Commercial Street and Park Furniture Suites: How to piece together perfect outdoor spaces
Date published 4 April 2022
A myriad of factors come into play when creating ‘places for people’ and chief amongst them is commercial street and park furniture suites that ticks all of the boxes in terms of style, form and function.
The most successful outdoor spaces put user-centric design front and centre, with well-designed, perfectly positioned furniture and amenities that make a tangible difference to people’s enjoyment and use of the space.
Whether it’s a local park, urban streetscape or transit zone, an open space linked to a cultural, commercial or retail precinct, or a school or university campus, these people-pleasing spaces feature street and park furniture suites that combine the four Cs:
- Curated – furniture and amenities chosen for their cohesive style and holistic look and feel, creating a welcoming aesthetic and a seamless connection with the surrounding environment.
- Complete – a full range of ‘mix and match’ solutions for sitting, eating, sheltering, and gathering.
- Convenient – a focus on function, with every piece serving a purpose, and expertly arranged for comfort and ease.
- Customised – modular design pieces, enabling space-making configurations and the option of value-adding features, fixtures and finishes.
And where these commercial street and park furniture suites truly come to the fore is their ability to translate across multiple spaces –forming the foundation for a signature, place-making style within a single location or throughout a community, city or town.
Street and park furniture suites tailor-made for the New Zealand lifestyle and environment
From modern classics to contemporary urban cool, Urban Effects’ street and park furniture suites answer the call for pieces that work together. Featuring fresh looks and familiar functionality, each suite is made in New Zealand and designed to help you realise your outdoor space’s purpose and potential.
1 – Legend
The latest addition to the Urban Effects range, the Legend Collection incorporates bold urban style with subtle, organic forms made from recyclable and locally sourced timber, aluminium and / or steel. The curved, straight and cube seats in the suite work in combination to create inviting, shared communal spaces, complemented by the Neo range of shelters.
2 – Liffiton
The hugely popular and always on trend Liffiton family of outdoor furniture features an impressive selection of quality, crafted pieces including bench seats, platforms, tables and planters that offer unvrivalled flexibility in function and formation. You’ll find Liffiton in the Wanaka Lakefront Development, Queenstown Airport, Crossing Retail Precinct, Christchurch and more landmark New Zealand locations.
3 – Citistyle
The contemporary, slimline design and supreme versatility of the Citistyle product suite sees it retain its place as a firm favourite for Councils, Landscape Architects and Schools. Featuring everything from seats, benches and tables in timber or aluminium (including wood-look TimberImageTM) to bins, bike racks and bollards, the Citistyle range is simple, striking and durable. See Citistyle in the Shotover Development, Queenstown and Flagstaff Park, Hamilton.
4 – Kiwi
The Kiwi product suite is inspired by New Zealanders’ love of the great outdoors. This lifestyle-focused range provides solutions for seating and table settings through to bike and scooter storage, bollards and tree guards. You’ll find items from the Kiwi range in schools and parks across New Zealand including Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School, Rawiti School and Havelock North Village Green, Hawke’s Bay.
5 – Metro
The thoroughly modern Metro product suite is built to perform. From table settings that work for lunch areas and learning spaces, to fixed and moveable grandstands for indoor and outdoor sporting facilities and grounds, Metro products offer unbeatable value. See Metro in action at the Selwyn Sports Centre, Rolleston and on One School Global’s Taranaki Campus.
Wherever you are, we’re there! Urban Effects services New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Why not book a product suites ‘famil’ via Zoom with one of our friendly team today. It’s your fast-track to discovering how to piece together the perfect park or public space.