The freshest street furniture for parks and public spaces

At Urban Effects, we work alongside architects to create stand-out spaces tailor-made for the New Zealand lifestyle and environment – from urban streetscapes and precincts to parks and open spaces in every corner of the North and South Islands.

  • A world of choice

    A world of choice

    The latest designs from NZ and across the globe ranging from versatile modular seating solutions to complete product suites.

  • Design essentials

    Design essentials

    All the tools you need to plan, design and build with confidence including detailed product specifications, drawings and installation instructions.

  • Sustainability focus

    Sustainability focus

    An ever-growing range of high quality, durable products made using sustainably sourced, recycled and recyclable materials.

NZ Made
 

NZ Made

Urban Effects is a proud New Zealand-owned business with local teams, support and manufacturing in both the North and South Islands. The majority of products in our range are designed and made right here in New Zealand at our manufacturing facilities in Whanganui and Rangiora – providing local employment opportunities and delivering exceptional quality street furniture products with shorter lead times.

What’s more, you experience the level of personalised attention and support you deserve from a team committed to creating outdoor spaces that encourage people to enjoy our fresh air and landscapes.

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Sustainability
 

Sustainability

At Urban Effects, we recognise the link between the quality of our natural and built environment and our quality of life. This motivates us to make sustainable choices at every opportunity. From the materials we use in our products to our operations, we are constantly striving to find ways to minimise our impact on the environment.

Our products are designed to have a long lifespan because quality, durability and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Our range also includes products made from sustainably sourced, recycled and recycled materials such as FSC and PEFC accredited timber, aluminium, recycled concrete and wood-plastic composites. While in our operations and across our supply chain, we seek to conserve energy, manage water use and minimise waste.

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Latest Designs

Latest Designs

Re-imagine parks and public places with refreshingly different street furniture solutions from Metalco, exclusive to Urban Effects in New Zealand. Shop the range of beautiful, inspired designs from the global leader in urban style and eco sustainability today.

Accessibility
 

Accessibility

Our parks, recreational areas and urban environments should be able to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age and ability. Accessibility is integral to open planning and design and this extends to outdoor furniture, facilities and amenities.

The Urban Effects range includes products specifically designed with accessibility in mind – everything from seating and table settings, to BBQs and drinking fountains.

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Latest Projects

Latest Projects

Hamilton Airport

Hamilton Airport

The Pekapeka – New Zealand’s endangered long-tailed bat – inspired Hamilton Kirikiriroa Airport’s new branding and terminal refurbishment into a welcoming gateway between worlds for travellers. Once described as “soul-less” and “uninviting”, the 88-year-old terminal is now a modern, light and art-filled space offering a calm, seamless experience for an estimated 800,000 visitors annually. Our […]

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Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport

As one of the region’s largest airports, Auckland Airport prides itself on providing more than 14 million international and domestic passengers each year – and growing – with a world-class travel experience.   Commitment to clean, pleasant public spaces and recycling is demonstrated with the placement of our smart and stylish Legend Litter Bin Triple […]

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Insights

Insights

Urban furniture with a playful twist: how to create the most vibrant retail and dining precincts

Urban furniture with a playful twist: how to create the most vibrant retail and dining precincts

Urban ‘mainstays’ like shopping, dining and recreation precincts are at a crossroads – and there’s a playful secret to giving them a new lease of life. Take the traditional shopping centre, or ‘shopping mall’ for example. To compete against an online world – and in crowded and mature markets – they need to offer a […]

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Smart, Sustainable and Social: How you can achieve the outdoor space design trifecta

Smart, Sustainable and Social: How you can achieve the outdoor space design trifecta

From the way it’s made to its purpose and function, the latest street furniture is designed to meet human needs in a changing world. Smart, sustainable and social, it embodies the space-making design trends that are shaping the places we live, work and play in 2023. Sustainability has been the defining trend of the last […]

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Sun smart community spaces need quality shade structures

Sun smart community spaces need quality shade structures

We’ve all heard of slip, slop, slap and wrap when it comes to protecting ourselves from the sun’s damaging rays. But, for extra, built-in sun protection, quality permanent shade structures in our parks and recreation areas are a must. According to the Cancer Society of New Zealand, skin cancer is the most common cancer in […]

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