The Vision

Lismore’s creative playground - A place to connect, meet, play and learn.


Lismore Regional Gallery
Lismore NSW

Key Collaborators

Client: Lismore City Council
Site Liaison: Lismore Regional Gallery

Design Items

Stackable Chairs
Stackable Stools


Where space meets community.  The Quad cultural precinct is the ‘community heart’ that unites all of Lismore as a creative playground.  Showcasing a broad range of dynamic collaborations, the Quad creates a unique cultural precinct, where people come together united by the power of community and creativity.

The space connects four vital precincts; Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore City Library, Northern Rivers Conservatorium, and Social Futures Clubhouse.  The activation of the Quad as Lismore's creative playground is a strategic partnership between Southern Cross University and Lismore City Council.

The custom furniture pieces were designed to be mobile so they could be easily moved around on the site and used as desired.  As a result brightly coloured stacking stools and seats with generous overall dimensions and softer, more playful, corner details were delivered for the project. UV weather resistant plastics and minimal support frames with concealed fixings were used to ensure the products have a much longer design life than typical ‘off-the-shelf’ offerings.

Our furniture needed to be (and look) flexible and fun; but not be so lightweight that they could easily be ‘borrowed’ by members of the public. The furniture also needed to be solid enough to withstand countless uses, and last long durations outside. The furniture created by Outside Assembly met all these objectives.
Flora Zigterman, Lismore City Council

Photography by Cam Murchison.

Functional furniture that's full of personality, like the beautiful people that visit our gallery space.