he Nova backed bench, the pedestrian street Drottninggatan Stockholm. Design Peter Brandt A close-up of the Nova backed bench. Design Peter Brandt The Nova backed bench shown on a pedestrian street. Design Peter Brandt

Nova backed bench

Peter Brandt

Nova mimics the style of classic Continental park benches, reinventing them for the twenty-first century. Nova is formed by a central backrest with seating on either side. Nova is constructed from two cast-iron columns secured deep within the ground. The design is efficient and resourceful, requiring less material than a typical bench but providing twice the amount of seating.

Dimensions
Length: 180 cm
Height: 98.5 cm
Seat height: 46.5 cm
Width: 86 cm
Weight: 130 kg

INDIVIDUAL DIMENSIONS
The frame ø measures 170 mm / 110 mm / 90 mm
The seat and backrest are made in MDF-H measuring 50 mm × 170 mm and 60 mm / 34 mm × 190 mm respectively
Product number
U14-01 Nova backed bench 180 cm two frames in cast iron standard colours
U14-02 Nova backed bench 180 cm two frames in cast iron standard colours
Assembly
Delivered in parts for assembly on site.
Materials
The seat and backrest are made in painted pine. 50 mm × 170 mm and 60 mm / 34 mm × 190 mm. in reddish-brown NCS S 4550-Y80, or light green NCS S 6010-G10Y. The frame is made in cast-iron with diameters of 170/110/90 mm, painted in black RAL 9005.
Additional description number
M = Ground-mounted
N = Attachable
Placement
The ground-mounted version should be attached to the ground with the 76 mm steel pipes provided, which insert into the cast-iron frames. The frame is compatible with the precast concrete foundation made by MEAG (76S-700 article number 600701) but this should be ordered from MEAG. The bench can also be cast directly into a concrete foundation poured on site.
Maintenance
Repaint with alkyd oil enamel as needed.
Character
Nova recalls the style of classic Continental park benches, revealing their relevance to twenty-first century design.