Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
Drawing inspiration from the area’s rich history, Charles Wentworth and David Shaw of Street + Garden Furniture Company create a custom suite of street furniture with subtle references to the local culture and surroundings.
The collection includes benches, tables, sculptural seating, bin enclosures, bollards, signage, and shelters all of which were shaped to reflect the area’s connections to the aviation industry, its prehistoric past, abundant birdlife, and of course, sheep shearing.
Τhe design has been awarded a 2021 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The harsh environmental conditions aided the material and finish palette selection, while special consideration was given to the usability, durability, and maintainability of each and every piece.
Solid hardwood timber was combined with strategically folded steel frames to create a sturdy, long-lasting product.
Efficient use of material and manufacturing processes were inherently woven into the designs to ensure all items could be supplied on budget and with minimal waste production.
The revitalization of Elderslie Street in Winton ensures that it will continue to be a key stop for anyone traveling around Australia.
For the design team, it is also important that their collection is highly appreciated by the community and they are very excited that the locals finally embrace the Elderslie Str. Winton Public Furniture.
Project: Elderslie Str. Winton Public Furniture
Designers: Charles Wentworth and David Shaw, Street + Garden Furniture Company
Client: RPS Group + Winton Shire Council