BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

Now in new shades of color

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BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench
19/06/2014 - Back in 1974, young architects Lluís Clotet and Oscar Tusquets designed the Catalano bench for BD Barcelona. This year it is celebrating its first 40 years, but it does not show!

The Catalano bench, which still looks as good now as it did then, was designed when outdoor furniture didn’t even have a definition, but we can say that it was initiated with the bench. The secret for its success was in the virtues within the steel «déployé», its profile, and its ergonomics which is unsurpassable. It was wisely adapted to Gaudí’s famous mosaic bench in Park Güell.

«We have discovered a new way to ideally adapt the deployé. The material is elastic, easily curved in one direction making it resistant. It wastes no iron plates and is perforated. This reduces the steel from heating up, permits quick drying after a downpour and gives the bench an appearance of transparency -an effect we have been pursuing from the start. We have also introduced freedom to the length of the bench, now being able to increase in modules of metres» Lluís Clotet and Oscar Tusquets wrote to present Catalano bench.

Before Clotet and Tusquets started the Catalano project, the benches were classic and very romantic, but aesthetically were anchored in the past. With the passing of time the Catalano bench has also ended up being a classic in Spanish design. There are very few companies in the world that can be proud of having in their catalogue a design that has such a commercially long life.

Forty years for the Catalano bench. BD Barcelona want to celebrate with a change of image which will assist in  its enduring half a century with happiness and colour. Axalta Coating Systems has especially designed something for this special occasion. Four bright colours in pastel tones give a new life to the Catalano 4.0, covered with powdered paint and topped off with a texturised high quality finish.

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BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

BD Barcelona celebrates 40 years of Catalan Bench

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