Villette

Escofet_lab
1982
Bancon modular Villette de hormigón gris
Bancon modular Villette de hormigón gris

Villette is a singular modular bench design that stands out in its surroundings due to the light movement of its circular layout. The glass lenses embedded in the surface of the seat reflect the sunlight or light up at night. When optionally accompanied by light from the earth, giving it a buoyant effect, at night it is converted into a highly effective visual element that traces an arc of light suspended in space.

Bancon modular Villette de hormigón gris
Bancon modular Villette de hormigón gris
Bancon modular Villette de hormigón gris
Bancon modular Villette de hormigón gris

Villette was initially a furnishing used in a project by the Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, who won the Parque de la Villette competition held in1982 in the city of Paris.

Its “C”-shaped cross-section has a part which rests on the foundation slab embedded beneath the paving. It has cavities for housing the optional projectors (which are not provided) embedded in the paving. The Villette design has been included in the collection since 1982, with up to nine new layouts with different curve radii, and a straight model.

This backless bench is supplied in reinforced concrete, in the Escofet standard chart colour in polished and water-repellent finishes, and with fused glass lenses embedded on the top surface of the seat. Optional inclusion of light projectors at the base which light up the bottom of the seat. Supplied as a self-standing backless bench that rests on a slab placed beneath the paving, at a certain level in keeping with the paving thickness.

Benches may be added to form wide arcs with a constant or variable radius, for adaptation to different urban situations.
 

Features

Villette Recto
190 x 50 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R100
203 x 76 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R300
148 x 57 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R500
143 x 54 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R800
142 x 53 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R1200
143 x 52 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R1500
148 x 52 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R1800
142 x 51 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Villette Curva R3350
142 x 51 x 60 cm /500 kg
Villette Curva R4400
144 x 51 x 60 cm / 500 kg
Materials
Polished and waterproofed Concrete
Translucent glass lenses
Colours:

GR P. Polished Grey

GR P. Polished Grey

NG P. Polished Black

NG P. Polished Black

BL P. Polished White

BL P. Polished White

CA P. Polished CA Grey

CA P. Polished CA Grey

RA P. Polished Red

RA P. Polished Red

BG P. Polished Beige

BG P. Polished Beige

GB P. Polished White-Grey

GB P. Polished White-Grey

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