Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

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Our school and university grounds furniture creates engaging outdoor spaces that focus on providing students with alternative learning and break spaces as well as safety and ongoing performance.

Students are at the heart of our designs, with furniture that looks and feels great, with the inherent resilience that school and university life demands.

Practical Outdoor Solutions for Schools, Colleges, Universities & Education Centres

New Zealand’s education centres choose Urban Effects because we offer practical,
durable furniture to match budgets and funding.

  • Long-term value through easy care and longevity are a given:
  • Robust designs that only require easy, minimal maintenance.
  • Made specifically to suit New Zealand’s climate and conditions.
  • Built for protection – with strong and stable structures, no sharp edges, and specially designed fixings to resist tampering, vandalism and theft.

We provide a complete range of outdoor education solutions for every stage, age and ability – from school to university, including:

  • Tables ranging from school-sized lunch benches to table settings for 12 adults
  • Outdoor learning tables for study breaks, craft work and eating meals
  • Strong but lightweight bench seating that can be moved easily and stacked for minimal storage
  • Choir stands and grandstand seating for sporting events
  • Bike /scooter stands and water fountains
Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

Stately style on the streets of Cuneo

When it comes to freshening up the streets of an Italian city that’s centuries old, the furniture must fit the spirit of its surroundings. Cuneo, in Italy’s north, offers amazing alpine views and brings with it all the rustic charm you... Read more

Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

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... Read more

Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

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... Read more

Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

Trend Alert: Green Outdoor Space

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Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

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. In fact, the outdoor furniture and facilities designed for this project saw the birth of a new product range:... Read more