Batlló bench designed by Antoni Gaudí is a reproduction by BD Barcelona Design, entirely made of solid varnished oak and it's part of the serie of furniture designed by Gaudí for Casa Batlló, including a chair and a bench.
The furniture Gaudí originally designed for the main dining room is also preserved at the Gaudí Museum in the Park Güell.
In 1906, Gaudí finished work on the Casa Batlló, a typical urban house on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia, which he transformed into one of the most outstanding buildings in the city.
In contrast with what happened in general to almost all the Modernista furniture which ended up going out of fashion, furniture designed by Gaudí is still as modern today as it was when it was first designed. Perhaps this is because it is more reminiscent of sculpture than mere benches and chairs.
The admiration felt by modern designers for the furniture designed by Gaudí has not gone unnoticed by BD Barcelona which was the first company to rescue them from history by embarking on their serial production using traditional art and craft techniques and the same materials –varnished solid oak– in order to reproduce all the rich detail displayed by the originals when they were first produced.