Category: Shopping Centre Pots Seating

New Zealand Shopping Centres

Quatro Design in New Zealand Shopping Centres

Quatro Design’s landscape pots, planters and street furniture ranges are made in Australia to strict quality standards. We are proud to supply our products to some of the most influential players in the local landscape and building industry.

In recent years we’ve expanded our reach and have successfully supplied GRC seat planters for shopping centre upgrades and developments in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sylvia Park, Auckland

With more than 200 retailers on offer, Sylvia Park is known as New Zealand’s premier destination for food, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment. Since its development in 2006 Sylvia Park has grown into New Zealand’s largest shopping centre.

We supplied our DELTA range seat planters for use inside the mall. The GRC DELTA I in white compliments the interior styling theme of the shopping centre and provides rest and respite to all shoppers. The DELTA incorporates indoor plants to provide greenery to soften the retail surrounds.

Quatro Design Delta Seat in Sylvia Park

Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch

We are incredibly proud of the exclusive seat planter range we’ve designed in collaboration with the Westfield Group, and have manufactured another beautiful seat planter for Westfield Riccarton in Christchurch.

Quatro Design manufactured the white GRC base whilst the timber top was manufactured locally in Christchurch to compliment and match the rest of the timber used on site.
The seat planter and plant selection add the finishing touch to the interior design theme for all the public seating areas.

Quatro Design Seat Planter for Westfield Riccarton

We look forward to building our relationship with local shopping centre developers and landscapers in New Zealand and love seeing our products being used more across the pond. In addition to our standard GRC pot, planter and street furniture ranges we can assist with custom designs and manufacturing to suit each individual project too.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture

Caterpillar to Butterfly – From mould to beautiful pots

We love custom projects and seeing collaborative design ideas transform from initial sketches to a beautiful final product and the 1200 custom bowls for Robina Town Centre, Gold Coast, was no exception.

When asked to add offset line detail to one of our classic pot shapes we leapt at the challenge.

Mould-making requires literal out of the box thinking whereby we approach pot manufacture from the outside in. This blog shares the creative journey from pot design to installation to give you a sneak-peak of what some of our custom pot manufacturing steps entail.

We are also proud to hand-manufacture to order right here in Australia.

Design to Mould

The final design is transformed into a plug (pattern) which forms the internal shape of the mould.

Silicone is applied and a fibreglass shell follows.

The mould is now ready for our GRC (Glass-fibre reinforced concrete) production process.

Final Touches and Delivery

Once the pots have cured they move to our detailing department to ensure that each pot complies to our stringent quality control procedures before they are wrapped and prepared for delivery.

The completed pots look great once installed and compliment the interior styling theme.

We had a lot of fun with this custom design project and look forward to sharing more of our designs and projects with you in future.

For any custom design and manufacturing queries contact our office on 02 6672 1190 or send an email to, we’d be delighted to assist with your next project.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture

Stockland Green Hills LED trees

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.

project: westfield garden city

Back in July I blogged about the large terracotta-look flowerpots that we had made for Westfield Garden City in Brisbane.  On Tuesday Sam took a ‘field trip’ to Garden City and took some photos of the pots.  We thought you might like to see them now they’ve been installed.  

Sam also photographed the large ‘egg’ seat planters we made for the project.  These seat planters are an exclusive Westfield product designed by their own design team in Sydney.  We initially made these seat planters in white GRC for the Westfield Carindale refit in 2012.  For this project we again made the seat planters in GRC but with a dark oxide added.  The tops are in Australian hardwood with a dark timber stain. 

chevron renaissance custom planters

If you’re visiting Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast over the holidays, check out the custom Quatro street furniture/planters in the newly refurbished Chevron Renaissance.   The transformed retail area is now a laneway-style precinct with street art, cafes, bars and speciality stores.  

The design by John Pearce of Arkitektika features two sets of four three-metre-long custom planters on each side of a central café area.  Several of the planters include timber seats in recycled ironbark.  The planters also feature LED strip lighting around the base to illuminate them at night. 

Each ‘wing’ in the design also includes a customised Quatro 1800 Designer bowl fitted with timber seating and a 1200 Designer Bowl planter.  Again the timber is recycled ironbark. 

We think the timber combined with the GRC planters looks very cool!

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.