Street bench for sociability

“Le plus petit gradin du monde” is a public bench envisaged as an islet of sociability.
The main squares, the parvis, and the public fountains often serve as a gathering place. They have a social dimension at the city level. “Le plus petit gradin du monde” is considered on the scale of man. It brings people together around a common place.
It is formed of only 3 steps and enough depth to sit: a reduced gradin in its simplest expression.
Its minimalist design makes it a graphic object marking in the urban space, an object easy to be appropriated by the users.

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Caractéristiques techniques


  • Steel


  • Laser cutting
  • Rolling
  • Welding


  • Anti-corrosion primer and finishing
  • Powder paint


Le plus petit gradin du monde

  • Diameter : 2400 mm
  • Height : 1050 mm
  • Seat height : 430 mm
  • Weight : 290 kg

Jean Couvreur

Jean Couvreur is a designer, graduated from ENSCI les Ateliers.
He works for many organizations on voluntary projects of different scales and teaches design at École Bleue.
Through a simple and elementary drawing, his approach tries to reveal the essence of the objects that surrounds us.

/ TF manufacturing

In the process of designing and manufacturing street furniture-cum-signage,
TF offers an wide scope of possibilities
– implement various materials through both traditional and ultra contemporary techniques. In the end, TF work closely with different designer, respecting their creative vision and thus contributing to the overall success of their products.


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