This bench has been reedited by the Ghm Foundry from molds kept in its archives that date back to the 19th century. This reissue is being produced in honor of the renovation of the Buttes-Chaumont Park, begun in 2013 by the City of Paris. Seat in wood, cast iron base, lacquer paint at 200°, installation by sealing (leg length can compensate for any height differences). The design is attributed to Gabriel Davioud (1823-1881), the Chief Architect for Promenades and Plantations and collaborator of Baron Haussmann. In addition to the iconic buildings of the Second Empire that remain intact (the two theaters at the Place du Châtelet, the Magasins Réunis (now Holiday Inn) at the Place de la République and the City Hall of the 19th district) Gabriel Davioud created the Temple of Sibylle on the Belvedere Island at the Buttes-Chaumont Park, adding just a few meters away from his “rustique” benches, the icing on this absolute emblem of romance overlooking Paris. Made in France.
We know these benches in their classic forest green colour. They are now available thanks to Ghm Foundry in Ambassade’s colours : navy, grey, gold and red.
GHM is one of the oldest French art foundry. It embodies the industrial and artistic heritage of our country since 1840. Street lamps, illuminating Paris, especially in the entrances of underground station Hector Guimard, without forgetting ( the dark green ornate drinking fountain) (Fontaine Wallace)