Benches

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

Loop Chaise Lounge & Bench by Barber Osgerby for Cappellini

the loop chaise lounge and bench designed by barber osgerby for cappellini in 1999.

the loop series includes a wonderfully cushy bench and chaise lounge. the frame is made of poplar multi-ply and fir-wood with springs and multi-density polyurethane foam padding and upholstery with fixed cover available in a choice of fabrics or leathers. the legs are made of satined stainless steel with rubber feet.


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Purchase Information:

Price: $2930
Availability: Buy Loop Chaise Lounge & Bench by Barber Osgerby for Cappellini here

CW Bench

Why are big chunks of wood so appealing? I love the integrated black legs on this particular bench- they seem to frame the grain nicely and give an elegant yet natural appearance.

“Not every table has four legs. Aesthetically smart, this simple and
minimal design enables for its various applications throughout the home
or work environment. Cleanly constructed of a solid piece of Cherry,
its geometric and graceful design accentuates the natural beauty of the
grains and knots of the pine. The handsome wood top of the piece allows
for use as a reversible table or bench. Fusing sophistication with
functionality, the African wenge wood legs provide an exceptionally
strong support and stability. This item is made to order with a lead
time of 6-8 weeks.”

Cherry OR Butternut and African wenge wood.

H: 14”, W: 11”, L: 48”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00
Availability: Buy CW Bench here

plateau coffee table/bench by MADE

The Plateau coffee table is a multi-functional piece that can serve as a coffee table, a comfortable seat, or an ottoman on which to rest one’s feet. For those wishing to sit low to the ground, the seat can even be removed and used as a stand-alone floor cushion. The rectilinear stainless steel legs and mitered joinery enhance the clean, pared-down lines of the piece.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,490
Availability: Buy plateau coffee table/bench by MADE here

Giulio Bench

This bench is pretty stunningly simple and beautiful. It can be used as a coffee table, bench, and also at the foot of the bed. The edges are crisp and thin while it gains strength towards the center of the bench with a slight elliptical shape.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $998
Availability: Buy Giulio Bench here

Vega Bench

This might look good in an entry way, or perhaps several lining a wall would look nice in a large space.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $798
Availability: Buy Vega Bench here

Ripples Bench

This bench takes advantage of five different layers of wood- an engaging design that will no doubt be at home among other classics in years to come.

“To create his Ripples Collection (2003), Toyo Ito was inspired by the appearance of concentric circles spreading across the surface of water that’s been disturbed by a thrown pebble…Created with five layers of different woods – walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak and ash – Ripples is created by pressing together 5mm-thick layers of each wood…Due to the natural variations in the grain of these woods, every Ripples Bench is unique.”

H 16″ W 79″ D 20″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,000
Availability: Buy Ripples Bench here

fragment of stars bench

This is great because it doesn’t look like a bench, and when people aren’t sitting on it, it will look like more of an art piece.

Measures 72″ l x 17″d x 17″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,550.00
Availability: Buy fragment of stars bench here

Take a seat for the cure

DWR has 10 limited-edition Florence Knoll Benches (donated by Knoll) for auction, and all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

“On Thursday, October 25, nine auctions will be held at nine DWR Studios across the country. The proceeds will go to the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, so your donation will benefit your community. Auctions will take place at the following DWR Studios:

* Bethesda, Maryland
* Chicago, Illinois (North Ave)
* Dallas, Texas
* Newport Beach, California
* New York, New York (Flatiron)
* Portland, Oregon
* Princeton, New Jersey
* San Francisco, California (Potrero Hill)
* South Beach, Florida

Online bidding for one bench will begin October 16 and conclude October 25. All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the national chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”

Osorom Bench/Table

This would require a bit more money out of the bank than most other coffee tables, but it’s amazing, so it makes sense that it has a higher price point.

“This incredible design from Grcic features a lozenge-shaped object in white Hirek technopolymer; the cut outs create a magnificent spatial dimension and lightness with the piece. Perfect as a bench or a large surface like a coffee table – and, it can be used outdoors!”

measures 47.25″ diameter x 13.75″ height

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,673.00
Availability: Buy Osorom Bench/Table here

K-bench by Vange

I love the newspaper bench- it can be custom made from your favorite daily news…

“K-bench is an innovative combination of design and materials. Honeycomb structured it can be expanded and contracted into different shapes according to your need. Made from polypropylene it is only 16cm thick when contracted and can extend to 3 metres in length, available in white, grey and orange. Also available is a newspaper version handmade to order out of whatever newspaper you like.”

16-300L x 43H x 64.7D
(thanks Koen!)
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More information:

View K-bench by Vange here

in-side bench or side table

Nice look for a nice price. Plus, it’s green.

“in-side is part of a series of modular green products created from recycled and sustainable materials. It is designed to be used as a conventional bench or side table and can used alone or in multiples. in-side is constructed of recycled double corrugated cardboard laminated with non-toxic glue with edges of tempered hardboard.”

16″ long x 10.5″ deep x 15″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy in-side bench or side table here

Arbor Tandem Loveseat

While I’m not crazy about seatbelts being used for items other than what they were intended for, I do think this particular application is nicely executed and somewhat appropriate.

“The loveseat redefined – modernized and streamlined for your contemporary lifestyle. Solid maple wood and post-industrial automotive seatbelts are the basis for this seat designed by Peter Danko, an early founder of Eco-Modernism. Made with non-toxic water based adhesives.”

8 different wood stains available

33″ tall x 47.5″ wide x 20″ deep

Purchase Information:

Price: $985.00
Availability: Buy Arbor Tandem Loveseat here

Flat Bench

This flat bench appears to float with it’s clear plexiglass feet.

“wooden and metal frame, elastic straps and multi-density
polyurethane foam. Removable cover in fabric and
leather/faux leather.”

86″l x 28″d x 16″h seat ht: 15″

Purchase Information:

Price: $4560
Availability: Buy Flat Bench here

Path seating

This is really for a business setting but it may work in the right residential space.

Purchase Information:

Price: $695-$1,145
Availability: Buy Path seating here