South Australian brand launches solar-powered furniture - architecture and design

South Australian brand launches solar-powered furniture



South Australian outdoor furniture brand Sedi has developed bespoke benches and shelter options for smart cities and regional areas.
Bronte Modra, the director of Adelaide-based modular engineering company Specialised Solutions, created the Sedi range of park benches, parklets and bus stops in February this year.
The smart shelters are built from sustainable timber and steel and have solar-powered lighting, integrated charging ports, WiFi and informational screens that all run off a battery.
Modra said he created Sedi to fill a large hole in the Australian manufacturing market created by the burgeoning smart city movement.
?People want to be connected to the furniture and to the web, and the greater society,? said Modra.
?Everyone talks about smart cities but no one is really delivering a piece of smart furniture here. We just saw a real need and something that we could make out of our existing facility.? The Sedi office is located at the Tonsley innovation district alongside technology companies such as SAGE Automation, which, together with JPE Design Studio, helped develop the furniture.
Modra decided to make the units ?off-grid? to attract buyers who couldn?t connect to a power source.
?It being solar-powered gives us a lot more flexibility to where the Sedi is placed,? he said.
?With Sedi we can go to regional, remote locations and open up connectivity there. It?s also cost-saving measure for councils to install in the park [as] service connections are fairly expensive....
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