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Shinto bench

I like insanely modern furniture. The kind that makes your head spin around and wonder what century you live in. But sometimes, just sometimes, I like to cleanse my palate with some good old fashioned furniture that looks like it could have been made in the 16th century in Asia. This Shinto bench is one such piece: Its sophisticated and subtle styling blends into a modern decor since it’s handmade by master woodworkers in China. What’s more, it’s harvested responsibly from Chinese forests.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Shinto bench here

Stainless Steel Bench and Stool

For outdoors or in, this bench and stool are something to consider. The prices aren’t so bad, and the style fits into the modern/minimal look quite easily…you could also use them as a coffee/side table if you wanted to…

Stool, 16w x 16d x 16h

Bench, 55w x 16d x 16h

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Bench and Stool here

Pankotto Bench

For anyone looking to furnish their outdoor space with some sturdy, weather-friendly seating (or tables), this collection is sure to please.


Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Umodern

Pure Bench

This bench would be great as a impromptu coffee table or a little seat when necessary. It would work well in an office or library too.

38l x 18d x 19h
stained solid birch/microfiber

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Momo bench

All in all, this is an outstanding price for a great furniture piece, especially one that has won the Pure Design Award (Tokyo Designer’s Block, 2002).

Designer: Kyoko Inoda and Niles Sveje

“The sensual curved veneer ply comes in Maple, Walnut, and Black Stained Ash. The frame is a bent laser-cut steel frame with an aluminum alloy plating.

We can see why this is an award winning contemporary bench design. It’s simplistic elegance looks and feels magnificent in any modern setting.

It is perfect with the matching stool!”

47″W x 16″D x 16″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $605
Availability: Buy Momo bench here

xl bench

Another great creation from Scrapile, the Brookly duo who reclaim woodscraps and turn them into furniture masterpieces. I’m considering making my house a “no shoe” house because I’d like to invest in a few nice wool rugs. This bench would go really well in a front entry and would accomodate several pairs of guests shoes on the bottom shelf.

Measurements: H 16″ x W 72″ x D 12″

Lead Time: All Scrapile items are made to order and will ship in approx. 6 weeks. Please allow for another 2-3 weeks in transit. Shipping on all Scrapile items is always free.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,050
Availability: Buy xl bench here

cache storage bench

It’s a bench! It’s a storage bin! You can put your stuff in here and then sit on it. Will wonders never cease?

Materials: 1 3/4″ solid wood gables wrapped in molded birch plywood.

This item is no longer available from the original retailer, gnr8. 10/26/14

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No longer available.

Rosewood Short Bench

It’s a short Rosewood Bench. It’s simple, has a lovely wood grain, and hopefully won’t break anybody’s bank.

12″ x 20″ x 17″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
Availability: Buy Rosewood Short Bench here

BdLove Lamp

Especially well suited for outdoor or rather large residential spaces, the BdLove Lamp is a bench with built in lighting.

Can be used outside or inside.
Dimensions: 55.5″ x 47.25″ x 118.2″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $2436
Availability: Buy BdLove Lamp here

Sande Collection

Okay, what you see here (from left to right) is the Sande Wave Table, the Sande Side Table, and the Sande Mag Bench. Designed and manufactured by David Brunicardi, each piece is made of repeat laminated, eco-friendly plywood from Ecuador. They’re all quite nice- also keep in mind they are hand made, so that’s why there are some zeros on the price tag.

Sande Wave Table $2,200.00
46 L x20 W x15 H

Sande Mag Bench $1750.00
39 L x18 W x13.50 H

Sande Side Table $700.00
24 L x17 W x17 H

Sande Cubes (set of three) $330.00
6.75 W x6.75 H x6.75 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $330-$2,200
Availability: Buy Sande Collection here

Vessel Squat Bench

An inexpensive simple bench that doesn’t hurt the eyes. You also have the option of getting a Flop cushion (shown above as well) which has the extra nice feature of folding in half and fitting inside one of the legs of the Squat bench. You can also stack the benches to make shelves (see below).

Squat Bench available in black, red, or white.

Materials: Laminated birch plywood with aluminum legs
40″L x15″W x13.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Availability: Buy Vessel Squat Bench here

Pablo : Light Table Bench

Another lovely light table/bench. On 2Modern’s site they mention it is “also suitable for displaying photos and other objects of desire.” Hmm, what would you put on it?

Material: White translucent acrylic top with clear acrylic support ends.
Cord Set and Bulb: Fabric cord set with on/off switch located on Light Table. Bulb: (2) 38W fluorescent 120 volt.
Specs: 12h x 12w x 52l (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Availability: Buy Pablo : Light Table Bench here

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S bench

Continuing on in the spirit of things shaped like the letter ‘s’, here’s a bench by designer Michael Cannamela for 3 Square Design. Very “sexy”, as they say.

Available in walnut, maple or cherry wood.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1300.00
Availability: Buy S bench here

Maple Bench

This bench would be at home in any room- living room, bathroom, (my room)… It’s also available in Cherry and Walnut.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1800
Availability: Buy Maple Bench here

The Lubin Bench

Take one part coffee table, one part bench, and one part magazine rack and you’ve got the Lubin Bench by Mebel Furniture.

Available in Walnut, Dark Walnut, Maple and an assortment of cushion fabrics.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1995.00
Availability: Buy The Lubin Bench here