Originally, the exedra is a half circular monumental stone bench located in public gardens during ancient Greece and Rome. We wanted to re-design this antique piece in our own way, keeping the symbolic shape but depriving the spectacular and massive dimension.
The circular typology is an opposition to the predominance of flux science in our public spaces. It breaks axes and calls the pause as a privileged moment.
In our exedra, each foot extend in individual backrests as an evocation of individualities gathered around a common base. The structure is about collective effort : a circular communal base in wood around which the backrest-foot steel pieces assure together the stability of the bench.
This bench is based on a construction system which let the possibility of different shapes and size of benches.
The bench Exèdre is now installed in a public garden in the city of Puteaux, near Paris.