Whether used to enhance the identity of an entire community or an individual institution, street furnishings present a primary opportunity to engage the public with design. Here’s our pick of products—created by Zaha Hadid, Yves Behar, Antonio Citterio, and others—for seating, lighting, and other outdoor accoutrements that have exceptional architectural appeal.
Galvanized aluminum with a coppery finish, this fixture is also offered in a single-head configuration. Designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen.(Courtesy Landscape Forms)
Defined by a graceful, cast-aluminum spine and top wing, this container comes in one- and two-bin models. Part of a collection designed in collaboration with Yves Behar and fuseproject.(Courtesy Lab 23)
With a ridged, curving form inspired by crevasses in a glacier, this bench is made of a matrix of quartz and resin. Designed by Zaha Hadid.(Courtesy Santa & Cole)
Santa & Cole
This design allows bikes to be secured at two points on the frame and wheel. Made of AISI 304 1 1/3-inch stainless steel.
Made with ¼-inch steel rebar and Portland cement, this ADA-compliant drinking fountain features a second spout and bowl for animal use. Available in numerous colors and finishes, some LEED eligible.(Courtesy Huntco)
Made of three-inch mild steel flat bar, this bike rack resists pipe cutters. It can be surface-mounted or installed in-ground.(Courtesy Forms + Surfaces)
Forms + Surfaces
Powder-coated, 43-inch-tall aluminum column light; security bollard optional. Compact
fluorescent or HID lamp; wet-location rated.
A kit of parts, the basic concrete bench form can be fitted with wood seating platforms and any combination of steel armrests to create consistent yet customized schemes. Designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.(Courtesy Vibia)
A 13W triple tube shines through the acrylic diffuser of this 32-inch tall resin-bodied bollard. Rated for wet locations; three finishes. Designed by Xuclà & Alemany.
Described as “playable sculpture” by the manufacturer, this concrete table is built to International Table Tennis Federation specifications. In two finishes; steel nets are customizable.(Courtesy StopSpot)
Extruded, anodized aluminum makes up the seat and backrest of this bench. In 70- and 94-inch lengths, it is lightweight yet made to withstand high traffic.(Courtesy Kornegay Design)
Quartz Series Planters
In natural grey concrete, or custom hues from Davis Colors. In 27-, 30-, 39-, and 45-inch heights.