2004
Banca modular Godot de hormigón beige de Los díez en British Council Madrid
Banca modular Godot de hormigón beige de Los díez en British Council Madrid

The Godot bench is made from concrete and constructed by adding two modules with different dimensions. The element that each part has in common is a semicircular opening at each end, creating an empty space inside the seat where the tree grows, while it also invites users to approach, sit down and relax in the shade.

Banca modular Godot de hormigón blanco de Los díez en Estació del Nord Barcelona
Banca modular Godot de hormigón blanco de Los díez
Banca modular Godot de hormigón blanco de Los díez en Estació del Nord Barcelona
Banca modular Godot de hormigón beige de Los díez en Torre Picasso Madrid
Banca modular Godot de hormigón negro de Los díez
Banca modular Godot de hormigón rojo de Los díez
Banca modular Godot de hormigón blanco de Los díez en Estació del Nord Barcelona

The Godot bench was designed based on the idea of creating an urban furniture element that would reflect the uniting of two halves beneath the shade of a tree, as occurs with the characters Vladimir and Estragon in the play “Waiting for Godot” by the Irish author Samuel Beckett. In the play, Beckett makes only a brief reference to the scene: a country lane and a tree. So Díez+Díez Diseño and Escofet added a bench to the scene in order to make the eternal metaphor of waiting more comfortable.  

The Godot benches serve as a seat and a tree guard for existing and newly-planted trees. They also serve as plant pots when supported on a structure. The collection includes modules with different lengths. A single one of 95 cm, a double one of 155 cm and a triple one of 215 cm. They can all be combined with each other to form up to six different aggregations, leaving a circular space in the centre for an existing or a newly-planted tree.    
 
Non-reinforced dry-mix concrete. Etched finish and colour in accordance with the standard Escofet colour chart. The modules are arranged in pairs joined by two metal plates screwed to metal sleeves recessed inside the opening. The non-anchored pairs simply rest on the paving or sand.


 

Features

Godot Sencillo
95 x 80 x 45 cm / 665 kg
Godot Doble
155 x 80 x 45 cm / 1185 kg
Godot Triple
215 x 80 x 45 cm / 1700 kg
Materials
Etched and waterproofed Concrete
Stainless steel AISI 316L
Colours:

GR. Grey

GR. Grey

NG. Black

NG. Black

BL. White

BL. White

CA. CA Grey

CA. CA Grey

RA. Red

RA. Red

BG. Beige

BG. Beige

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

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