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Victor Stanley

It’s not easy being a piece of outdoor furniture. Every day, these fixtures of our parks and plazas tirelessly support countless people and their belongings. On top of that, they’re also expected to endure abuse from all kinds of hazards – baking sun, torrential rain, disrespectful pigeons, skateboarders, and amateur graffiti artists – and still do it with style.

Victor Stanley, a leading international designer and manufacturer of premium outdoor furnishings, has introduced a new family of products that are more than suited to the task. This new line, Stella of Sunne TM, encompasses a variety of benches, tables, chairs, waste receptacles, and bike racks. Stella’s classic minimalist look draws inspiration from Scandinavian design aesthetics. With its eased edges and clean lines, each piece feels equally at home in the bustling energy of a city center, or the tranquil calm of a park.

An attractive appearance is great, but only when combined with two equally important qualities – strength and longevity. Fortunately, Stella showcases all of these features to stunning effect. Constructed with Ipe wood, one of the toughest hardwoods available, it’s extremely resistant to decay, abrasion, insects, and weather. This added strength protects against the elements and vandalism, while aging beautifully over time.

As if beauty and durability weren’t enough, one particular member of the Stella family adds intelligence to the mix. The clean lines of the all-metal waste receptacle contain Victor Stanley’s game-changing Relay technology. Through embedded sensors in each receptacle, Relay measures fill levels, temperatures, nearby foot traffic, and countless other variables. This real-time data can help cities dramatically reduce wasted time, expenses, and environmental impact by eliminating unnecessary collection runs.

In an age where multitasking is the norm, Stella effortlessly combines durability, beauty, and brains into a graceful new line of products. For a closer look, visit Victor Stanley at the ASLA conference, at booth #1917.

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