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People power: urban street furniture gets real

Great public spaces have been described as “the living room of the city” – and there’s a growing demand to furnish them more thoughtfully. In overcrowded cities, people need public spaces more than ever to connect, belong, unwind and enjoy nature. Often underestimated, the furniture we choose for those spaces has a huge impact on […]

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5 Reasons Why Scooter Racks Rock In NZ!

They’re often overshadowed by their larger, pedalled counterparts, however scooters are back on the scene, and they’re rearing to take over the streets of New Zealand! Every mode of transport deserves to be parked in a safe and secure spot, and with the growing popularity of scooters, it’s time to take charge and provide scooter […]

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The Beauty of a Public Barbeque!

The sun is shining, friends and family are in sight- it’s the perfect afternoon. If there’s one common theme in the perfect afternoon, it’s the presence of an outdoor barbeque. Meat eater or not, there’s something everyone can throw on the barbie, and nothing can top the taste. Whether it’s beach side, at the local […]

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Transform Sport & Recreational Clubs in your Community

The whistle blows, the siren sounds and the crowd cheers. It’s the end of another game, but just the beginning of the ongoing benefits for the community. Sport has the power to break down cultural and social barriers, and unite a community in more ways than one. It encourages social activity, good sportsmanship and an […]

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Buying Guide: Public Litter Bins

Public Litter Bins: The best option for every space To the average person, a public bin is a simple convenience. It’s the helping hand that should always be present in the right place, at the right time. While tossing our rubbish in a bin may seem like a basic task, without the right tools, the […]

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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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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

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

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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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

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

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

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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