Courtyard to launch a design book by our founding directors Darrel Conybeare and Bill Morrison, and expansions to the Linea collection.
Street Furniture Australia donated $45k of Linea show-products to Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre, a project nominated by Swanbury Penglase, as part of the Good Cause Giveaway for the 2023 Festival of Landscape Architecture: UN/EARTH.
A heritage-sensitive upgrade of Ulmarra, a riverside village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales by Vee Design for Clarence Valley Council, features artwork by local First Nations artists, etched onto Linea Bollards.
Cumberland City Council, AILA NSW and Street Furniture Australia co-hosted a factory tour and knowledge exchange for Councils about creating great public spaces and local manufacturing.
Georges River Council furnished, shaded, connected and greened Belmore Road in south west Sydney as part of the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program.
A premium extension of the Linea collection, Linea VT is a meticulously-crafted all-timber range featuring vertical battens. Hand-shaped hardwood is housed in stainless steel frames for incredible strength.
Hassell has designed a fresh arrival experience with connection to Country, and welcomes travellers to Sydney, Australia with spaces to rest, relax and reconnect with their loved ones.
A practical guide to bringing to life the current furniture trends for schools and university campuses, with key products and thoughtfully crafted configurations.
Merrylands Civic Square in Western Sydney, NSW, designed by Turf Design Studio for Cumberland City Council, is a major public space for one of the most culturally diverse communities in Australia. Featuring the new Linea VT curved seating system.
Did you catch these most-read case studies, furnishing tips, new product announcements and special industry events in your StreetChat updates in 2023? Each month our StreetChat enewsletter publishes new projects, products and trends from the public domain; subscribe to receive it in your inbox. 10. Which design firm can see Longhorn Cattle from their office window? 2 countries. 9 cities. 300 landscape architects. Street Furniture Australia and USA partner Spruce & Gander visited offices in Australia and Texas. There were key similarities and some notable standouts. 9. Jazz at The Mint: Product and Book Launch Sydney landscape architects gathered at the iconic Mint Courtyard to launch a design book by our founding directors Darrel Conybeare and Bill Morrison, and expansions to the Linea collection. 8. 2023 Good Cause Giveaway goes to …
Street Furniture Australia has designed and built prototype charging stands as part of a Transport for NSW program to deliver free phone chargers at 15 Sydney train stations. Developed by Street Furniture Australia’s inhouse industrial designers in collaboration with Transport for NSW, the prototypes offer wireless, USB-A and USB-C charging, and can power 7 devices at once. They were built at the Street Furniture Australia factory in Western Sydney. Two Power Spots are now installed at Liverpool and Campbelltown stations. The $1 million Power Spots Project rollout to 15 transport hubs including Bankstown, Hurstville, Lidcombe, Penrith, Wynyard, Central, Town Hall and Bondi Junction will be completed by late 2024. NSW Transport Minister Jo Haylen said the Power Spots provide peace of mind: “In the modern world, our phones are our …
StreetChat interviewed Ellen Naismith, Access Consultant with Architecture & Access to find out the latest recommendations around the DDA and accessibility for street furniture products. Naismith says accessibility is a high-priority design consideration for public spaces in Australia, but it is also often misunderstood, and the needs of users may differ widely between projects. Architecture & Access is the largest access consultancy in Australia. The practice refers to the principles of universal design, which aim to make the built environment usable by all people in the community, regardless of their age or ability. 1. What is the main key to designing accessible spaces? ‘Spaces’ include existing infrastructure (indoor and outdoor), and temporary infrastructure provided for festivals and events. For any space to be truly inclusive, it should be designed with …
We count down your most-read articles from StreetChat for the year: featuring great case studies, profiles, street furniture tips and award-winning products. Every month we bring our readers new projects, products and trends from the public domain; subscribe here to receive the monthly update in your inbox. 10. Linea on show in San Diego with Spruce & Gander Our US partner Spruce & Gander, Inc treated San Diego customers to an afternoon of great food and wine at a Pop Up Picnic with Linea Cubes, Platform, Sun Lounge, Seats, Curved Bench and Picnic Settings on show. 9. Case study: Mission Australia DAYS Centre Vulnerable young people can sit together and relax in this courtyard space designed by Emerge Associates for outdoor healing and respite, at the Youth Withdrawal and Respite Centre in Perth, Western Australia. …
With the ongoing uncertainty and upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was another tough year for us all. Outdoor public spaces continue to be vitally important, offering communities a reprieve from living and working indoors. Street Furniture Australia is proud to have contributed to many inspiring and caring places in 2021. Here are 10 of our subscribers’ most-read StreetChat e-newsletter stories for the year. 10. 1.5 million battens: Ari’s 25-year anniversary Street Furniture Australia employee Ari Zaharopoulos celebrated 25 years working with the company. Throughout his career, he has processed an impressive estimated 1.5 million battens. Read more 9. Kirribilli Pop-Up NSW A pop-up project by North Sydney Council, designed by Turf Design Studio and Studio Garbett, has transformed newly pedestrianised Kirribilli streets. Part of the ‘Streets as Shared Spaces’ …