Te Ara Atea Rolleston Library
Te Ara Atea Rolleston Library

Public Spaces

Looking for furniture for public spaces that offers more? The places in our community where we come together - libraries, museums, community hubs and sports and recreation centres. These are strong pillars of our community with the power to forge connections.

Memorable spaces for community connection, bringing people together.

Libraries, museums, community hubs, and sports and recreation centers all share a common goal: to be spaces of gathering, connection, and community, bringing together groups and individuals with mutual goals and interests.

In today’s interconnected world, people are increasingly seeking places where they can gather, connect, and build community. By focusing on creating environments that offer engaging experiences, public spaces can elevate their impact and transform into destinations where people naturally gravitate.

This means providing areas that cultivate a sense of belonging and purpose, offering diverse settings tailored to various needs, from collaborative hubs to spaces for personal reflection and recreation. These dynamic spaces must be versatile, adapting to the evolving needs of their visitors and fostering an inclusive environment free from hierarchy.

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Te Kahu o Waipuna
Connecting hearts, building communities.

Human beings are inherently social creatures, driven by a fundamental need to connect with others. Public spaces play a crucial role in fulfilling this need, serving as common grounds where relationships are formed, ideas are exchanged, and communities thrive.

In these spaces, individuals from diverse backgrounds come together, creating a tapestry of human interaction that enriches our collective experience. By designing public areas that facilitate these connections, we can foster stronger, more resilient communities that are united in purpose and spirit.

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Third Spaces: The Heartbeat of Community Life

Communities need third spaces – places beyond home and work where people can relax, connect, and grow. These environments are essential for the social well-being of individuals, offering a sanctuary where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Third spaces act as vital communal hubs, providing opportunities for engagement, learning, and recreation. They are the heartbeat of community life, supporting mental health, nurturing creativity, and fostering a sense of belonging that strengthens the social fabric.

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Create Spaces That Inspire

Partner with Harrows to integrate social space furniture within your public space, enhancing its functionality and appeal. Personalized furniture solutions not only elevate the aesthetic appeal of these spaces but also create a welcoming atmosphere where individuals feel a sense of belonging and community.

Spaces that transform, experiences that last.

Public spaces have the power to transform ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences. By creating thoughtfully designed environments, we can inspire connection, creativity, and joy.

These spaces should be more than just functional; they should evoke emotion and leave a lasting impression on all who visit. Whether it’s a serene corner for personal reflection or a vibrant area for group activities, each space should cater to the diverse needs of the community, making every visit memorable and meaningful.

By collaborating with Harrows, you can design public spaces that are not only visually stunning but also highly functional and inclusive, encouraging interaction and fostering a deeper sense of community.

Browse public space products

Enhance public environments with Harrows. Unlock the potential of your spaces with our range of New Zealand-made furnishings tailored to elevate comfort and functionality in libraries, museums, community hubs, and sports and recreation centers.

From fostering concentration and creativity in study areas to promoting collaboration and engagement in communal spaces, our versatile furniture solutions are designed to meet the diverse needs of your visitors. Utilise zoning and partitioning furniture to optimize open areas, create temporary distinct sections, and enhance privacy.

Explore our range of lobby and lounge furniture, including modular soft seating, New Zealand-made lounge chairs and suites, and coffee and occasional tables, offering flexible and inviting spaces for collaboration and socialization.

Committed to sustainability, our furnishings are crafted with tomorrow in mind, with a range of environmental and sustainability certifications, ensuring both aesthetic appeal and environmental responsibility. Discover how Harrows can transform your public spaces into inviting and sustainable havens for community connection and engagement.

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