INNOVATIVE URBAN DESIGN
Stunning stainless steel creations by Draffin deliver the contemporary edge required by the rising urban metropolis of Ringwood.
Working in collaboration with a team of urban architects and designers, Draffin Street Furniture crafted an amazing suite of custom urban street furniture for the Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood, VIC.
A suburban centre in transition, Ringwood is located within a major transport network and services a large area of Melbourne’s eastern growth corridor. The integration of sustainable development in this key position within Victoria’s environs is positioning Ringwood as a major urban destination with an active local economy and contemporary lifestyle.
Funded by Maroondah City Council, landscape architectural firm Urban Initiatives (UI) were commissioned to generate a design vocabulary that would establish a consistent suite of street furniture and treatments that relate to the proposed scale and vision for Ringwood. UI approached industrial furniture designer Andrew Gibbs to design a distinctive suite of street furniture and urban infrastructure that would meet this vision.
Australian Native Landscapes (ANL), who was commission by UI to construct the project, including acquiring and installing the furniture elements for the Ringwood development, contacted Draffin Street Furniture to bring Andrew’s design concepts to life.
Working in collaboration with Andrew to develop his unique furniture designs and generate physical manifestations that met the design brief, Draffin was able to produce an amazing result within a difficult timeframe, constructing an innovative and unique collection of urban infrastructure from his very complex and technical designs.
Jason Isaks of Urban Initiatives states, “Ian and the Draffin team carefully crafted each piece of the bespoke Ringwood Furniture Suite in close collaboration with our designers. Draffin’s experience in high quality furniture fabrication ensured any manufacturing challenges were easily addressed and they have delivered an exceptional suite of furniture we are all proud of.”
The Ringwood Furniture Suite includes a series of seat benches, both backed and backless, bicycle racks, tree surrounds and waste receptacle surrounds. Constructed primarily from stainless steel, Draffin selected this material for its sleek, modern aesthetic, knowing it would be best suited to the design vision the team wished to achieve, and, with a long lifecycle, would remain functional and attractive for years to come.
Dedicated to quality and professionalism, Draffin was proud to play its part in creating a unique and contemporary urban streetscape for Ringwood.
Draffin Street Furniture
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Client Maroondah City Council
Landscape Architects Urban Initiatives
Furniture Designer Andrew Gibbs
Landscape Contractor Australian Native Landscapes
Furniture Manufacturer Draffin Street Furniture
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