Benches

Suzani Coffee Table

Call me crazy, but I love the fabric on this coffee table/ottoman. I want it.

An antique and decorative tribal textile made in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian countries, suzani-or needlework-is synonymous with that region’s glorious embroideries. Traditionally used as wall hangings and prayer mats, they were a treasured addition to a bride’s dowry. In keeping with our values, we created a thoroughly eco suzani collection made from 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and sustainable sheesham wood.

51″W x 31″D x 15″H.

$895.00, now $625.00, Buy it here.
also available (shown bottom right): Red Suzani Bench, $395.00,
Buy it here.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $895.00
Availability: Buy Suzani Coffee Table here

Botanist Collection

You can now get a 10% discount on of any piece of the Botanist collection by using our ‘BTR_LIVING‘ code at checkout. (There’s also a Valentine’s sale code that gives the same, though I very much doubt you can use both.)

Our vision for “Botanist” is to create a collaborative eco-friendly product offering with internationally renowned designers and innovators that has the power to change the world. Leveraging a green approach to manufacturing and business we strongly believe you can be profitable while make a positive social and environmental impact…Botanist is committed to environmental sustainability & social awareness. 2% of all Botanist product sales are donated to charities and foundation chosen by participating collaborators.

No Ornamentation Line by Claude Zellweger: End table – $1,405.00,
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Pixel Burst Line by Yves Behar: Bench – $1,200.00, Buy it here.

Unlock the Cure Line by Kahi Lee: i Lee End table – $760.00, Buy it here.

Lines Line by Massimo and Lella Vignelli: Cocktail table – $1,200.00, Buy it here.

Plank Dining Table & Bench

Gus* Modern has added a new dining collection to its repertoire. Looks good and the price seems competitive to other (quality) dining tables.

Perfect for a modern or traditional space, the Plank Dining Table from Gus Modern is made of solid wood and will last the test of time. Use the beautiful Plank Dining Bench by Gus Modern, the Gus Modern Thompson Chairs or a combination of both to meet your dining needs.

Plank Dining Table, 18″ H x 59″ W x 14″ D, $1,450.00
Plank Bench, $575.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00-$1,450.00
Availability: Buy Plank Dining Table & Bench here

The Avenue First Block / Parc

The stitch print on these ‘blocks’ would really give a feeling of texture to a room, and considering how easy the fabric is to care for it’s a no brainer for kids or pets.

The fatboy avenue can be arranged into any imaginable seating arrangement including an island, snake, or circle, providing you with your own personal lounge. The chic design is ideal for any space, from your office to your outdoor patio. The different shapes of the avenue include a square design, called the first avenue, and a quarter circle design, called the second avenue. Each of these models is available in a geometric stitch print, “the block”, or a floral stitch motif, “the parc.”

Material: Coated Polyester Cover, Polystyrene Foam Block.
Available in lime green, black, white, taupe, red and light blue.
23 x 23 x 18 1/2 (inches)

$249.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Availability: Buy The Avenue First Block / Parc here

031 lin pod bench

This is slightly reminiscent of something you might find in a doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room, if the doctor or dentist was unbelievably cool. If you buy this, you might have to pretend to be unbelievably cool, otherwise it just won’t work. Trust me.

Slender contours of upholstery fluidly move from one feature to the next. the backrest slopes downward to the seat which extends outward to contain a pot of greenery. By placing plant life in such an intimate position, Lin Pod Bench creates a peaceful atmosphere that connects us more deeply with nature. A solid wood leg frame raises the upholstered form, enhancing the inherent visual levity.

Design Leif.designpark, 2007.
Offered in traditional oiled oak, white oiled oak or traditional oiled Walnut. Upholstered in your choice of cotton or wool upholstery.
69.3″ w | 23.2″ d | 26.5″ h
$2,195.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,195.00
Availability: Buy 031 lin pod bench here

MauMau Bench by Antlantico

Take a look at this bench; the cross braces create pattern and interest on an otherwise simple spare design.

The wood used to create this product is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Made from solid wood, MauMau Bench pushes the boundaries of the material, creating a sturdy timber form that appears to have been constructed from folded paper. What at a distance seems to be a basic shape, becomes increasingly complex as you move closer.

Available solid woods: Oak (specify white or traditional oiled), Cherry, Walnut (add $450), or Painted Beech (Shown in traditional oiled Walnut)
41.14″ x 14.57″ x 17.72″

$1,195.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,195.00
Availability: Buy MauMau Bench by Antlantico here

Bench Table by Arvid

Funny how the right sort of photograph can have you thinking a simple piece of furniture is the coolest thing ever (today).

a rectangular low table created specifically to double as a wooden bench – a feature which can be enhanced greatly with the optional folding bench cushion.
the bench comes in either oiled, rift cut european white oak or white corian and has a solid matte stainless base with built-in leveling glides.
the folding bench cushion easily folds in half for storage, has a high-density polyureethane foam cover ( with zipper closure ) and is available in several fabrics.

60″w x 20″d x 12.875″h
$2,050.00,
Buy it here.

(goodness, the cushion is extra: $400.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,050.00
Availability: Buy Bench Table by Arvid here

Carved Bench

The only thing that keeps me from labeling my design style as full-on modern is my slight obsession with all things antique, or maybe not all things, because there’s some pretty hideous furniture out there, but a fair portion at least. This bench has that ever-intriguing antique look along with the nice bullet point of being built from reclaimed wood salvaged from Korean farmhouses. It looks like the perfect companion to an empty entrance hall.

“This carved wooden bench features classic spiral patterns skirting the base of the seat and a beautiful patina.
The surface is smooth to the touch…”

74″w x 15″d x 22.5″h (exterior)
$650, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $650
Availability: Buy Carved Bench here

Kattbank 48″ Bench

If I had a nickel for every time someone talked about needing a decent way to conceal a litter box, I’d have about 40 cents. Unfortunately that comes nowhere near paying for this particular solution.

A modern bench designed to conceal the cat litter box. The streamlined appearance hides its purpose. European hardware offers soft-close lid support to open and close without slamming. The interior is cleverly vented to provide adequate airflow for the cats health, yet does not give up any offending odors.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Kattbank 48″ Bench here

Blu Dot: Son Of A Bench

This bench is absolutely spectacular. If you’ve got the money, buy it.

“Is it a bench, a coffee table, or a sculpture? Yes, it is! The Son Of A Bench features interlocking loops of hot-rolled steel create an intriguing form of mass and negative space. A glossy black rubber-dipped skin positively drips with attitude.”

54 W x 16 H x 15 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $1299.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot: Son Of A Bench here

Mutabor seating and storage

Such an interesting piece, it can be used as seating and a storage bin.

Mutabor m is an innovative combination of rigid lines and fluid shapes. multiple pieces can be combined to form a modular seating arrangement. upside down, these seats double as a storage bin. turned on their side, they act as a table. constructed from a single sheet of powder-coated steel. suitable for both indoor or outdoor use. 60x30x38h cm [23.6"x11.8"x15"].

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy Mutabor seating and storage here

Shoe Bench by Reform

Bamboo is becoming a fast favorite in product use for good reason; it’s rapidly renewable and durable.

“This sturdy bamboo bench with open-ended cubby holes will easily accommodate shoes and hide clutter when placed in a foyer or at the foot of the bed. It’s treated with a water-based, low-VOC clear finish.”

16″ x 42″ x 18″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $675.00
Availability: Buy Shoe Bench by Reform here

Bench With Moveable Tray

This looks like a good choice if you need bench with storage options for miscellany.

“This exceptionally comfortable bench is perfect in an entryway, living room, or bedroom. But what makes it really special is that this bench is also a coffee table, a storage unit, and a shelf! Solid pine frame houses three drawers to conveniently store anything from gloves and scarves to DVDs, plus a roomy and decorative shelf to store smaller items within easy reach. Moveable bent tray slides horizontally or can be removed completely.”

Solid taeda pine frame, bent plywood tray. Cast-brass hardware.

60″L x 16.75″D x 19″H

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $946.00
Availability: Buy Bench With Moveable Tray here

Divide Bench

This powder-coated steel bench is perfect for indoor or outdoor applications. Also available in custom colors.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1999
Availability: Buy Divide Bench here

Frank Gehry Sofa

On my commute to work everyday I get to see the gorgeous LA Philharmonic building designed by Frank Gehry. If I had a back yard fabulous enough to justify it, I would get the Frank Gehry Sofa. It’s currently on sale and almost sold out at DWR.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1020
Availability: Buy Frank Gehry Sofa here