Metshelter - Bus Shelters
Metshelter manufactures custom public asset furniture for local councils. While still a young company, Metshelter's products are rolling out across New Zealand and have gained entry into Australia too.
My Role: Lead Designer
Designed For: Designbrand Ltd.
Metshelter is now the exclusive supplier of bus shelters for all of Auckland. We designed a modular shelter system that competed with (and won against) two large multi national firms. (see more here
) I designed a connector system that allows any shelter to be reconfigured to suit the needs of a growing city.
My design for the new Auckland bus shelter family includes three standard shelter sizes and bespoke designs for larger interchanges. The shelters include solar lighting, advertising and touch screen panels. The project required extruded aluminium and plastic, die-cast, sand-cast, CNC machining and fabricated sheetmetal components.
The initial prototype can be seen on Symonds street in Auckland - or just here if that's easier!