The answer lies in the length, which is variable. By putting several frames together the BiBu settee can grow into a gigantic piece of furniture. Its appearance can alter too: the slats are made of Iroko, which turns a lovely grey through weathering, but the metal frames are also available in different colours. The furniture is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The feet are therefore strikingly large. ‘As the settee has to be capable of outdoor use, they have a large bearing area. This stops the settee sinking into soft ground.’
This is not the first time the two designers have collaborated with van Esch. The designs Queue and Half A Table are also theirs.