A suite of low-maintenance aluminium woodgrain public-use furniture from Street Furniture Australia has been installed in the streets around Flemington Station as part of a refresh by Strathfield Council.
“Furniture and other urban infrastructure is critical to placemaking. It provides patrons with functional amenity and dedicates a space to the desired purpose,” says Benjamin Ewins, Landscape Architect with Strathfield Council.
Utilising the Aria Seats and Cafe Round Tables and Stools from one of the many urban furniture collections by Street Furniture Australia, Strathfield Council has created greater amenity in the streets surrounding Flemington Station in Homebush West, NSW.
The improved streetscape offers the public opportunities to sit alone, with a friend or with a larger group. A series of single Aria Seats and larger curved configurations using 45 degree connector panels were installed. While cafe settings including tables and stools allow more people to sit, work or eat together outdoors.
The Aria Seats feature Wood Without Worry aluminium woodgrain battens in Spotted Gum. “This low-maintenance timber alternative has a softening effect,” claims Ewins.
“Natural looking materials are an important factor, particularly within heavily urbanised areas. Introducing softer looking materials can improve the space,” he adds.
Where timber battens must be regularly oiled, aluminium woodgrain requires only a wipe-down with water when required, saving Council added maintenance costs.
The frames of the Aria Seats and Cafe Settings are powdercoated in Textura Deep Ocean, for additional easy-care benefits. The Textura range is antimar with a teflon-like textured finish, making it easy to clean.
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