Urban Furniture

Public highway
– Security guides
– Handrails
– Protection grids

Furniture for parks
– Tables
– Banks
– Waste Bin / Waste Bins
– Flower pots
– Structures in wood

Urban furniture for industry, wooden walkway, wooden bridges
Mobiliário Urbano

Urban Furniture has its practical need, but it also represents the urban environment with its own identity through form and its participation in the city’s history.

Street furniture can serve as a local reference for its residents as well as for tourists, who through the design of the elements have a perception of the history and identity of the city.

Urban Furniture is a collective term that represents all those elements that are useful or supportive of urban networks, such as: square benches, dumpsters, public telephones, post boxes, newsagents, signposts, lampposts, taxi stands, bus shelters, fountains, clocks, portals…

The cities were developed due to the intention of groups for commercialization of products, occupation of territory, among other collective needs. Thus, with the emergence of cities and their functions – housing, work, entertainment and circulation – based on the Athens Charter (document prepared by architects in 1933), there was a concern with the paths that follow, as they are increasingly mechanized and turned to individual transport, leaving something to be desired in urban planning, history preservation, visual identity, growth control, among others.

The needs that have been met in cities have also been transferred to furniture, which has changed throughout history through the way of life of the urban individual. If before the squares were a meeting point and people arrived by wagon, today they arrive by car, on foot, by bicycle, and public safety also interferes with this new way of living and using the city. For there must be a place to leave and secure the bike, adequate lighting, protective fences between parks and avenues … But the square, unfortunately, is no longer the meeting point, and shopping centers today occupy this function in the current way of life.

For a rescue of social life without alienation from consumption, it would be necessary to reformulate the design of cities and give it other options to develop the function of leisure. This would be done through the establishment of parks, bicycle paths, new furniture to support the rational and appropriate use of public space, complemented by issues such as public safety, improvements to sidewalk infrastructure and so on.