Month: June 2018

‘Cyclone-proof’ pots

We know our GRC U Bowl planters are pretty robust, but how well do they perform in a cyclone?  Now we know the answer.

Recently we received this email from Gary Hewitt at Future Scene Landscaping who wrote:

Thought u might like this pic.  We installed these pots for FKP Hayman Island back in  2014 ? Attached pic after cyclone 2016, now u know they are Cyclone rated.  

Gary’s referring to Cyclone Debbie that hit Queensland’s Whitsundays region on March 28 last year with 263km/h winds and tidal surges.  Hayman Island was hit hard and suffered considerable damage.  But its good to know our planters survived unscathed.  

Brisbane’s Fringe Bar reborn as The Osbourne Hotel

The Fringe Bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has been a local landmark for the past 15 years.  Its now been reborn as The Osbourne Hotel, reverting to its original name when the hotel was opened way back in 1864.

The newly-renovated Hotel has a 400-seat bistro and beer garden that features Quatro Design hemispherical bowls made in GRC concrete hanging from the glass-ceiling. Plants drape over the rims of the the bowls as part of the tropical, natural light-filled ambiance.

The charcoal-coloured GRC bowls were custom-made by Quatro Design.  They are attached to the ceiling beams by means of aluminium centre posts that have been powder-coated to a matching colour.