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Based in Brisbane, Australia, the Street + Garden design studio is an award-winning team specialising in product design for urban spaces. S+G was conceived around the idea that urban products can be much more than simply something to sit on; a reflection of a particular place, community, its natural and built assets, its history, aspirations and future that are important and synonymous with its site.

We strive to empower our design partners to become part of the fabric that tells the story of place. To create long-lasting and sustained value well into the life of the product, by creating products that are both meaningful and relevant to the space they inhabit, and to the people a part of its lifecycle.

Your team

David Shaw

Creative Director

David completed a degree in Fine Art (Industrial Design) in 1979 and since then, his extensive career has included work as a designer/aker, university lecturer, and in-house designer for various manufacturers, architects and interior designers. In 1991, David established Street + Garden Furniture Company and remains as the Company Director. During this time, David has been awarded many industry accolades for his design work and commitment to Australia’s design industry. In 2008, David was made a fellow of the Design Institute of Australia. And in 2009, he was the Co-President of the Design Institute of Australia (QLD) and continues to represent the design community on various industry boards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art – Industrial Design) 

Rycotewood College of Fine Craftsmanship & Design Thame Oxon, United Kingdom.

Charles Wentworth

Designer

Charles’ practice is in developing unique furniture and structures that honours the materials and manufacturing techniques used to produce them. Being conscious and aware of these properties allows him to design effective and efficient solutions to suit individual needs. In understanding the requirements of the end user, he combines each of these aspects to ultimately inform the shape, aesthetic and application of the final design.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor of Design (Product Design), Class of 2016

Raymond Dunlop

Designer + Operations + Marketing Coordinator 

Since joining the team in 2016 Raymond has adopted a creative method that reflects intuitiveness and purpose. His ability to design through multiple lenses on a macro and micro scale provides a holistic solution to any given project. His endless curiosity to learn from new technology, materials and environmental best practices coupled with his design thinking approach influences his unique design solutions. He combines this knowledge with a sense of passion in all that he does to empower our collaborators to pursue their vision and meet their project goals.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours), Class of 2015

Liam Gillham

Designer

Liam has extensive experience in the construction industry and uses his technical knowledge to full effect since studying Industrial Design at QUT and becoming a designer at Street + Garden in 2019. Liam excels in complex structural design, problem solving and is one of S+G’s lead designers, always striving for efficiencies in material use and innovative fabrication techniques, while highlighting key design elements to improve structural, material and finish quality. Working hands-on in the industry before becoming a designer has provided Liam an advantage and insight into the design process from the concept phase to manufacturing, delivery and installation, ensuring a seamless and streamlined project for everyone involved along the way.

Marshia Tapiki

Accounts Manager

Having arrived in Australia from New Zealand in 1985, Marshia started with Street + Garden in 1996 and has recently celebrated 20 years with the company.

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