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Banquette

 

an embankment (step) along the inside slope of a high parapet; designed for the stationing of riflemen firing over the parapet. In the Soviet Army the term “banquette” has been replaced by the term strelkovaia stupen’ (shooting step).

banquette

1. A long, upholstered seat built in against a wall.
2. A raised, narrow walk along a roadway.
3. A term once used in some parts of the American South for a sidewalk.
4. Same as barbette.
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Create a banquette by placing a twin mattress on wooden pallets and then layering with lengths of brilliantly coloured fabrics or throws and use lavishly embroidered cushions for a snug, inviting feel,'' she suggests.
The banquette, lounge furniture, dining tables and wall panels are all custom fabrication made locally, and the fabric used on banquette is custom coloured leather from Spinneybeck.
There are long curved banquettes for, well, lounging, as well as chaise longues surrounding the dance area.
To encourage interactions among guests, casual open seating is equally comfortable as a meeting spot for after-work drinks as for an informal meal, smoky mirrors allow patrons to catch glimpses of each other and a catwalk sneaks between banquettes providing space for impromptu encounters.
A line of vaguely Moorish apertures cut into the ochre panelled wall on the south edge reveals intimate recesses containing red leatherette banquettes where students can meet, chat and have coffee.
These are beautiful places, whether it's the studied casualness at the Palm or the deep banquettes at Lion d'Or.
From the custom flame-pattern carpet in the lounge to the colored pony skin banquettes in the main dining area, the design for Mesa Grill at Atlantis mixes and weaves a myriad of materials as though they were ingredients in one of Flay's culinary masterpieces.
Handcrafted red banquettes located right off the dance floor will have voyeurs satisfied with plenty of viewing pleasure.
Chairs and banquettes will be upholstered in soft, chic, white Ultrasuede cloth, and glass tabletops will be set with inlaid mother-of-pearl silverware, clear textured glass plates and glassware with frosted glass bases.
Hand blown glass fixtures, marble mosaic the flooring, custom leather banquettes and warm wood tones will evoke a contrast between the crisp and industrial and the nostalgic.
I think people like banquettes because they are great for casual, intimate meals," says Danville, California, architect Philip Volkmann.
The space has been sparely furnished with petrol blue banquettes, leather and chrome chairs and simple tables.