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Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence

Quatro Design 16 Years of Excellence

Quatro Design is celebrating 16 years in business this week. It is a time to reflect and look back to our humble beginnings and what we’ve achieved so far.


Originally set up to design GRC (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) products, Quatro Design merged with a GRC manufacturer in 2004 and started designing and manufacturing landscape pots and planters from a small shed in Billinudgel near Byron Bay, NSW. To keep up with business growth we eventually relocated to a larger factory in Currumbin on the Gold Coast. In 2013 we moved to our current larger and modern factory in Murwillumbah, NSW to keep up with product demand.


We have subscribed to one simple guiding factor along the way and that is celebrating basic shapes and forms and focussing on timeless simplicity to ensure that our pot, planter and street furniture ranges compliment rather than compete with the surrounding landscape. This is combined with our commitment to provide the best quality landscape products to the Australian market.


Our employees continue to play an important role in our success. Their passion and commitment to designing and manufacturing modern and contemporary urban landscaping products and solutions have been invaluable. Our products are predominately made by hand with minimal use of machinery, and the care and attention to detail that goes into every design and the production process is evident in the attractive styling and consistent high quality achieved.


It certainly has been an interesting journey thus far, with our custom design and manufacturing projects topping the list as the most rewarding. We enjoy working collaboratively with architects and landscape architects on projects from the conceptual planning phases right through to delivery. There are some exciting projects in the pipeline, and we look forward to sharing them with you over the coming months.


We are grateful and humbled by our Client’s continued support over the last 16 years. Without it our amazing journey would not have been possible. Ultimately their creative landscape installations and urban greening solutions allow our products to shine. We’ll continue to meet and support them at the intersection where landscape meets architecture.


We’re optimistic and excited about our future and can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve over the next 16 years.

Rooftop Gardens

Quatro Design Rooftop Gardens

Adding additional greenery has become a priority for urban planners but finding a balance between optimum residency and greenery is not without its challenges.

Landscaping of rooftops, balcony gardens, foyers and even the sides of buildings has therefore increased in popularity to facilitate the introduction of green spaces in all new developments.

Rooftop gardens in particular provide an outdoor living space for residents and allow for recreational activities and entertaining. Some developments even offer resort-style rooftop amenities for residents to promote physical activity and psychological well-being.

These rooftop gardens often include planters and plants, dining and lounging furniture, swimming pools and pergolas to provide a reprieve from the urban surrounds.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop bars and dining has also increased in popularity. The views and exposure to sunlight and other elements provide an escape from grey city living and the addition of plants soften the harsh concrete surrounds.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Garden Landscaping & Benefits:

Pots, planters, water features and plants can be stylised and themed to compliment the architectural style of the building to ensure that each rooftop garden has its own unique style and personality to suit the lifestyle being promoted by the developer.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Adding plants to rooftops not only adds to the aesthetic value of the property but improves the air quality and facilitates noise reduction. Plants also reduce the heat absorption of a building which in turn reduces energy consumption.

The views and vistas from the rooftop of buildings also give a sense of space and is a wonderful way to make use of the borrowed landscape.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Quatro Design in Rooftop Gardens:

Quatro Design has provided bowls, pots and planters for iconic rooftop garden landscape installations over the years and we’re very proud of the results.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

The use of our over-sized bowls, pots and planters lends a sense space and will make the rooftop and balcony feel bigger as groupings of small pots creates clutter and could make the space feel small and untidy. Large pots also have the added benefit of providing additional space for root growth which in turn results in healthier plants.

Quatro Design GRC Bowls, Pots & Planters used in Balcony and Rooftop Gardens

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture