Month: July 2014

new flinders range

A new addition to the Quatro product range is the Flinders street furniture collection manufactured in GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete). Designed by acclaimed Australian designer Alex Lotersztain in collaboration with Street & Garden Furniture, the Flinders Collection was originally produced in precast concrete for the Flinders St revitalisation in Townsville.

Modular in nature, the collection offers an array of seat combinations that can be linked to create flow within the outdoor space. Benches come in varying lengths, some with 90 or 120 degree angled returns.  Options include recessed timber seat sections, timber seats spanning between benches, and one bench with lightbox seating.

These modular benches complement many contemporary urban design projects.  For more information, contact us by phone or email.

flowerpots for Westfield Garden City

The Westfield designers were adamant they didn’t want to use rotomolded plastic flowerpots in the redevelopment of Westfield Garden City.  They wanted the oversized flowerpots to have the authentic look and feel of terracotta. 

We already had a flowerpot planter in our product range at just the right size diameter – 1240mm.   But they wanted to reduce the height slightly, from 1200mm down to 1040mm.  No problemo!  We could build a false floor in the mould to reduce the product height by 160mm. 

What about the terracotta look and feel?  We would make the pots in GRC (glassfibre reinforced concrete) using a terracotta-coloured oxide for the base colour, and then apply several coats of Megatreat Terracotta paint. Megatreat is made using ground-up terracotta, and so the applied paint has the look and feel of real terracotta. 

We’re now in the final stages of painting the flowerpots, and they really do have the look and feel of terracotta.  They’ll be installed in August.  If you’re visiting Westfield Garden City (Mount Gravatt, Brisbane) after then, check them out for yourself.