The Swiss Benches - The CoupleTHE SWISS BENCHES form part of a new class of products that Bd has christened the Transit Furniture Concept. They can be installed equally well inside or outside. Furnish a public park, an airport terminal or a shopping mall. Their design is such that they can be used in many ways.
Alfredo Haeberli said: "For Bd., and paying tribute to the Catalano bench, I have invented the Swiss benches, a series of public benches that have the virtue of offering some extra function, some extra detail, that added value I always try to find when I develop my ideas. One of the benches is El Poeta (the poet), where I can write or eat with the support of a table. Another is dedicated to El Banquero (the banker), who is a thougher sort, with one part at which to stand (because he sits down all day) and eat a sandwich (because he has very little time). Then there is El Filosofo (the philosopher), inspired by the person who needs some quiet and visual calm, but never wants to be alone, because he needs to chat. For people who prefer to be alone I offer El Solitario (the loner), and for two people, La Pareja (the couple), because it is still possible to share a bench without there being anyone sitting beside you." Legs and structure in steel tube dia 25mm, Seat and back in perforated steel sheet 2 mm. All the benches must be bolted on the floor.
Year of design: 2005