Glass fibre reinforced concrete Flinders modules were made with the addition of yellow powdercoated steel elements creating a vibrant pakscape for the council and community.
The Hamilton is a new residential & commercial project in Brisbane, designed by Woods Bagot for developer Shayher Group. The public outdoor spaces of this project feature our new street furniture range, Boulder. Boulder was borne collaboratively with design development from Surya Graf of Street & Garden and the mould making and manufacturing expertise from the team at Quatro Design.
Boulder at The Hamilton features seating and bollards coloured with orange and cream oxides and fitted with skate deterrent buttons.
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.
Take a look at what our friends in the US [Tournesol Siteworks] are up to.
In collaboration with Australia’s own Street & Garden and designer Alex Lotersztain, Tournesol Siteworks have manufactured five GRC TWIG seat benches for the Hastings Community College in Nebraska.
We work closely with Street & Garden on many new street furniture projects, most recently the Flinders range for Logan City Council, it’s fantastic to see their designs in the US, and seeing our GRC community working together.
An inquiry almost two years ago by the Star Casino in Sydney has led to the development of the new GEM street furniture range.
We were approached by Star Casino’s Design team and asked if we could design some planter boxes to enhance the entrance to the high roller Darling Hotel at the Casino’s Pyrmont site.
Nothing we then made seemed to fit the brief — the planter boxes would need to meet the restraints of the site which contained a variety of sloping surfaces at different angles. That’s when we called in the design team at Street and Garden, an street furniture design studio based in Brisbane.
After visiting the site and seeing the giant red aluminium swallow, the work of artists James and Eleanor Avery suspended over the reception desk, and bearing a pair of diamonds in its mouth, Forrest Gillham of Street and Garden came up with the idea of faceted planters with an offset waist line and top edge.
Forrest’s design mirrors the facets of the giant red swallow, and it addressed the site’s various sloping surfaces.
The planters could be rotated on sloping sites to level the top edge, or alternatively if the planters are used on level surfaces the tops of the planters create a sloping effect. Unfortunately a change in management at The Star resulted in the cancellation of the project.
Later last year we were approached by Logan City Council looking for a planter design solution for a busy intersection. We suggested the faceted planters as an option, and again introduced Street and Garden to work with the council to revise the original design to meet the revised brief.
GEM is the result of a synergistic design collaboration that started with The Star in Sydney and has finally found a home in Logan City. In March we delivered 3 GEM planters and 2 GEM which are now installed at the busy intersection.
The GEM range is now available as part of our new Street Furniture collection. We’ve included here some images showing the original concepts as 3D computer renderings, mould development, and finally the finished product.