Catalano Bench

BD Barcelona
Lluís Clotet

Availability: In stock

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Legs in tubular steel and seat in tubular steel chassis and covered with deployé steel sheet. All in silver grey texturised polyester resin paint finishing.

W100 x D76 x H90 cm

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“The profile of the bench that Gaudí designed for the Park Güell seemed to us to unsurpassable, and we decided to adapt it for the Catalano. Done well, plagiarism does not necessarily have to kill the original. The quality of an imitation, as of anything else, depends on the talent of the plagiarist”. On the basis of the 1 m. module benches of any length can be assembled, single or back-to-back, using the type of leg desired. Launched in 1974.

Born in Barcelona in 1941. He graduated in architecture from the Barcelona School of Architecture in 1965. In this school he taught from 1977 to 1984. Drawing In the years 95/96 and 96/97 it has has been visiting professor at the Aula PFC and Projects I and II teacher in the years 97/98, 98/99 and 99/00. In 1964, he founded the Studio PER with architects Pep Bonet, Cristian Cirici and Oscar Tusquets. The latest work on several projects until 1983. In 1984, the partners with Ignacio Paricio gathers to allow architectural production. He is a founding partner of the firm "for Bd Barcelona design" for which regularly designs furniture and objets.lluìs also market their products as "Zanotta", "Alessi", "Driade".

Since its origins in the 1970’s, BD has always been an atypical company. Its founders and still current owners, who come from an architectural background rather than the business field, have oriented BD’s production from the very start by cultivating beauty, in some cases above their function. Accompanied with artisanal processes instead of mass production, the new products always have more proximity to art than industrial design. Characterised by superior quality, short-series productions (and on occasion limited editions), and unique pieces due to crafted manufacturing. In the 80’s, BD pleasantly surprised by editing Gaudí’s furniture for his famous buildings and in the early 90’s, BD again astounded by introducing an exclusive first collection of furniture and lamps designed by Dalí. Recently the Collections and Designers with an accentuated artistic profile like Jaime Hayon and Doshi Levien, continue to point the way where design and art meet together.