Julia Gillard Library project
Furphy Foundry is proud to be part of the newly opened Julia Gillard Library in Tarneit, City of Wyndham Victoria. The new library officially opened its doors last February 3rd 2016 to promote learning and growth to Tarneit residents by providing them access to a wide range of resources. It was named after Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who served the country for three years. One of the city councillors, Intaj Khan said and we quote, “The naming recognises Julia Gillard’s services to the country as a Prime Minister and her work in the field of education – across the whole country, not just in the Wyndham area.”
For this project, Furphy Foundry manufactured and installed two Metro Seats, a Chaise Lounge Seat and a modified Metro Picnic Setting for the library’s outdoor architecture.
A double-configuration Chaise Lounge was placed in the outdoor area to give a relaxed seating style for users to experience. The idea of having a chaise to unwind on while reading a book would be a perfect way to relax. The Chaise Lounge was constructed with hardwood timber slats and steel frame in a double configuration size of 1200mm. Its base legs were constructed with hot dipped galvanised steel which has great anti-corrosive properties to keep it from rusting since it is subsurface mounted.
The Metro Seats present a contemporary design that matches the library’s aesthetics. The seat armrests, straps and fixings are made with 304 grade stainless steel while the ends were constructed in cast aluminium. Hardwood timber slats with Cutek treatment makes up the seat and backrest which provide comfort and style to the area. The seats came in a standard 1800mm length and were installed by bolting them directly to the surface paved area provided.
We also provided a Metro Picnic Setting to complete the outdoor design architecture as part of this selection of outdoor furniture allowing people to unwind and relax in the library grounds. They all complement each other well with their hardwood and design aesthetic while seamlessly blending in the design aesthetics of the library.