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Design Service

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 5 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
Design Manager
Nigel is in his second spell at the company, re-joining in 2012 after practicing as a chartered Landscape Architect for over 10 years, and now leads the Design Team at Furnitubes. Responsible for new in-house product development, Nigel is also uniquely positioned to offer practical and technical advice on product interface with wider hard landscape construction details.


David Gowing BEng(Hons) MA AMIMechE 
Design Office Manager
David has worked at Furnitubes for over 20 years, joining from his early career in automotive engineering. David is the first port of call for technical advice or enquiries about bespoke products, and manages the daily departmental workload. Given his length of service, David has an unparalleled knowledge of the industry as a whole and of our own extensive product range.


Esteban Piñero BA BEng
Lead Product Designer
Esteban 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. Fluent in Spanish and French, (as well as English and his native Basque) Esteban’s language skills are often useful when dealing with overseas enquiries.


Amran Ali BA(Hons) 
Product Designer
Amran joined the team in 2014 following his first post-graduate job in interior furniture. Amran has successfully transferred his skills into the design of exterior products to become a valued member of the team. He is mostly office-based, supporting David in dealing with client enquiries, and is also a skilled 3D modeller who can work across many digital applications.


Andrew Elliott HND (3D Design) 
Product Designer
Andrew is the newest member of the team, joining us in 2016 after completion of his recent studies. Prior to this Andrew’s roles included product manufacture in sheet metal and landscape construction, both of which have relevance to his position as Product Designer at Furnitubes. Andrew is now our lead on all matters BIM and our most skilled operator in Revit software.

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Address: 3rd Floor, Meridian House, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RD

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8378 3200

Email: sales@furnitubes.com

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