use of Roundpole is often seen as a “rustic” or rural technology,
however there are examples of its use in urban contexts such as the new
Oslo airport car park entrance where it has been used precisely for it’s
high quality artistic finish.
A key issue in street furniture with regard to roundpole relates to the
permanence of the structures and thus the detail of the foundations.
Where smooth or essentially flat surfaces are required, such as table and
chair top surfaces, and where split poles are not sufficient, the use of
poles cab beneficially be combined with other materials.
The decorative use
of roundpole with chamfered ends to support conventional sign boards in a
remote area in Finland.