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Why should we try to create great public spaces?

Why should we try to create great public spaces?

Although they may not seem like it in some cases, public spaces are often the centrepiece of any city or town. Without us realising it, they can have a substantial affect on our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. This is why its important to create public spaces that really work to improve these aspects of […]

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The Metalco lookbook is here!

The Metalco lookbook is here!

Direct from Italy, we have your passport to the latest European style trends and inspiration in street furniture. And we’re bringing it direct to you with a special Inspiration Roadshow! Metalco’s newest lookbook is here and it’s filled with 1000 pages of gorgeous designs that are sure to spark incredible ideas for your latest landscape […]

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Trend Alert: Green Outdoor Space

Trend Alert: Green Outdoor Space

Opening up to a Greener Outlook The Optimisation of Space The home is where the heart is, however what if you could also achieve a feeling of warm-heartedness in the public sphere? Developing safe, beautiful urban areas and building on a sense of community is becoming a necessity in most cities. Multi-use destinations in green […]

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Social housing reimagined

Social housing reimagined

A social housing complex in Milan has achieved an elusive winning formula: comfortable outdoor spaces that are also sophisticated, durable and budget-friendly.

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Spotlight: Metro Tennis Table

Spotlight: Metro Tennis Table

Game, Set, Match! Liven up your workplace, university or the schoolyard with some friendly competition! Urban Effects has designed an outdoor table tennis table that’s perfect for serving enjoyment into an average day. Break time doesn’t have to be boring, and by adding an element of fun, you can implement ongoing physical and mental benefits. […]

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Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Gardens

Stairway to Green Heaven Concrete jungles can often be a little dismal. A place embellished with greyish tones, polluted with noise and flashing lights, where getting lost in a crowd is a common occurrence. What if packing up the car and making a quick escape wasn’t the only way to set out on a relaxing […]

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Spotlight: Onice Planter Bench

Spotlight: Onice Planter Bench

Take a Seat in Paradise Sitting down and relaxing in the outdoors is a special thing. It generates an opportunity to create memories, reminisce about times gone by; to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, or you could simply be passing time. At Urban Effects, we care about contributing to the beautiful moments in […]

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Spotlight: Lorenz Modular Bench

Spotlight: Lorenz Modular Bench

Lorenz Modular Bench Urban areas are designed to give cities character, and are built so residents can enjoy the outdoors at their leisure. Functional, eye-catching urban street furniture is essential in creating these community spaces. Urban Effects Lorenz Modular Benches can transform streetscapes, metropolitan areas, and coastal settings by adding practicality and style to otherwise […]

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Our top 5 ways to improve a communal outdoor space

Our top 5 ways to improve a communal outdoor space

Choosing the right features and street furniture makes a big difference in the appeal of your outdoor space. Here are our top tips to ensure your park is always filled with happy visitors. 1. Increase green areas Green grassy areas have shown to improve moods, reduce stress and depression, and aid general health as well. […]

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Spotlight: Moonstone park bench

Spotlight: Moonstone park bench

With stone and concrete commercial outdoor seating becoming increasingly popular, the moonstone bench has emerged as a bold statement of what modern decorative benches can be. Shaped like a flat water-skipping stone, this modern bench seat offers a seamless aesthetic appeal and comfortable place to rest. If you’re looking for the perfect centrepiece to complete your outdoor space, […]

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