UAP is proud to announce the official US launch of SUPPLY, the company’s business unit offering standard and bespoke public furniture and streetscapes. Comprised of two divisions under UAP – Collection and Bespoke, SUPPLY Furniture offers innovative outdoor elements as well as custom, thought-provoking concepts by collaborating with designers from across the globe.
Identifying a unique niche underserved by the current market, UAP set out to offer clients both form and function with designs that deliver practicality with undeniably art-like streetscapes. SUPPLY Bespoke delivers unique customization capabilities, offering the opportunity to develop and construct unparalleled visions for highly sculptural and complex forms.
UAP is also positioned to commission established designers and artist across the globe for any project. The design team pushes creative boundaries while simultaneously ensuring the integrity and viability of the built form. Understanding each space is exclusive and requires custom solutions, SUPPLY Bespoke includes everything from seating and integrated functional elements to site-specific streetscapes, ensuring each project is both functional and engaging.
“Our Bespoke commissioning division provides clients with the opportunity to develop custom furniture for their space. For each project, UAP will create a design brief and source a perfectly matched designer to create a distinct furniture range. We are very excited to bring our unique capabilities to North America and start collaborating with artists, architects and designers to deliver bespoke furniture for their projects,” says Founder and Creative Director Daniel Tobin.
Complementing UAP’s SUPPLY Bespoke division is SUPPLY Collection, a series of ready-to-order pieces that can be specified or purchased for any project. Commissioning and collaborating with emerging and established artists, architects, and designers throughout the world, SUPPLY Collection produces distinctive elements for the urban environment. The SUPPLY Collection team oversees every stage of the process, from the conceptualization and design, to the manufacturing of each and every piece.
“It’s exciting to launch our Collection here in North America. Bringing ranges designed by emerging and established creatives into the public realm provides specifiers with a really unique offering. We look forward to building our Collection with creatives from this region as we grow and expand here within this market,” adds Jamie Perrow, Senior Principal of Art & Design at UAP.
With 25 years experience fabricating for artists, architects, and designers across a myriad of projects both big and small, UAP understands the environmental and seasonal demands placed upon functional elements in the public realm and the need for durability, good ergonomics, and strength. The collection of streetscape elements and bespoke projects are built with craftsmanship and quality. The current roster of designers for both SUPPLY Bespoke and Collection embodies UAP’s expert resources for creativity. UAP plans to announce upcoming collaborations with U.S.-based landscape architects, industrial designers, artists, and architects in the coming months.
A selection of recently commissioned projects by SUPPLY Bespoke
Plummer & Smith
Collaborating with UAP, Plummer & Smith deliver a series of vibrant lantern designs for the new Chinatown Gold Coast development. The designs are mixed throughout the neighborhood and draw inspiration from traditional and contemporary Chinese culture. The lanterns complement the suite of design elements that have also been developed and fabricated by UAP SUPPLY Bespoke.
Lanterns by Plummer & Smith, Chinatown Gold Coast, Australia. Image by Roger D’Souza
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Internationally acclaimed French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec worked collaboratively with UAP Bespoke for a project in the Miami Design District to design develop, engineer and document a series of permanent sculptural canopies. Fabricated in laser cut and hand-formed stainless steel, UAP worked to develop a system that maintains the integrity of the simple modular design, while meeting the structural requirements of the material, scale and exterior site conditions.
Nuage, Promenade by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Miami, FL. Image by Paul Tahon
J. Mayer H.
UAP Collaborated with J. Mayer H. and Partner and Times Square Arts to fabricate and install a series of three X-shaped lounges specifically for the bustling Broadway Plaza. These fuchsia X’s each accommodate up to four people, giving pedestrians the opportunity to relax, look around and enjoy a view of the New York skyline from a unique perspective.
XXX Times Square With Love by J. Mayer H. und Partner, New York, North America. Image by Rob Kassabian & Marsha Ginsberg for Times Square Arts
A selection of new launches from SUPPLY Furniture Collection
The Stump seating range is an exploration of objects in balance and the synchronicity of two interconnected forms. Stump has multiple specifiable variations, from a single stool through to benches of varying lengths. A number of material and seating pad options are also available.
With nearly 15 years of experience as a landscape architect, Dan has always taken a collaborative approach to design. His designs are often based on his observations of the interactions between people, the landscape and the built environment. This is evident in the Plummer’s collaboration with UAP – The Cleave Range, an exploration of light and materiality.
The Shift range plays with perceptions of density, gravity and transparency. Rotate, flip, align or offset the elements to create multiple configurations for intimate spaces or urban settings. Shift elements are available in textured stone, solid or perforated metal sheet, with armrest and divider options.
A Naval Architect by training, David’s works continue to express a deep admiration for nature – its changing forms, its power and all its inherent beauty. Through his collaboration with UAP for Westfield Culver City, David has created spiralling seating elements to provide a hub for social engagement and a sanctuary for rest and re-invigoration. The seat elements are hand-carved from stone or laminated timber, adding to the space the warmth of organic materials and a tactile connection with nature. The seats bring energetic focus to fill the space with movement.
For ordering information from SUPPLY Furniture, see the digital catalogue here.