Escofet Luco Backless
Design by: Helio Piñón
The LUCO series defines a systematic design approach. The collection consists of a bench, a seat, a stool and a recliner; all designed for integration into the landscape or installation in indoor-outdoor transition spaces.
The structure of this street furniture is in galvanized steel, while the seats and the backrests are in Nordic pine with autoclave treatment. TABURETE LUCO and BANQUETA LUCO have a striking presence of the horizontal plane, in contrast to their slender supports. The surface used as a seat consists of seven tightly situated wooden pieces, with lateral closure at each end running counter to the slats. The support for the wood is in bent steel sheeting, which repeats the section in a U-shape, as in the MORELLA series.
LUCO is the outcome of work by architect Helio Piñón, who explains, "When I finished the MORELLA series, I wanted to keep going: the uniqueness of Corten steel defines both the character and the shape of the elements, and I wanted to experiment under less extreme conditions: with steel and wood, as usual under normal conditions. I must acknowledge my long-standing predilection for Poul Kjaerholm's PK 22 chair (1955): it is nice just the way it is, but amongst its qualities, I particularly appreciate the way it clearly establishes a relationship between the structure and the seat. That was undoubtedly the starting point for the LUCO Series."