What is Urban furniture?
Many people think that urban furniture is limited to benches and chairs by the street and parks. But in fact, urban furniture includes a wide range of external devices and accessories. In other words, one of the important factors to improve exterior decoration is to pay attention to urban furniture.
If we factor the benches and chairs, many tools and devices are included in the field of urban furniture. Among these devices are garbage cans, gazebos, sidewalk lights and their bases, bus stops, etc., and are among the most widely used. Never forget three points in implementing urban furniture. Functionality, attention to identity and authenticity, as well as beauty, are the most important factors that should be considered.
But one thing that should never be ignored is that in choosing these devices, one should have enough expertise and knowledge about it. For example, what gender did he use in each place? Or what place is suitable for each color and design? All these questions have been answered in previous articles. We should make the right choice according to the psychology of color and the effect of colors on external decoration. Also note that as much as the right choice can create a beautiful effect, the wrong choices and excessive use of tools can completely destroy the design of that place.
Applications of urban furniture
Convenience and comfort of citizens
One of the important duties of city officials is to provide peace and comfort to the people. Making this possible can be easily achieved with just a little creativity in creating urban furniture. For example, you may feel tired while walking in a park and want to take a break. The existence of a bench or chair will definitely make you satisfied. Now, if this place that is installed for you to sit has a special design, a beautiful color or an element from your place of residence, what effect will it have on you as a citizen. Imagine that you need a trash can at the same time. A simple trash can can only prevent the environment from getting dirty. But placing a trash can with a suitable design also helps in cleanliness and beauty.
The beauty of the environment
Imagine you have traveled to another city with your family or friends. Now you want someone to take a picture of you sitting in a gazebo. Is your choice a simple concrete gazebo with a cold and dead color or a wooden gazebo with a post-modern design? You have definitely chosen the second option. Choosing a series of devices and tools with intelligent thinking can be as effective on beauty. These small points, in addition to beauty, will attract more people to that environment and you will see more prosperity. This is the effect of urban furniture on the beauty of the environment.
Raising the morale of citizens
We all have and will have the experience of using public transportation in our lives. Suppose you want to go home after a tiring work day. When you enter a bus or subway station, you will notice a swing. Definitely using that swing and having fun with it will reduce your fatigue. It also makes you spend less time waiting for the vehicle. A few years ago, the mayor of one of the cities in Canada implemented this idea, which caused a unique reception.
Attention to the identity of the region
Iran is first in history and culture. Iranian people also attach a special place to historical monuments. For example, in cities like Shiraz or Isfahan, due to their history, much attention has been paid to the historical elements in the urban furniture of these cities. In other words, in cities like Tehran and Tabriz, the elements have been implemented in a modern way. Also, in cities like Mashhad and Qom, due to their religious culture, most urban elements are derived from their religious sanctities. In general, it should be said that the urban furniture of a region should not conflict with the original culture of that region.
Examples of urban furniture
In the previous parts of the article, we got acquainted with a part of urban furniture. But these were only part of the tools used to implement urban furniture. If you visit the main street of your residence and look around, you can see dozens of urban furniture around you.
For example, if you go to your local park, you can see different things. Benches, gazebos, drinking fountains, toilets, flower boxes, gardens, etc. are just simple examples of routine items in a park. After that, refer to your city center for a better understanding of urban furniture. Again, you can see many things, such as the police station, bus station, subway, taxi, electric lights and poles, pots and gardens by the street, etc.
As you read in this article, creating an attractive urban space requires a creative expert to create an attractive environment. Note that it is not necessary to use only modern or traditional tools in the implementation of urban furniture. Sometimes the use of small and simple things has the best effect. Be sure to note that you will need a professional expert to select and implement various components of urban furniture, because good work leads to good results. Otherwise, your exterior decoration will lose the beauty it could have. Here at Ohaddeco, we are ready to give you the best advice and guidance.