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Urban Form Series

We Are Listening!

Wishbone makes it a mandate to provide solutions for the challenges faced by landscape architects and parks maintenance. We have been told by many municipalities that maintenance budgets are tight and it is tough to complete regularly scheduled maintenance with existing budgets, let alone address any unforeseen issues.

By the same token, maintenance crews tell us there is not enough time in the day to get everything done, so naturally some jobs don’t get the regular attention needed.

 Solution: The Urban Form Self Watering Planter!

Municipalities can save multiple hours of maintenance weekly. The planter only needs watering once or twice a month, even in the hot summer months!

Fill up the reservoir and water wicks up to the underside of the plants, keeping the soil moist, and freeing up maintenance staff to deal with other priorities.

The liners are easily removed for winter storage and the boards are a simple switch out should they need replacement due to damage.

The combination of a rigid aluminum structure with the benefit of recycled plastic boards creates a winning, eye catching combination that matches the Urban Form waste receptacles and benches.

The Urban Form Bench is certainly a bench which is an eye catcher! This modern designhas captured the attention of landscape architects who have resoundingly given the ‘thumbs up’ to both the unique backed model as well as the backless version.

This European style design will give a fresh look to any landscape or surrounding. The idea was to create a bench which allows the user the option to face in any direction while enjoying the surprising comfort this bench possesses.

The third member in this series is the Urban Form Waste Receptacle. This 30 US gallon waste receptacle is super easy for any maintenance person to access as the front opening and has a hidden latch for easy opening and easy access to the liner. Also the unit has been designed with an open bottom which allows for continuous air flow and makes it super easy for maintenance crews to clean.

As with other site furnishings, the Urban Form Series comes with your choice of powder coat colors for the metal and recycled plastic slat colors as shown below.

Contact Wishbone today for custom options and formal quote with shipping on these and other site furnishings. Or, you can register online and have access to our Canadian retail price list.

Our latest and arguably greatest offering...

Urban Form Series


1. Urban Form Planter


It all started with the self watering planter. We save municipalities hours each week in the hot summer months. Fill up the reservoir, and water wicks up to the underside of the plants, keeping the soil moist, and freeing up maintenance staff to deal with other priorities.

Water once or twice a month, instead of multiple times per week !

The combination of a rigid aluminum structure with the benefit of recycled plastic boards creates a winning, eye catching combination that matches proximal waste receptacles and benches.

 

Urban Form Rectangular Planter

Rectangular planter above, and square planter below.

 

Urban Form Square Planter

 


2. Urban Form Bench


Urban Form Bench

"You've nailed it".

This is what we hear from the landscape architects who have seen the prototype. That's a good sign.

The Urban Form bench with backrest is a radical departure from anything we've ever created.

The offset backrest catches the eye. Makes you look twice. At first glance, you think someone has set up a computer desk with a flat screen in the park. Get up closer, and you figure it out.

Sitting on this bench becomes an experience.

The backless version is very unassuming. It serves the purpose. It complements the surroundings. It invites the public to park themselves and stay awhile.

Urban Form Bench

 


3. Urban Form Waste Receptacle


This 30 US gallon waste receptacle is side opening, and has a side flap door. Keeps the rain out, and is easy to maintain. A great compliment to the Urban Form benches.

 

Urban Form Waste Receptacle

 

As with other site furnishings, the Urban Form Series comes with your choice of powder coat colors for the metal and recycled plastic slat colors as shown below.

 

Plastic Colors Available

Contact Wishbone today for custom options and formal quote with shipping on these and other site furnishings. Or, you can register online and have access to our Canadian retail price list.

Just In Time For Summer

For communities looking to cut costs and time watering their plants, this is definately a great alternative.

The Urban Form Self Watering Planters save up to 80% in water consumption through a unique bottom feeding method. These planters only need watering once or twice a month!

This saves time and maintence dollars while conserving water and reducing your carbon footprint. The overflow drain ensures the water level is always perfect, even in heavy rains...it also prevents overwatering.

Both the square and rectangular Urban Form Self Watering planter models are a tasteful addition to any sidewalk, the grounds or rooftop of any office building, hotel or resort.

Whether you are looking to encompass a patio, add pieces to connect outdoor surroundings with indoor space or to simply add a natural element to an otherwise mundane area, the Urban Form planters can be precisely the requirement.

The Urban Form Self Watering Planters offer distinct advantages over wood and concrete planters. The Urban Form planters will never rot, need painting or re-staining like wooden products. The Urban Form planters are not easily damaged like concrete planters and are much easier to transport, unlike concrete planters.

The proprietary self watering design has been proven to work extremely well year after year. We can provide references if required.

Let Wishbone become a part of your design solutions to your most memorable projects.

 

The new Bike Rack Shelter

Introducing the new Bike Rack Shelter
from Wishbone and Valid Manufacturing

 Wishbone is pleased to offer communities and schools an exciting new structure.

Show your support for cyclists - keep them and their bikes out of the rain.

Bike Rack Shelter

Bike Rack Shelters are:

Durable - Powder coated aluminum frames, up to 16 FT x 16 FT
Visible - Transparent acrylic roof with 10 MIL safety glass side panels
Open - Free span, no center posts
Functional - Accommodates up to 32 bikes


Classic 2 Space Bike Rack

Classic 2 Space Bike Rack

We offer many options for bike racks. From mutli-space bike racks, to spiral loop models, and single pedestal styles.

Recently we developed the Classic 2 space bike rack. It can be used by itself, or in series. In the photo below, one community preferred to place units on steel rails, which are affixed to the ashpalt. In the off season, the rails (and bike racks) are removed to allow for easy snow removal. Bike rack units are then installed the following spring.

Classic 2 Space Bike Rack, in series

Loop Style Bike Racks

SURF and LOOP

Pedestal Style Bike Racks

Pedestal Style

Contact Wishbone today for pricing and custom options on these and other bike racks available.

Recycled Plastic lumber decking stands the test of time

The saying “it’s too good to be true” definitely applies when using the Cascade Perma Deck 100 % recycled plastic lumber on this deck.

The original decking material on this deck was 5/4 cedar. After about the 6 years and consistent “reminders” from his better half about re-sanding and staining the existing cedar deck the decision was made to pull of the cedar and use 100% recycled plastic lumber. According to the Cascades (the manufacturer) this material would require very little maintenance and free up time to do the other “hunny-do” items on his list !

Now, with the new plastic deck, and after 3 years of constant use and, yes, very little maintenance other than sweeping, it was time to see if the material would in-fact live up to its “too good to be true” statement.

And it did !!

The owner used a pressure washer as recommended by the manufacturer and it’s amazing how the material was brought back to its original colour and look.

Check out the before and after pictures.

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Plastic decking after 3 years

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Plastic decking after being pressure washed

Introducing qwica… Unique Way to Tell Your Story

qwicalogo1Wishbone is pleased to announce that we are now an integrator of qwica services, which allows us to link our site furnishings to online pages through QR codes.

Anyone using a smartphone can easily scan a qwica QR code on a plaque or tag, and in doing so, will quickly access wireless interactive content optimized for their mobile device. Specifically for Wishbone products, that means that you can take your memorial or commercial message to an exciting new level.

RoundqwicaTag2Check out these examples of tags and bronze plaques that can be placed on Wishbone benches and other products. They can be pre-installed on a new bench at the factory or you can retrofit them to an existing Wishbone site furnishing.

Scan these examples with your smartphone now to see how qwica can tell your story.
Either use the QR code reader built into your phone or simply download one of many free QR code reader apps available.

Whether it’s a Wishbone memorial bench, an information sign or an interactive tour, make your message interactive with qwica. Tell a bigger story using sound, pictures, text and even video—all optimized for smartphones. Click here to find out more and learn how Wishbone can help you with interactive site furnishings powered by qwica.

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