Furniture and fittings for Sydney’s public domain are set to undergo a sleek, home-grown makeover.
July 1st, 2013
The City of Sydney’s recent competition call for a new look for all public domain furniture was met with a surge of entries from across the country.
The winning submission comes from Sydney architectural and design outfit Tzannes Associates, revered for their focus on a research based design process.
Alex Tzannes and Allison Cronin – Tzannes Associates
In designing for Australia’s largest capital city the inspiration for the new collection drew on a variety of cues from culture to context.
“Public domain furniture contributes to a city’s distinctive identity,” explains Alec Tzannes, Director.
“Our aim was to create a family of elements reflecting Sydney’s unique cultural and urban context inspired by, among other things, the industrial elements such as the riveted steel plates and columns of the Harbour Bridge, and other structures throughout The Rocks, Pyrmont and Woolloomooloo”, said Tzannes.
In awarding the competition to a local design firm Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, praised the homegrown nature of the entire venture with the range being produced in Sydney by Australian Built Urban Design (ABUD) in Kurnell.
“These attractive new designs will create an elegant, unified look and feel for Sydney’s streets and outdoor areas. They reflect our vibrant outdoor culture and connect different parts of the city,” enthuses Ms Moore.
The full suite of seats, garbage bins, bollards, pedestrian light poles, dining barriers, a drinking fountain/ bubbler and tree guards are due to go into full production late in 2013 and rolled out across all corners of the local government area through to 2016.
(Hero Image: Carl Holder and Bruce Chadlowe, One half of the winning Tzannes Design Team).
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