public bench / contemporary / concrete
CANET by Piere Raoux
296 cm (116.5 in)
With a uniform T-shaped cross section, Canet is a moulded concrete bench that appears to levitate above the paving. The vertical central support disappears behind the shadow of the slab, accentuating the presence of the horizontal plane and the sensation of zero gravity. It is usually installed in an isolated arrangement, but its geometry also permits longitudinal aggregations to create a large slab.
This backless bench was originally designed for the once-popular sea promenade of Canet Plage-en-Roussillon. Its favourable impact in the market has converted it into a classic of the collection.
Canet displays its capacity for integration in urban settings and its wish to remain due to its material condition, essential design and universal application. It emerges from space individually or in aligned arrangements.
Bench made from reinforced, acid-etched, water-repellent concrete in the Escofet standard chart colour. Anchored to a non-reinforced concrete strip footing with a cross section of 50 x 50 cm and length of 150 cm. The foundation is flush at a lower height of between 15 -18 cm.
Materials: Etched and waterproofed Concrete