Jules et Jim
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.
Jules et Jim are versatile ultra-high-performance concrete planters with bases that form a bench. Jim and Jules can live as separate elements or in harmony as complementary forms. The planter-benches rest on paving with no need for anchors. Drainage in the planters is carried through an opening hidden in the base; no other drainage is needed. Both planters have a volume capacity of 2400 liters and are suitable for planting species of an average height.