Tait Scape Collection
Tait with Adam Goodrum
With almost 70 per cent of the world’s population expected to be living in cities by 2030, the thoughtful design and planning of our public realms becomes vital as rapid urbanisation takes hold. Scape is a fluid system designed to foster our relationship with the natural environment. Tait engaged leading Australian designer Adam Goodrum to create Scape. Like emerging rock masses, smoothed, rounded and worn through aeons of weathering, Scape inspires an enriched human connection with our natural world.
Scape forms a family of playful and flexible outdoor elements that support moments of the everyday – such as socialising, relaxing, working, collaborating, meeting, lounging, eating, waiting, commuting – or simply disconnecting from technology and coalescing with nature. Scape elicits a soft, organic design language – nurturing a more humanised connection with our vital public spaces and common areas. Nesting adjacent to one another, the modules reference the uninhibited nature of rocky landscapes.
Scape’s earthy and wholesome curves offer an inviting sense of warmth and communal sensibility – gravitating people toward it and drawing activation to the spaces it inhabits. The collection can be used in public spaces, workplaces, high-density living spaces, breakout zones and spaces in-between, ultimately connecting people to the natural environment or open common spaces.
Scape’s organic, rock-like forms are manufactured in glass reinforced concrete (twice the strength and half the weight of traditional concrete). Flexible components including table, side table, canopy and backrest are formed with anti-corrosive aluminium and finished in UV stable, hardwearing textured powder coat. Timber seating is crafted from thermally modified, dimensionally stable smoked oak. The modular bases and components allow customisation of each module to become a picnic table, sofa, bench, working tablet, shaded area, planter and more.
The modular, flexible and responsive design allows the product to cater to a multitude of behaviours and scenarios. With three base module sizes, four accessory components, two concrete colour options, two seat options and the option for a planter, over one hundred unique product configurations can be made.
Photography: Haydn Cattach