This robust, sleek and finely engineered suite of public furniture was designed for the City of Sydney, to reflect the city’s heritage, culture and lifestyle.
We believe public domain furniture is part of a city’s cultural identity. While it might seem small at the scale of a city, a system of coordinated furniture elements forms part of the city’s character, enriching and connecting its various parts together, creating a sense of place.
The new furniture range references the forms of industrial folded and fashioned metal plate, pared back timber and the strong contrast between light and shade that is a feature of the Sydney context.
The range developed includes seating, garbage bin capsules, bollards, light poles, a water bubbler, tree grate with guard and signage pylons. While the function of each of the products is quite different, we wanted to create a ‘family of elements’ that visually look to be part of suite. This has been achieved through consistent detailing, materials, finishes and manufacturing processes. We created two materials palettes- a stainless steel palette for the city centre and bronze for the surrounding urban ‘villages’.
The range of new elements will be employed across the city’s varied urban spaces from the central business district, new urban developments, light rail upgrade, parks and surround suburbs.