Escofet was founded in Barcelona, Spain in 1886 as a manufacturer of cement tiles for architectural application and is recognized throughout the world for design innovation in urban elements and site amenities. The company works closely with designers to create the highest quality cast stone, wood and Corten steel products, including benches, bollards, light fixtures, tree grates, drinking fountains and pavers. It has a long tradition of work with elite architects and artists from Antonio Gaudi and Joan Miro, to Ricardo Bofill, Arata Izozaki, Jean Nouvel and Richard Rogers. Escofet's mission is to enhance the quality and appearance of public spaces, encouraging greater use of the urban environment by installing creative, innovative products and systems. Today the company’s paving and streetscape products are signature features of Barcelona’s urban aesthetic.
Inspiration is in the air. The Air Collection begins a new chapter in Landscape Forms’ long-standing collaborative relationship with Barcelona-based design firm, Escofet. It is inspired by the concept of “lightness,” both as a physical characteristic and as an aesthetic captured in the playful and casual presence the Air Collection brings to outdoor settings. Constructed of rotomolded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with hollow interiors, the Air Collection’s five seating elements, Extasi, Fortunato, Twig, Starfish and Stul, translate Escofet’s bold, iconic aesthetic to a material that’s light, durable and versatile. The collection is perfectly suited for adaptable and programmable outdoor spaces, indoor spaces, transition spaces, and on rooftops, decks and balconies.