The Sedi shelters will sell for around $10,000 each, depending on the specific configuration ordered.
Many of the structures are now undergoing three-month trials at various locations and will also be featured at an open day at Flinders University.
“We were hoping that once the students got on them, they (the university) would see the use that it makes it hard for them to remove the structures,” Modra says.
Modra sees Queensland as a “huge potential market” for Sedi, also plans exporting internationally to Europe and is in the process of developing more furniture.
“We’re also getting into off-grid accommodation huts and units, which follows your glamping tiny-house type theme, smaller accommodation pods,” Modra says.
“We really just want to keep developing the smart features and what we can add onto the structures and see how we can improve the interaction between users and what smart cities are all about.”
The Sedi range is designed for comfort and is environmentally friendly – a self-contained seating environment with, wait for it, its own solar powered lighting and screens and wifi. It uses only sustainable building materials and the power of the sun. Think a mild steel galvanised frame, a Blackbutt hardwood timber seat, a rolled steel or perforated steel shelter and lining. looking just a little space age, the contemporary range comes in a variety of options.
Sedi Connect – a solar park shelter Sedi Pause – a solar lounger Sedi Eat – a solar picnic shelter Sedi Gather – Solar Parklet Sedi Rest – a solar transit shelter
As the names suggest, these progressive seating elements provide for dining, socialising, resting, or simply sunning.
25 Aug, 2019