Barangaroo has come a long way since the massive development within the Sydney CBD began several years ago. This past week I was down in Sydney, and while walking through the lane ways in the area I saw several Quatro Design planter products. Firstly, there were numerous 1200 Designer Bowls, oftentimes nested with pots of varied styles and made of different materials. The contrast in styles works well together.
Then there’s the Pocket Park featuring a range of our Civic square and trough planter boxes. We supplied these several years ago for a temporary garden area during the Barangaroo construction phase. Now the planters have been re-purposed in the Pocket Park. They’ve been repainted in bright colours, and now sit amidst the outdoor ping pong tables and street furniture. It all looks very chic and cool.
Whenever Chris or I go down to Sydney we aim to photograph projects where Quatro Design products have been installed. This week it was Chris’ turn, and he visited 65 Martin Place, home of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Earlier this year, the RBA contacted us to order a 2300 Designer Bowl, the largest in our Designer Bowl collection. They also wanted the bowl to come in Rust Effect which we achieved by painting the bowl with a rust effect speciality paint containing iron particles. Following painting, an activator is applied to the iron-rich surface. This causes a chemical reaction whereby the iron is converted into iron oxide — in other words, rust.
The ‘rusty’ Designer bowl is now located at ground level along the Macquarie Street side of the RBA building. It’s been planted out with a Dragon Tree. We think the two go well together.
The amazing LED trees in the newly-opened dining precinct at Stockland’s Green Hills shopping centre incorporate 1800mm diameter Designer Bowls made by Quatro Design.
The LED trees with the planted-out Quatro bowls mounted on top look pretty good by day, but at night they really come alive providing a spectacular light show. Click here to see a video of the area on the opening night.