Category: Street Furniture

SOFFA GRC Lounge Suite

Former Australian Minister Paul Keating grew up in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown.  Today, Paul Keating Park within the City of Canterbury Bankstown honours his connection to the area.  A new addition to the Park is an outdoor lounge suite made in GRC concrete by Quatro Design.

Back in late 2016, we were contacted by the Council about making outdoor furniture for an “Outdoor reading room” in the Park adjacent to the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre.  The concept called for three-seater and single-seater sofas made in concrete.  We came up with several design options, one of which was accepted by the Council and subsequently ordered and made.   

Landscape Architect Adrian Webster at Canterbury Bankstown Council has sent us a photo of the installed seats.  He commented that the seats are being ‘well used’.  

The single-seater and three-seater sofas, together with a matching footstool, are now standard Quatro Design products.  We’ve called the collection ‘Soffa’ which is the Swedish word for ‘sofa’.

 

 

Pebbles in new Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

Its not quite pebbles in the pool, but the new Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre in the South Australian town of Victor Harbour has plenty of our Pebble seats scattered throughout the landscaping.

We made the Pebbles in glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC) using pure white cement and white sand so they’re naturally white.  We think they look really cool, and they will also be cooler to sit on during hot sunny days.  White reflects heat better and absorbs less heat than other colours.

maryborough street revitalization

Maryborough, nestled on the Mary River in Queensland, boasts a relaxed atmosphere and beautifully preserved colonial streets.  The town is steeped in history with the original wharf district now home to vintage restaurants, pubs, museums and art galleries.

Under the Fraser Coast Council, Maryborough recently underwent a revitalisation program which saw the downtown area undergo major works to restore some of the city’s historic buildings and shopfronts.

Quatro Design manufactured custom GRC planters and street furniture elements for the project. The seats from the Flinders range incorporated  decorative panels and bronze sculptures playing tribute to Maryborough’s rich history which includes the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins.

Currumbin RSL Cenotaph Memorial Gardens

Congratulations to Mick Stovin of Green Mandala for the amazing job he and his team have done at the new cenotaph memorial garden at the Currumbin RSL. Mick completed the project this week just in time for the upcoming ANZAC day commemorations.

Quatro Design is honoured to have been involved in the project.  We supplied a number of planters and street furniture elements including our new SOUL 2200 seat planter.  The bowl for the eternal flame water-feature was also supplied by us.

custom tree rings for tract

Following our 4 part mould making blog series we finally have the finished, fully installed tree ring. These tree rings were specified & designed by Tract for the Monaco Apartments project in Rhodes, Sydney, and made in 3 sections to form a 4m diameter ring. The overall project included 3 of these tree rings alongside multiple bowls, planters & troughs from the Quatro range.

pods land at cammeraygal high school

Cammeraygal is a new high school on Sydney’s North Shore at Crows Nest.  It was the original site for North Sydney Girls High School when it opened in 1914, and then in more recent years it was one of the seven colleges comprising the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW. The site is now a regular high school again.  Recent refurbishments by Project Co-Ordination saw Quatro Design provide a number of GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete) elements for the project, including custom tables & bench seats, multiple units from our POD range in various colours, and standard trough & square planters.

pod multiplies

Due to the success of our POD street furniture range, now seen in projects such at Elements at Byron Bay, Cammeraygal High School, The Hearing Hub at Macquarie University and more, we have begun work on increasing this range to include new shapes & designs.

Originally the POD range started with a single round seat and a larger oval seat module, later increasing to include a large round seat as used in the Cammeraygal High School project. We’re about to add a single square seat block to the range, and we are currently working on three new organic shapes.

These additions will extend the range to 7 products.  All POD seat platforms are 450mm tall and vary from 500mm in diameter up to 1500mm in length.  They are available in standard GRC colours or painted finishes.

The natural, simple lines of these shapes can be mixed & matched to suit each individual project.

reserve park logan city council

In collaboration with Street & Garden for the Logan City Council, we produced a number of pieces from our Flinders range for the Reserve Park revitalisation project in Slacks Creek.

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.

boulder rolls into the hamilton

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.

madame brussels lane

Located at 50 Lonsdale St in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD lies Madam Brussels Lane. A revitalized retail precinct named after the notorious Melburnian, Madame Brussels, brothel owner and resident of Lonsdale Street.

It was a delight to work with Place Partners in helping to create a vibrant urban space using planters and street furniture from our GEM range. The brightly coloured GEM pieces stand alongside some of our trough and cube planters with custom timber details. Huge 1200 x 1200 cube planters had timber bench seats attached, while smaller scale trough planters had timber ‘slips’ made for an outer covering, adding warmth to a predominantly concrete environment.

We look forward to revisiting this space when the plantings become a little more established. Beautiful, fun, vibrant work!