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Bottling Rural History

Miles Streetscape
Client - Vee Design + Western Downs Regional Council
Designer - Charles Wentworth + David Shaw
Year - 2022
Awards - 2023 Good Design Award, 2022 SIT Furniture Design Award Honourable Mention

Featured Products

+ Custom Table
+ Custom Stool
+ Custom Curved Bench
+ Custom Backed Bench
+ Custom Backless Bench
+ Custom Bin Enclosure
+ Custom Bollard
+ Flight Drinking Fountain

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Context

Street + Garden were engaged to develop a unique suite of furniture for the revitalisation of the Miles CBD. The cohesive range of products was to include; Benches, Bin Enclosures, Bollards, Stools, Circular Tables and Curvilinear Seating.

A key consideration of the brief was to make subtle reference to the Bottle Tree which is an integral element of the area’s identity.  To achieve this the steel frames of each product were designed to reflect the bulbous shape of the plant and finished with an earthy bronze powder coat to complement the Spotted Gum timber tops.

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Opportunities

Furthering the organic nature of the design, each piece of hardwood was CNC machined with a curve that repeats across the length of the furniture.  The opportunity to combine hardwearing, durable materials with a soft and delicate aesthetic was applied to the entirety of the custom furniture suite.  The end result is a range of products that add visual interest to a beautifully designed area and will continue to do so for years to come.

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