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Giac Settee with Oil-Rubbed Bronze Hand Patinated Frame Contemporary Seating
By DLV
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With its sinuous, classical line, the Giac collection is named after Giacometti, its inspiration. The collection provides an elegant and sleek seating option that appears delicate bu...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Settees

Materials

Aluminum, Aluminum

Modern Cube Side Tables & Bench Set in Aluminum 1970 Paul Evans Style
Located in National City, CA
Modern minimalism geometric cube aluminum side tables (2) and bench (1) set 1970s vintage modern constructed in aluminum. No markings from the maker. Raised geometric diamond patte...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Tandem Sling by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Four-Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ray and Charles Eames were commissioned to design the perfect utilitarian seating for the first international airports in 1962, created for comfort and convenience. For the modern-da...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

John Vesey Aluminum and Walnut Folding Directoire Bench, circa 1958
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Such an incredible rare example of precision design of the 1950s, by John Vesey Inc, this aluminum Classic Folding Bench in the Directoire style is in high-demand and sought after by...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Large Scale Aluminum John Behringer Link Bench for J G Furniture, Midcentury
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Large scale link aluminum bench designed by John Behringer for J.G. furniture, 1960. Eero Saarinen used these benches in his TWA terminal. In the permanent collection at MOMA. This s...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Modernist Polished Aluminum Set of 5 Bar Stools by Allermuir, 1990s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic set of five counter bar stools, made of polished aluminum the Luna collection by Marchant & Lyndon for Allermuir, circa 1990s. In excellent cond...
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1990s Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll Sling Settee Sofa Design, 1970s
Located in Buffalo, NY
Iconic Knoll sling bench designed by Hannah Morrison, black coated aluminum frame with grey wool upholstery. Some small marks on the frame but in otherwise great condition for its a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Rare Midcentury Ottoman or Stool for Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful and seldom seen ottoman, bench or stool by Vincent Cafiero for knoll. Featuring a tufted seat in newly recovered Spinneybeck leather. Having ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Postmodern Bench Purple Vinyl & Brushed Aluminum Bases after the Memphis Group
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous postmodern benches reminiscent of The Memphis Group. Comprised of purple vinyl upholstered foam cushions with turquoise and blue center stripe and extruded brushed aluminum ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Pair of Folding Benches, Stools by John Vesey
Located in Pawtucket, RI
A beautiful pair of extremely well engineered and designed folding benches from John Vesey. Made from brushed and lacquered aluminum with walnut handles. Bench seats with some age ap...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Jørgen Høj 'Danish, 1925–1994' Aluminum Stools/Benches
Located in San Francisco, CA
Each square stool composed of rectilinear tubes fitted with leather strapwork supporting loose cushions; Jørgen Høj was originally trained as a metal worker and upholsterer at the Co...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern White Enameled Aluminum Benches, Superstudio
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern white enameled aluminum benches, stools or ottomans attributed to Superstudio. The benches are in reverse U-shaped form and composed of a series...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Brown Jordan Nomad Ottomans Folding Campaign Style, 1970s
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern Brown Jordan Original Nomad collection ottomans, circa 1970s. Features original brown colored powder-coated aluminum/metal frames with brown mes...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Large Ward Bennett Round Swivel Ottoman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Large Ward Bennett round swivel ottoman New upholstered in a black Italian velvet.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Upholstered Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage modern bench, freshly upholstered in fabric with C-scroll back and aluminum legs, circa 1950s. Made in the United States.
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Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Upholstered Bench
  • Modern Upholstered Bench
H 32.50 in. W 43.00 in. D 17.00 in.
John Dickinson Style Modern Paw Stool Bench
Located in Miami, FL
A solid cast metal bench or stool with a white finish. Upholstered seat. Nice detail and striking design.
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Vintage 1970s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • John Dickinson Style Modern Paw Stool Bench
  • John Dickinson Style Modern Paw Stool Bench
  • John Dickinson Style Modern Paw Stool Bench
  • John Dickinson Style Modern Paw Stool Bench
H 18.5 in. W 21 in. D 18.5 in.
Victorian Style Garden Bench
Located in London, GB
An English Victorian style, green painted garden bench.
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Mid-20th Century English Victorian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Victorian Style Garden Bench
  • Victorian Style Garden Bench
  • Victorian Style Garden Bench
  • Victorian Style Garden Bench
H 31.5 in. W 33.86 in. D 17.33 in.
Tandem Airport Seating for Four by Charles & Ray Eames, Black Leather, Aluminum
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four seat tandem seating sofa unit designed by Charles and Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. Very good to excellent conditon. No tears, scuffs, holes of any kind to the leath...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Brushed Aluminum and Leather Bench
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1980s brushed aluminum with soft leather bench. Very well constructed. The legs are adjustable for two different positions, they unscrew and there are screw holes that are closer...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Brushed Aluminum and Leather Bench
  • Brushed Aluminum and Leather Bench
  • Brushed Aluminum and Leather Bench
  • Brushed Aluminum and Leather Bench
H 18 in. W 72.5 in. D 19 in.
Italian Neoclassical Cast Aluminum Figural Bench Settee attributed to Molla
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Italian neoclassical style cast aluminum figural bench settee attributed to Molla. Listing features heavy cast aluminum construction, pierced filigree design seat, tapered legs, swan...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern White Enameled Aluminum Bench Attributed to Superstudio
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern white enameled aluminum bench attributed to Superstudio. The bench is in reverse U-shaped form and composed of a series of grooved pieces of aluminum. I...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Tournus Benches
Located in New York, NY
Large Tournus benches in enameled cast aluminum and bronze with newly upholstered tops. Price is for one.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Pair of Tournus Benches
  • Pair of Tournus Benches
  • Pair of Tournus Benches
  • Pair of Tournus Benches
H 20 in. W 31 in. D 18 in.
Jacques Tournus Bench Seats
Located in New York, NY
Jacques Tournus benches cast aluminum in black enamel base, iron and brass, with leather seat. Very good to excellent condition.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

  • Jacques Tournus Bench Seats
  • Jacques Tournus Bench Seats
  • Jacques Tournus Bench Seats
  • Jacques Tournus Bench Seats
H 20 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Vintage Modern Woodard Bench / Coffee Table in Lime
Located in Chicago, IL
A Woodard aluminum frame in lime green. Can either be a coffee table with a added top, or a bench with added upholstery.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Polished Aluminium Leather Top Bench in the Manner of Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
A 20th century polished aluminium bench with recent leather top in the style of Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Clean Lined Aluminum Bench by Paul Mayen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined aluminum bench designed by Paul Mayen for Habitat, England, circa 1970s. It has been reupholstered in a plush navy blue velvet.
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

  • Clean Lined Aluminum Bench by Paul Mayen
  • Clean Lined Aluminum Bench by Paul Mayen
  • Clean Lined Aluminum Bench by Paul Mayen
  • Clean Lined Aluminum Bench by Paul Mayen
H 18.5 in. W 56 in. D 18 in.
Thinline Aluminum Ottomans/ Benches in Chartreuse Green
Located in East Hampton, NY
Set of 2 klismos style ottomans/ benches in aluminum by Thinline. Powder-coated in chartreuse color, with custom heavy woven linen cushion.
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Vintage 1960s American Classical Greek Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Aluminum

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Midcentury Brazilian Bench with Aluminum and Jacaranda
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Liceu de Artes e Ofícios Midcentury Brazilian bench with aluminum and jacaranda structure. Its main feature is its side tables where objects can be supported.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

1980s Cast Aluminium Solid Metal White Garden Bench with Grapes Flower Garlands
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s cast aluminium solid metal white garden bench with grapes, flower garlands and animal head on armrests.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Three Outdoor Benches
Located in New York, NY
Set of three outdoor benches. The Geometric design Aluminum frame has been newly re powder coated in a steel gray finish. The cushions have also been newly reupholstered in as sunb...
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Vintage 1960s American Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

  • Set of Three Outdoor Benches
  • Set of Three Outdoor Benches
  • Set of Three Outdoor Benches
  • Set of Three Outdoor Benches
H 21 in. W 48 in. D 30 in.
Modernist Italian Bench
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modernist Italian bench, circa 1960s. Marked Made In Italy underneath. It is constructed of anodized aluminum with a brass color finish with bronze color feet. It has been reupholste...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Modernist Italian Bench
  • Modernist Italian Bench
  • Modernist Italian Bench
  • Modernist Italian Bench
H 17 in. W 48.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Aluminum Upholstered Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A nice diminutive seat.
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Vintage 1970s American Stools

Materials

Aluminum

  • Aluminum Upholstered Bench
  • Aluminum Upholstered Bench
  • Aluminum Upholstered Bench
  • Aluminum Upholstered Bench
H 18.00 in. W 22.00 in. D 24.00 in.
Pair of Classic Aluminum Folding Benches by John Vesey
Located in New York, NY
A pair of folding chair benches in brushed aluminum designed with precision engineering for a sleek look and finely crafted seat. By John Vesey. American, circa 1959. Overall height:...
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Vintage 1950s American Minimalist Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Geoffrey Harcourt Waiting Room Bench, Multiple Seating System for Artifort ,1968
Located in Antwerp, BE
Timeless office or waiting area seating, designed in 1968 by Geoffrey D. Harcourt for Artifort. Five pieces of this modular multiple seating system, with cast aluminium leg frames an...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Metal, Aluminum

Extra Large Neoclassical Floral Garden Bench
Located in Redding, CT
Extra large neoclassical floral garden bench. Perfect for a garden or patio. Extra long for plenty of seating. Ornate scroll work with flowers. Lightweight for easy moving. This benc...
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Vintage 1960s American Neoclassical Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Neoclassical White Garden Bench
Located in Redding, CT
Neoclassical white garden bench. Perfect size to move easily around your garden. Petite and highly decorative with all of its scrolls and embellishments. Recently refinished and repa...
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Vintage 1950s Neoclassical Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

  • Neoclassical White Garden Bench
  • Neoclassical White Garden Bench
  • Neoclassical White Garden Bench
  • Neoclassical White Garden Bench
H 27 in. W 37 in. D 16 in.
Unique Mid-Century Modern Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern bench features decorative vinyl upholstery, a wood frame, and aluminum legs. Sleek design offers comfort with its thick padded seating. This versatile mi...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Unique Mid-Century Modern Bench
  • Unique Mid-Century Modern Bench
  • Unique Mid-Century Modern Bench
  • Unique Mid-Century Modern Bench
H 17.5 in. W 67 in. D 19 in.
Long Solid Walnut-Top Coffee Table or Bench
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern long board coffee table. Solid walnut top and legs.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Warren McArthur Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
Warren McArthur settee, American, circa 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Settees

Materials

Aluminum

  • Warren McArthur Settee
  • Warren McArthur Settee
  • Warren McArthur Settee
  • Warren McArthur Settee
H 32 in. W 45 in. D 19 in.
8FT Hannah Morrison for Knoll Four-Seat Airport Seating
Located in Pasadena, TX
A four-person Mid-Century Modern sofa designed by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll. Part of the Morrison-Hannah Collection which debuted in 1973 and won an Industrial Desig...
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Vintage 1970s Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Magnificent Herman Miller Style Long Faux Leather Tufted Aluminum Base Bench
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Herman Miller style long faux white leather tufted bench with polished aluminum three-legged base.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

7FT John Mascheroni Chrome Tufted Bench
Located in Pasadena, TX
Stunning modern bench designed by John Mascheroni for the Tubo series. Polished aluminum frame with new faux leather button tufted upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • 7FT John Mascheroni Chrome Tufted Bench
  • 7FT John Mascheroni Chrome Tufted Bench
  • 7FT John Mascheroni Chrome Tufted Bench
  • 7FT John Mascheroni Chrome Tufted Bench
H 19 in. W 84 in. D 24.5 in.
Milo Baughman Style Bench Stools Polished Aluminum Upholstered 2 pairs available
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,500 a PAIR....Offered in pairs, from the 1960s, stools or benches in the style of Milo Baughman. With polished X-aluminum bases with superb upholstered seats in vinta...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Molla Neoclassical Garden Bench Settee with Dolphin Arms
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish cast aluminum garden bench or settee by Molla. Features a neoclassical theme with swag decorated backrest centered by sunbursts. The seats have stylized acanthus motifs and t...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Milton Glaser Epigram Short Bench "The End Table to End All End Tables"
Located in Southampton, NY
Milton Glaser Epigram short bench "The End Table to End All End Tables". Metal bench with cut out letters reading "The End Table to End All End Tables". Marked underneath Milton Glas...
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Late 20th Century American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Georges Candilis & Anja Blomstedt Bench, France, 1968
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Georges Candilis & Anja Blomstedt 'Plein' three-seat bench, made of ash with aluminum angle brackets. This bench is part of a large lot of items from the Les Carrats resort in P...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

White Painted Cast Aluminum Gothic Bench
Located in Washington, DC
A white painted cast aluminum Gothic bench.
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Vintage 1950s French Gothic Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

  • White Painted Cast Aluminum Gothic Bench
  • White Painted Cast Aluminum Gothic Bench
  • White Painted Cast Aluminum Gothic Bench
  • White Painted Cast Aluminum Gothic Bench
H 32.75 in. W 59 in. D 19.38 in.
Arthur Umanoff Walnut and Aluminum Sofa or Bench for Madison Furniture, 1950s
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very cool modular two-seat sofa made in walnut with aluminium accents and covered in green Naugahyde designed by Arthur Umanoff in the 1950s for Madison Furniture Industries. Overall...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Slatted Bench, late 20th century
Located in New York, NY
Aluminum Slatted bench with Lucite spacers in the style of John Vesey. Very well designed and made. No seams, welded mitered legs with two rows of Lucite spacers along the side - leg...
Category

1990s Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Slatted Bench, late 20th century
  • Slatted Bench, late 20th century
  • Slatted Bench, late 20th century
  • Slatted Bench, late 20th century
H 16 in. W 47.5 in. D 16 in.
Bench by Lievore, Altherr and Molina for Aero Sellex
Located in New York, NY
The Aero alum upholstered bench from Sellex. Designed by Lievore, Altherr & Molina. Aero Alum 10 Ft. bench is a multi-award winning bench for public spaces. Manufactured with ext...
Category

Vintage 1980s Benches

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Stunning Sculpted Cast Aluminum and Button Tufted Leather Benches
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of polished aluminum and leather benches, circa late 1950s. The cabriolet legs have been hand polished giving them the appearance of being silver leafed. The button tufted leath...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Neoclassical Window Seat Bench by Palladio
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
High-style bench, in contemporary Neoclassical style, with painted and parcel gilt aluminum frame, double drop-in cushion on scalloped apron, flanked by scrolling arms decorated with...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Neoclassical Window Seat Bench by Palladio
  • Neoclassical Window Seat Bench by Palladio
  • Neoclassical Window Seat Bench by Palladio
  • Neoclassical Window Seat Bench by Palladio
H 25.5 in. W 47 in. D 17 in.
Osvaldo Borsani Red Metal Bench for Tecno
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bench, in metal and aluminum, by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1982. This bench was designed by Osvaldo Borsani for the Milanese airport Malpensa. The seating consist of a me...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

  • Osvaldo Borsani Red Metal Bench for Tecno
  • Osvaldo Borsani Red Metal Bench for Tecno
  • Osvaldo Borsani Red Metal Bench for Tecno
  • Osvaldo Borsani Red Metal Bench for Tecno
H 30.52 in. W 70.87 in. D 31.89 in.
Rare 3473 Channel Seat and Back Sofa by Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare 3473 sofa by Charles Eames. Retains original oatmeal color wool fabric, showroom condition! No sag, puckering etc. Cast aluminium frame, Channeled back and seat. Produced only f...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Milton Glaser Epigram Long Bench "Sit Right Down and Make Yourself Comfortable"
Located in Southampton, NY
Milton Glaser epigram long bench "Sit Right Down and Make Yourself Comfortable". Powder coated aluminum, perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Marked Milton Glaser.
Category

Late 20th Century American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminium Framed Upholstered Bench, 1969
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
An aluminium framed linen fuschia pink houndstooth upholstered shallow button top bench, 1969.    
Category

Vintage 1960s Stools

Materials

Aluminum

  • Aluminium Framed Upholstered Bench, 1969
  • Aluminium Framed Upholstered Bench, 1969
  • Aluminium Framed Upholstered Bench, 1969
  • Aluminium Framed Upholstered Bench, 1969
H 17.33 in. W 51.97 in. D 18.9 in.
Milo Baughman Style Tufted Aluminum Stool or Bench, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely Milo Baughman style tufted bench with an aluminum frame. The seat cushion is very comfortable and stylish-would look great in front of a vanity or makeup station. We love th...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

6 ft. Aluminum Bench
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Lightweight extruded Aluminum Bench. Great for HDTV. Easy to move
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • 6 ft. Aluminum Bench
  • 6 ft. Aluminum Bench
  • 6 ft. Aluminum Bench
  • 6 ft. Aluminum Bench
H 18 in. W 72 in. D 10.25 in.
Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 by Donald Judd
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 by Donald Judd, in traffic black enameled aluminum, manufactured by Janssen CV, Holland. Approximately 10 examples of the Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 were pr...
Category

Late 20th Century Dutch Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 by Donald Judd
  • Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 by Donald Judd
  • Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 by Donald Judd
  • Seat/Table/Shelf/Seat #59 by Donald Judd
H 29.5 in. W 59.1 in. D 19.7 in.
Eames for Herman Miller Tandem Sling Bench in Copper Edelman Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ray & Charles Eames were commissioned to design the perfect utilitarian seating for the first international airports in 1962. Created for comfort and convenience, this chair is iconi...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

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20th Century Aluminum Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of 20th century aluminum benches is available at 1stDibs. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Neoclassical 20th century aluminum benches are consistently popular styles. Many 20th century aluminum benches are appealing in their simplicity, but Friso Kramer, Wilkhahn and Charles and Ray Eames produced popular 20th century aluminum benches that are worth a look.

How Much are 20th Century Aluminum Benches?

Prices for 20th century aluminum benches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, 20th century aluminum benches begin at $500 and can go as high as $25,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,700.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — benches are storage pieces, stylish accents and statement-making additional seating.

Today, benches are a great option to maximize seating in your house and outdoor space. The perfect option to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in foyers and entryways, benches can also transform dining areas, making it possible to host a hungry family with limited space. Whether you’re sprucing up your entertaining with upholstered Empire-style benches or adding more options to a dining room that’s seen a farmhouse makeover, this humble furnishing has only become more versatile over the years. Designers have recognized the demand for a good bench, crafting the convenient seating alternative from a range of materials, including wood, iron and even concrete.

Mid-century modern benches from George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand and the pared-down Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller are classics of innovation, but maybe you’re looking for a more unique design approach to your home's seating. Opt for something totally outside the box — an antique pine church-pew bench paired with a vintage wool throw and stationed under the mounted coatrack in your mudroom is a distinctive touch.

For your outdoor oasis, a wrought-iron patio bench is the obvious choice but not the only option. An enclosed back patio would do well to inherit a rattan bench with cushions, but it can be susceptible to weathering and should be covered or moved indoors when not in use.

Whatever your seating arrangement needs are, find vintage, new and antique benches for every space on 1stDibs.