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.
The Universe System is a set of simple, comfortable and universal accessories, suitable for any element that requires a seat. It was designed as a complement to Escofet's concrete backless bench collection. The system includes lightweight steel and wood benches and chairs with armrests and a backless bench and backless seat. All rest on standard backless benches or on "in situ" masonry walls. The seats are made from FSC-certified tropic wood boards with steel supports and arms and are anchored to a wall or bench with stainless steel screws and metal expansion plugs.