Elderslie St, Winton

  • Prize
    Winner in City public area furniture
  • Company/Firm
    Street + Garden Furniture
  • Designer
    Street + Garden Furniture Company
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    David Shaw + Charles Wentworth
  • Other Credit
    Rps Group + Winton Shire Council
  • Location
    Winton, Qld, 4735
  • Project Date
    January, 2020

Drawing inspiration from the areas rich history, the comprehensive suite of street furniture was designed to subtly reference unique features of Winton and its surrounding landscapes. The completely custom suite included; 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, it's prehistoric past, abundant birdlife and of course, sheep shearing.
The harsh environmental conditions aided the material/finish palette selection, while special consideration was given to the usability, durability and maintainability of each 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. We as a design studio were grateful for the opportunity to help create a suite of furniture that the community are proud of and excited to call their own. The revitalisation of Elderslie Street in Winton ensures that it will continue to be a key stop for travellers.

Bio
Based in Brisbane, Australia, the Street & Garden studio is made up of an award-winning team of industrial designers who specialise in furniture design for public spaces. This expertise and complex understanding of materials and manufacturing processes allow our team to rapidly develop creative and cost-effective furniture design solutions. We work in close collaboration with architects and designers of all disciplines to develop design solutions that support and enhance their project goals.

Other prizes
Good Design Award (2020) - Market Street | Newcastle Good Design Award (2020) - Denman Prospect | Canberra Gold Good Design Award (2018) - Franklin Square/Hobart Waterfront Green Good Design Award (2020) - Rockhampton Riverside Precinct Landscape Architecture Award (2019) - Everleigh | Greenbank Landscape Architecture Award (2018) - Slacks Tracks | Logan Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence (2018) - Rockhampton Riverside Precinct