Our designers have the knowledge and expertise to design across a broad range of products and materials, enjoying the challenges and opportunities of developing genuinely innovative new creations, whether client-led or our own.
As street furniture designers and manufacturers, consideration of design buildability is at the forefront of our minds when originating or viewing a product idea. By establishing the important features of the design at the outset, these principles are upheld throughout product development. We also believe that attention to detail is critical, together with consideration of future maintenance and component replaceability in order to maximise product lifespan. We discuss cost estimates and programme at an early stage to ensure that it is realistic to deliver a new design on time and within budget.
Capability & expertise
Furnitubes works in all major materials and manufacturing methods, including fabricated and cast metals, timber and concrete. All products are 3D modelled using Autodesk Inventor software, and we can create 3D pdfs to allow clients to view new designs in detail before commencement of manufacture. On completion of the design we export data for manufacturing processes and can also generate ifc format files via Autodesk Revit for inclusion in BIM models.
With 4 full time qualified and dedicated designers we believe that we can offer an unparalleled and unique service in street furniture design. New product innovation is at the core of Furnitubes’ philosophy and we welcome the opportunity from clients to demonstrate our design and manufacturing expertise.
Meet the team…
Nigel Abbott BA(Hons) MA CMLI
Nigel is in his second spell with the company, re-joining in 2012 after practicing as a chartered Landscape Architect for over 10 years. Nigel is uniquely positioned to offer technical advice both on products and their interface with wider hard landscape construction details.
David Gowing BEng(Hons) MA AMIMechE
Design Office Manager
David has worked at Furnitubes for 20 years, joining from his early career in the automotive engineering industry. David is the first port of call for many clients seeking technical advice or enquiring about bespoke products, and manages the daily departmental workload.
Esteban Piñero BA BEng
Esteban originates from the Basque country and joined us in 2014 after 5 years in a similar role at a Spanish architectural metalwork company. Esteban is a creative designer with sound materials and manufacturing process knowledge, and is an expert in 3D modelling software.
Amran Ali BA(Hons)
Amran is the newest member of the team who joined us following his first post-graduate job in the design and prototyping of interior furniture. Amran has successfully transferred his skills into the design of exterior products to become a valued member of the team.
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 8378 3200
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