Benches

Silhouette Bench

Okay, if you just glance at this bench quickly, it might appear a tad overly antique-ish, yet it has some modern touches, such as the high gloss lacquer and the super flat seat. Now, at £525, it’s not really at a bargain-basement price, but if you put it side by side with the New Antiques Arm Chair for £1,495.00 by Marcel Wanders (see below), it seems like one hell of a deal. There’s also a Silhouette Chair (£250) if you are interested, though it seems to be out of stock at the moment.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £525.00
Availability: Buy Silhouette Bench here

Another Country

Another Country has a lovely collection of handcrafted wood furniture. What you see is exactly what you get; there’s honest construction along with a pared back traditional style that’s refreshing to see. Each piece is produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England.

Purchase Information:

Price: £130 and up
Available from: Another Country

Ercol Loveseat

I’ve had my eye on this loveseat for a while now, and though I’ve no room for it, I keep imagining just where it would go. Especially after seeing it with what looks to be the Original Windsor Dining Table (shown below), there seems no better choice for a smaller eating area.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £595.00
Availability: Buy Ercol Loveseat here

Embrace Tables

This smart piece of furniture is made of two low tables that ‘embrace’ each other to form a storage unit and/or bench. Originally designed as a modern take on the Isokon Penguin Donkey (which dates back to 1939, as a bookcase for Penguin books).

Designed by John Green.
Available in Oak or Walnut.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £269.00
Available from: johngreen

Table Bench Chair Series

It’s three in one. Sam Hecht got the idea of combining several seating options while he was traveling on the Tokyo subway. A communal bench was the starting point, and lucky for us, this Table Bench Chair series is where he ended up. Traditional bent birch frames and solid oak slabs makes each piece seem worlds away from the commercial plastic benches we’re all familiar with, yet both might share the experience of slight discomfort if sat upon for long periods of time.

Chair: $1,760.00
Bench (shown above): $3,020.00
Loveseat: $3,430.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,020.00
Availability: Buy Table Bench Chair Series here

Lucky Beam Bench

For those of you that are fans of New York City, you’ll appreciate that the Lucky Beam Bench was inspired by the I-beams on NYC subway platforms. For all you other non-fans, forget that bit and take a look at the colors available. Even if you’re not fond of the industrial look, the colors will hook you. The outdoor versions run a bit higher, but considering the benches will pretty much last forever, it could be a good investment.

Materials: powder-coated solid aluminum plate, reclaimed or sustainable wood slab tops.
Mini Bench: 15″ w x 23″ l x 17″ h
Large Bench: 13″ wide x 48″ long x 17″ high

Mini Bench, $1,200.00
Large Bench, $2,600.00
Outdoor Mini Bench, $1,500.00
Outdoor Large Bench, $3,200.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Katch Design Company

Wilma Bench

Donna Wilson love. Some of her furniture with SCP is pretty exciting, not to mention this little Wilma bench you see before you. First of all, let’s just get ‘rubberized coconut hair’ out of the way. It’s a sustainable material that “gives the seat a crisp and firm feel.” Okay. Next, the Mabel linen fabric is both playful and quaint, yet the color won’t clash with any of your other exuberant pieces. Splayed legs complete the picture. Yep, it’s a great option for a bench-slash-table.

Donna Wilson for SCP
linen upholstery and beech, rubberized coconut hair
w 33.5 x d 18 x h 15 ”

Purchase Information:

Price: $875.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Clean Table and Benches

So don’t quote me on the name of the table…Exquisit refers to it as “gm50750″, but a rose by any other name right? Or in this case, an impossibly clean-looking table whose main design features are contrast black edges and a minimalist cushion that runs the length of the bench. It’s also available in solid black and two different lengths. Oh, and this can also be used indoors and outdoors.

Table, white or black, 808.00
Bench, white or black, 448.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: 1,888.00
Available from: Exquisit24

Splay Bench

Whoa. Check out this bench by Frank Cresencia. The form focuses on the space “between the bench and the floor of its environment, not the surfaces of the piece alone.”

Inked Walnut, Stainless Steel
20″h x 53″w x 24″d

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00
Available from: Voos Furniture

Wallfa by Jordi Canudas

Remember this from way back in ’07? I sure do because it sort of knocked my socks off. As is often the case, there wasn’t much in the way of price or convenient online purchasing options because it was more of a prototype idea, so I refrained from posting it. But just today I ran across an actual retail link, so, here we are. If you’ve got the cash it’s a pretty fabulous seating option for a larger space (i.e. office area or loft).

Wallfa is an intriguing two sided piece of furniture that is both wall and sofa. It offers a comfortable sitting area that becomes playful when users interact from both sides of the wall. Movement, sound and touch hint at what might be happening on the other side.

designed by Jordi Canudas.

Purchase Information:

Price: 3,500.00
Availability: Buy Wallfa by Jordi Canudas here

Claude Modular Collection from Jonathan Adler

Modular systems can offer much needed versatility to your home, and this system does so with a distinct mid century flair. A half drawer unit plus half seat (not shown) would be ultra handy in a entryway, and the look of the two-2 drawer units on a double base (shown at top) could look very nice as a bedroom dresser or console. The only drawback is it can get a bit pricey when you start adding up the costs.

White or Ebony.

Single base (26″ wide x 17″ deep x 9″ high): $195.00
Double base (59″ wide x 17″ deep x 9″ high): $395.00
2 Drawer Unit (32.5″ wide x 17″ deep x 15.5″ high): $800.00
Tray unit: $150.00
Tray Seat Cushion: $195.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $995.00
Availability: Buy Claude Modular Collection from Jonathan Adler here

Studio Nola

studioNOLA has a couple of collections that are worth taking a look at. Clean lines and durable materials make for a timeless no-frills appeal and the pricing is comparatively reasonable.

studioNOLA was founded on the idea of creating innovative, yet affordable modern furnishings while being mindful of the production process. Our goal is to provide sustainable designer-built furniture… Striving for a timeless appearance and created to be versatile in function, our furniture is constructed by hand ensuring durability and quality.

LOFT collection: NOLITA bench, 40″w x 16″d x 16″h, $799.00,
Buy it here.

KANSANESE collection: EDO bookshelf, 36″w x 12.5″d x 42″h, $999.00, Buy it here.

See more at studioNOLA.

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Studio Nola here

Son of a Bench by Blu Dot

This bench is fantastic. It’s made of interlocking loops of hot-rolled steel coated in glossy black rubber.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1299
Availability: Buy Son of a Bench by Blu Dot here

Scrub Together Bench and Cleaner Stools

Scrub Together Bench, price upon request, Buy it here.
Lazy Cleaner Stools, around £225,
Buy it here.

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Blox Bench and Cube

These stainless steel pieces are a great choice for a clean minimalist look (you just can’t get much simpler than a metal box).

Simplicity cubed in the form of a low-bench, cocktail table, or extra seating. Any way you use it, this contemporary sleek stainless steel piece sets the tone for a fabulous focal point in any room.

blox bench, 40″L X 19″W X 16.5″H, $498.00, Buy it here.
blox cube, 18″ CUBE, $298.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $298.00-$498.00
Availability: Buy Blox Bench and Cube here