Canberra Southern Cross Club

The Canberra Southern Cross Club, established in 1972, has contributed over $14 million to the Canberra community through grants and funding for sporting clubs, social clubs, community groups, and more. With five licensed premises and numerous fitness franchises, health clubs, and wellness centers, the club offers exceptional dining, entertainment, and event facilities.

Recently, the club has revamped its venue with new furniture, creating a fresh and comfortable look. Working closely with Pony Design, Identity Furniture designed custom pieces suitable for interior environments with key elements including white and light custom slatted and tiled tables, walnut stained chairs and tables, and earthy tones in between across lounges and ottomans.

Designed by Pony Design

Project constructed by Projex Building

The Patch, Tomakin

The Patch, originally known as The Tomakin Sports & Social Club, has undergone extensive improvements and a name change by Tully Heard.

Tully Heard enlisted the design prowess of Pony Design Co, who collaborated previously to establish The Growers, Shoalhaven. The Tomakin Sports & Social Club, having served the community as a gathering place during the Eurobodalla Shire bushfires in late 2019, was due for a well-deserved refresh. Tully Heard envisioned The Patch as a family-friendly modern contemporary dining experience featuring a large alfresco overlooking the nearby Tomaga River. Mammoth Projects completed the refurbishments in late December, 2021, with John Tully looking ‘forward to seeing the venue thrive and become a whole community space, after the traumas of the past few years on the South Coast – especially in the Tomakin area.’

Locals praised the venue for having a “great atmosphere” that “punches well above its weight”. The Patch has already demonstrated that it is “a real asset to the area and guaranteed to become a destination venue on the well worn South Coast trail,” it was further said.

Identity Furniture designed, constructed and supplied the following custom furniture:

• Lexie Low Tables with a rustic rough-sawn Victorian Ash top and steel base in a powder-coated black finish.

• Refectory Tables with a custom tiled top inset into a solid Victorian Ash top and base in a whitewashed stained finish.

• Refectory Tables with a solid Victorian Ash top and base in a whitewashed stained finish.

• Refectory Round Tables with a solid Victorian Ash top and base in a whitewashed stained finish.

• Kios Tables with a slatted Spotted Gum top inset into a metal edge with radius corners and a white powdercoated finish.

• Perry Steel Tables with a zinc-plated steel frame and top in a blue powder-coated finish.

• Fender Dining Tables with a European Beech base and top stained in a Spotted Gum matched stained finish.

• Windsor A-372 Chairs with a solid European Beech base in a white washed finish and upholstered seat pad in Warwick Eastwood.

• Fender Chairs with a solid European Beech bentwood frame in a Spotted Gum matched stained finish and upholstered seat pad in Warwick Eastwood Tan.

• Fender Armchairs with a solid European Beech bentwood frame in a Spotted Gum matched stained finish and upholstered seat pad in Warwick Eastwood Fawn.

• Henrietta Chairs with a solid European Beech frame in a premium black lacquered finish.

• Porto Chairs with a slatted aluminium frame and seat in a black powder-coated finish.

• Porto Chairs with a slatted aluminium frame and seat in a white powder-coated finish.

• Amalfi Barchairs with a white & blue UV stabilised PVC wicker and aluminium frame with a bamboo look finish.

• Dixie Sofas in a solid European Beech in a dark grey stained finish and upholstered seat in Warwick Lustrell Allure.

• Hermes Sofas with a walnut-stained solid European Beech frame and upholstered cushions in Warwick Arlington Onyx.

• Haven Banquettes with rounded corner cushions upholstered in Instyle Rustic Gravel with piping and Warwick Eastport Martine and rounded steel frame in a powdercoated finish.

• Hermes Armchairs with a walnut-stained solid European Beech frame and upholstered cushions in Warwick Eastwood Tan.

• Torquay Picnic with a slatted Spotted Gum top and seat secured to an aluminium base in a Dulux Surfmist powder coated finish.

• Custom Banquette Seating with Vic Ash veneer and pillow style cushions upholstered in Instyle Rustic Dust with contrast piping in Warwick Eastwood Tan.

Designed by Pony Design Co.

Project constructed by Mammoth Projects

Project advisory by Tully Heard

Photography courtesy of VUE Studio

Lady Banks Rooftop Bar

Located at the top of the Bankstown Flinders Centre is the playful Lady Banks Rooftop Bar.

Lady Dorothea Banks, the muse of 18th-century naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, who sailed for Australia with Captain James Cook in 1768, inspired the venue’s name. The dining experience, designed by Pony Design Co, has open-air terraces with spectacular views of the Sydney CBD skyline and the Blue Mountains while an enclosed dining and bar area offers an intimate setting warmed by a central fireplace. Locals in Bankstown have praised the venue, stating the “open fire and ambience is beautiful” with an “atmosphere that was unlike anything experienced anywhere in the Bankstown area”. Bankstown Sports Group CEO, Mark Condi, has even proclaimed the “Lady Banks Rooftop Bar is the pièce de résistance of The Flinders Centre”.

Working closely with Pony Design, Identity Furniture designed custom pieces suitable for exterior environments with key elements including contemporary tiled tabletops, slatted Spotted Gum surfaces, rustic timber low stools and industrial concrete tables.

Our extensive custom work included:

• Ivanhoe Tiled Drybars with a custom tiled tabletop inset into a steel edge with solid Spotted Gum radial end sections secured to zinc-coated square steel section legs powdercoated in a black finish.

• Lunar Tiled Drybars with a custom tiled tabletop inset into a steel edge secured to a zinc-plated solid steel rod frame powdercoated in Dulux Duralloy Weathered Copper Matt.

• Lunar Tiled Tables with a custom tiled tabletop inset into a steel edge secured to a zinc-plated solid steel rod frame powdercoated in Dulux Duralloy Weathered Copper Matt.

• Lunar Slatted Drybars with an oiled slatted Spotted Gum top secured to a solid steel rod frame in a Dulux Duralloy Weathered Copper Matt.

• Lunar Slatted Tables with an oiled slatted Spotted Gum top secured to solid steel rod frame in a Marrone Goffrato MG powdercoated finish.

• Lunar Outdoor Slatted Tables with an oiled slatted Spotted Gum top secured to a zinc-plated solid steel rod frame powdercoated in a Dulux Duralloy Weathered Copper Matt.

• Custom Cylinder Base Twin Tables with a Caesarstone Wild Rice radial top secured to a steel frame with twin large cylinder bases powdercoated in Dulux Black Ace.

• Custom Cylinder Base Tables with a Caesarstone Wild Rice radial top secured to a steel frame with a large cylinder base powdercoated in Dulux Black Ace.

• Pool Low Tables with an oiled slatted Spotted Gum top inset into a metal edge and zinc-plated steel frame powdercoated in Dulux Black Ace.

• Perry Tables with an oiled slatted Spotted Gum top secured to a steel frame powdercoated in a black finish.

• Haven Banquettes with large rounded corner cushions upholstered in Zepel Octavia Chinchilla and Raven fabrics with matching piping, scatter pillows and a round steel tube frame powdercoated in Dulux Black Ace.

• Slatted Park Bench Banquettes with an oiled slatted Spotted Gum seat and back secured to a zinc-plated steel frame with a Surfmist powdercoated finish.

• Telegraph Stools constructed from solid Australian hardwood and oiled in an outdoor finish.

• Curve Lounges with an aluminium frame with PVC wicker material powdercoated in a natural finish.

• Spaghetti Sofas with cushions upholstered in Sunbrella Dupione Sand, woven taupe flat rope back and arms, and a welded steel frame powdercoated in a taupe finish.

• Coco Barchairs with a solid European Beech frame with a veneer back stained to match Spotted Gum and upholstered seat in a Warwick Eastwood Tan vinyl.

• Tribeca Barchairs woven cord seat and backrest on a steel frame powdercoated in a Bianco finish.

• Tribeca Chairs with woven cord seat and backrest on a steel frame powdercoated in a terracotta finish.

• Intrigo Chairs with an extruded aluminium frame and seat powdercoated in an MGE finish.

• Outdoor Cushions fully upholstered in outdoor fabric and filled with an outdoor mould resistant foam.

• Custom Waiters Stations with oiled Spotted Gum doors, shelves and drawers, heavy-duty swivel castor wheels and steel frame zinc-primed and powdercoated in Dulux Shoji White.

Designed by Pony Design

Constructed by Paynter Dixon

Photography by Lucia B. Creative