In collaboration with Redbox Design Group Street + Garden were engaged to develop a number of elements for the newly developed Denman Prospect suburb in Canberra, ACT. The brief was to develop a furniture concept by Redbox Design Group into a full custom suite of furniture that was unique in character and complementary to the modern styling of the precinct.
The organic forms of the furniture elements were created by combining adjacent curved panels that incrementally changed shape over the length of the bench. The rubberwood ply material selection was integral in being able to achieve these forms. The rubberwood ply, combined with other robust materials such as stainless steel and precast concrete, was featured across the entire furniture suite to create a holistic and considered solution.
Denman Prospect is promoted as being 'Canberra's most remarkable suburb', and as such Redbox Design Group's intention was to create a highly customised and unique suite of furniture that showcased the progressive architectural styling of the precinct. The end result has created a focal point in the heart of the development and contributed a major impact on the social benefits of the suburb and surrounding areas.
This project was conceived around the idea that street furniture could be more than simply something to sit on. That it could be a reflection of a particular place, community, it’s natural and built assets, history, aspirations and future that are seen to be important and synonymous with that place. In doing so, it would become part of the fabric that tells the story of that place and thus much more than the amenity that street furniture generally provides. This sense of coherence is achieved through careful consideration and good design, a process that Street + Garden has been undertaking and refining for 30 years. In this time we have formed a strong commitment to providing an experience that is beneficial to everyone involved from the process of design, to production and to the end user. Part of designing shared value is the deliberate process of designing a product taking into consideration the social, environmental and economical Impacts of the ultimate end product. This creates genuinely long lasting and sustained value well into the life of the product by creating something meaningful and relevant to the space in which it exists and to the people who are part of its lifecycle.