Lend Lease Pty Ltd
Local Government Authority
City of Wanneroo
2013, and on going
Cox Urban Furniture Boardwalk Range
Working in conjunction with AECOM Landscape Architects and Developer Lend Lease, Cox Urban Furniture developed a suite of customised “off-the-shelf” furniture range for potential use in the Alkimos Beach coastal subdivision, north of Perth.
A combination of vibrant recycled HDPE plastic and timber battens was specified for the Alkimos Beach project, which featured on both the Cox Urban Furniture items and the shelters designed by AECOM. Located within the parks throughout the subdivision, these striking furniture pieces, reminiscent of traditional beach huts, deck chair covers and beach towels, provided a bright contrast to the coastal planting of the public open spaces.
More recent furniture installations within the Commercial Hub of Alkimos Beach, feature timber battens with Intergrain Naturalstain ‘Cedar’ finish rather than the vibrant recycled HDPE plastic battens, achieving a ‘quieter’ more ‘urban’ aesthetic to complement the streetscape palette.
Having designed the range with no fees and without obligation for the client to proceed, and retaining copyright, Cox Urban Furniture agreed to a two year exclusivity period for the Alkimos Beach project which has since expired, releasing the furniture for use in other projects.
The ‘Boardwalk’ range, as it is now known, expresses its style with strong, straightforward geometric frames, and wide boards set at 90 degrees to the usual batten direction, with visible countersunk stainless steel fixings to reinforce the ‘boardwalk’ aesthetic. The result is an elegant yet robust design, suitable for use in a broad range of project types.
Prior to general release Cox Urban Furniture reviewed the ‘Boardwalk’ designs, making some aesthetic changes noticeable in the new documentation. They are also in the process of extending the range with the addition of Seats with Armrests, Sun Loungers, Beach Chairs, Bar Height Tables with Stools and several new Table Setting designs.
Please contact us for further information or to request detailed CAD drawings, hi-resolution coloured renders or 3D Sketchup models to assist with your project documentation.