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Karl Springer Stainless Steel and Upholstered Soufflé Pouf or Ottoman Vintage
By Karl Springer
Located in North Miami, FL
This ultra-chic and large Karl Springer style soufflé pouf or ottoman has been newly fully restored and re-upholstered and the brass-plated aluminum original base has been changed to...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Karl Springer Cantilevered Mushroom Bench 1980s 'signed'
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
"Mushroom Bench", cantilevered in polished stainless steel with upholstered leather seat, by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed with Karl Springer metal label on bottom). A rare ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless and Mohair Bench, 1970
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Stainless and mohair bench, 1970. Heavy tubular stainless steel, in the style of Karl Springer.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

  • Stainless and Mohair Bench, 1970
  • Stainless and Mohair Bench, 1970
  • Stainless and Mohair Bench, 1970
  • Stainless and Mohair Bench, 1970
H 16 in. W 60 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Benches in Stainless Steel and Brass Attributed to Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic pair of benches are attributed to Maison Jansen and they date to the 1970s. Note: The set has been professionally polished and the bras lacquered.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Vintage Bench by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, 1960s
By Artifort, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice and solid bench, designed by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort in the 60's. Strong structure with wooden slats and steel. Can be used inside or outside.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Vintage Bench by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, 1960s
  • Vintage Bench by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, 1960s
  • Vintage Bench by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, 1960s
  • Vintage Bench by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, 1960s
H 25.99 in. W 49.61 in. D 32.68 in.
Karl Springer Stainless Steel & Leather Bench, 1980’s
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Karl Springer stainless steel and leather bench, circa 1980’s. All original.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mastercraft Italian Hollywood Regency Tufted Orange Bench Stainless Steel Legs
By Mastercraft
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Hollywood Regency Mastercraft style bench in orange / purple tufted fabric tapered with polished stainless steel legs. This bench is ready for a new home.   
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimal Modern Superlight 530 Sofa by Barber & Osgerby for Cappellini, 2000
By Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Cappellini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal Modern Superlight 530 Sofa by Barber & Osgerby for Cappellini, 2000. The Superlight 530 series was designed by Barber & Osgerby for Cappellini in 2000. Many of E. Barber an...
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Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel and Woven Leather Benches by Ralph Lauren
By Ralph Lauren, Florence Knoll
Located in Rochester, NY
A beautiful matching pair of stainless steel frame classic long benches with black woven saddle leather seats by Ralph Lauren, circa 1980. Great original vintage condition. Look at a...
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Late 20th Century American International Style Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

François Monnet Bench Stainless Steel and Tufted Faux Leather
By François Monnet
Located in Miami, FL
A rare François Monnet bench, stainless steel and white leather. French Mid-Century Modern craftsmanship.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Polish Stainless Steel and Leather “JMF Bench” by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular 1970s polished stainless steel and suede leather “JMF Bench” by renowned American designer Karl Springer. The bench is constructed of solid stainless steel that’s polis...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

George Nelson Steel Frame Planter Bench for Herman Miller, 1960's
By George Nelson
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
George Nelson bench with stainless steel planter box, new tangerine linen upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

77" Pax Bench by Gary L. Lee
By Gary Lee
Located in Pasadena, TX
By Cumberland Furniture 77" Pax Bench by Gary L. Lee The Pax minimalist bench features two stainless steel angles at each end that are mitered into the top and bottom wood rai...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • 77" Pax Bench by Gary L. Lee
  • 77" Pax Bench by Gary L. Lee
  • 77" Pax Bench by Gary L. Lee
  • 77" Pax Bench by Gary L. Lee
H 18 in. W 77 in. D 22.5 in.
Massive Huge Chrome Rectangle Shape Slated Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large rectangle stainless steel coffee table. Super sleek architectural look. In some cases may function as a wide bench.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Pair of Classic Black Leather and Steel Benches
By Milo Baughman
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A great pair of benches with original black leather and chrome steel. Nicely architectural detailing, attributed to Milo Baughman, circa 1970s. Heavy (solid steel) and well made in v...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Long Stainless Steel Bench/Table with Cararra marble Top
Located in New York, NY
Long stainless steel bench/table with Cararra marble top.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Carrara Marble, Stainless Steel

Vintage Ebonized George Nelson Style Bench with Leather Seat
By George Nelson
Located in North York, ON
Vintage ebonized George Nelson style bench with leather seat. Restored by the Carrocel professionals in a satin black lacquer finish with new white Italian leather. The stainless ste...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Nico Zographos Chrome and Leather Large Bench Extra Wide Daybed
By Nico Zoographos
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Nico Zographos heavy stainless steel tufted leather upholstery bench almost daybed size. NYC area delivery starts from $150.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Stainless Steel

François Monnet Bench, Pair Available
By François Monnet
Located in Miami, FL
A rare François Monnet bench, stainless steel and white faux Leather, pair available. Priced individually.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • François Monnet Bench, Pair Available
  • François Monnet Bench, Pair Available
  • François Monnet Bench, Pair Available
  • François Monnet Bench, Pair Available
H 19.5 in. W 40 in. D 17 in.
Harvey Probber Style Biscuit Tufted Grey Velvet and Steel Bench or Ottoman
By Harvey Probber
Located in Miami, FL
Biscuit tufted bench or ottoman stool rendered in grey, gray velvet and mirror polished stainless steel in the style of Harvey Probber
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gordon Chandler Bench Sculpture
By Gordon Chandler
Located in Highland, IN
Georgia-based sculptor Gordon Chandler created a series of large benches in the 1990s using reclaimed metal. They were intended to be used either indoors or out. This beautiful examp...
Category

20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

  • Gordon Chandler Bench Sculpture
  • Gordon Chandler Bench Sculpture
  • Gordon Chandler Bench Sculpture
  • Gordon Chandler Bench Sculpture
H 36 in. W 74 in. D 26 in.
Ward Bennett Style Chrome and Leather X-Base Stool
By Ward Bennett
Located in Highland, IN
This delightful stool in the manner of Ward Bennett has a strong, simple X-form base in chrome-plated tubular steel and is topped with a seat cushion of black patent faux-snakeskin l...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Vintage Cobra Sofa Bench by Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1980s
By Erik Jørgensen, Johannes Foersom, Peter Hiort-Lorenzen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Marvelous sofa bench cobra designed by Johannes Foersom & Peter Hiort-Lorenzen for Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik in 1986 and then manufactured in the 1980s, Denmark. Cushions with beaut...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Elegant Stainless Steel "Link" Bench by John Behringer, circa 1960s
By John Behringer
Located in Buffalo, NY
Elegant stainless steel "Link" bench by John Behringer, circa 1960s. Classic 1960s design, original orange leather upholstery, the link bench is in MOMA's permanent collection. Hand ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Arthur Umanoff Mid Century Walnut and Stainless Three Seat Sofa Bench
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in La Grange, IL
Arthur Umanoff mid century walnut and stainless three seat sofa bench Sofa measures: 71 wide x 26 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 16 inches All pieces of furniture can be h...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Maria Pergay stainless steel bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maria Pergay stainless steel curved form bench from the 1980's
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Late 20th Century French Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Maria Pergay stainless steel bench
  • Maria Pergay stainless steel bench
  • Maria Pergay stainless steel bench
  • Maria Pergay stainless steel bench
H 15 in. W 48 in. D 16 in.
Black leather Florence Knoll bench with stainless steel frame
Located in New York, NY
Black leather Florence Knoll bench with stainless steel frame. This is an early version of this bench, with the original button tufted and piped leather covering.
Category

20th Century American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

c.1960 Pair of French Chrome and Leather Tabourets
Located in Chicago, IL
Very cool, high-style pair of vintage French Contemporary chrome plated steel tabourets with leather seats and solid brass attachments. The seats do need to be reupholstered.<br /> ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel, Brass, Chrome

  • c.1960 Pair of French Chrome and Leather Tabourets
  • c.1960 Pair of French Chrome and Leather Tabourets
  • c.1960 Pair of French Chrome and Leather Tabourets
  • c.1960 Pair of French Chrome and Leather Tabourets
H 18.25 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Poul Kjaerholm Black Leather & Steel PK80 Daybed by Fritz Hansen, Danish Minimal
By Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In an ongoing attempt to unite the sublime with the absolutely necessary, Poul Kjaerholm designed the PK80 daybed. The result is one of Kjaerholm's most sophisticated and iconic desi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Benches by Marcel Gascoin
Located in New York, NY
Gascoin was a mentor for a lot of young designers like Guariche, Motte,Dangles, and Paulin in their day. These benches are very high quality and very chic.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Stainless Steel Benches by Marcel Gascoin
  • Stainless Steel Benches by Marcel Gascoin
  • Stainless Steel Benches by Marcel Gascoin
  • Stainless Steel Benches by Marcel Gascoin
H 15.75 in. W 19.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Tufted Fabric & Chrome Bench
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Tufted fabric bench circa early 1970's. This bench has been newly upholstered in a tightly woven fuchsia fabric by Maharam.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Benches

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel

  • Tufted Fabric & Chrome Bench
  • Tufted Fabric & Chrome Bench
  • Tufted Fabric & Chrome Bench
  • Tufted Fabric & Chrome Bench
H 15 in. W 37 in. D 12 in.
Custom The Zographos Bench
Located in Pasadena, TX
Custom 8' The Zographos Bench with dark green tufted leather cushion with welting and buttons. Designed by Nico Zographos for Zographos New York.<br /> Base of polished flat bar st...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Custom The Zographos Bench
  • Custom The Zographos Bench
  • Custom The Zographos Bench
  • Custom The Zographos Bench
H 17.5 in. W 96 in. D 28 in.
Moderne Sculptural Stainless Steel and Upholstered Kagan Style Chaise Lounge
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in North Miami, FL
The legs have been polished, the upholstery redone... in this moderne sculptural chaise longue that has the influence, style and lines of Vladimir Kagan. It is great from all sides...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Stainless Steel

1960s Tufted Bench on Stainless Steel Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
7 feet bench on stainless steel base. Original wool upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Post-Modern luxury wood and natural leather 'Africa' bench by Tresserra
By Jaime Tresserra
Located in Antwerp, BE
Luxury High-end bench with back in cherry wood Seat and seatback in vaquetilla leather color: hazelnut. Metal fittings in stainless steel. The collection can still be made-to-order. ...
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1990s Spanish Post-Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

The Three Bench by Nicos Zographos
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Highland, IN
This beautiful, understated design is classic Zographos. The stainless steel base has radius corners and supports a tufted dark cool gray leather cushion. The proportions of this for...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • The Three Bench by Nicos Zographos
  • The Three Bench by Nicos Zographos
  • The Three Bench by Nicos Zographos
  • The Three Bench by Nicos Zographos
H 16 in. W 72 in. D 28 in.
Custom Polished Stainless Steel Modern Upholstered Bench
Located in North York, ON
This modern upholstered bench is a flashback to the 1980’s. The corduroy fabric seat is light green in color and sits atop a frame crafted out of stainless steel with a rectangular ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Daybed, 1960s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Early Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed in black leather. The Barcelona daybed/couch was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930. Knoll acquired the rights to the Barcelona collection...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Bench, 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
A stunning polished stainless steel bench. Classic design in the most unexpected material. Seamless construction in heavy gage stainless steel. A rare gem that can be used in ay room.
Category

Vintage 1970s Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  •  Stainless Steel Bench, 1970s
  •  Stainless Steel Bench, 1970s
  •  Stainless Steel Bench, 1970s
  •  Stainless Steel Bench, 1970s
H 17.75 in. W 59 in. D 14.5 in.
Stainless Steel Bench by Pace
Located in Miami, FL
A solid stainless steel frame with a fitted leather seat. Extremely high quality.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Stainless Steel Bench by Pace
  • Stainless Steel Bench by Pace
  • Stainless Steel Bench by Pace
  • Stainless Steel Bench by Pace
H 19 in. W 63 in. D 23 in.
Curule Bench
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic curule bench was custom made and acquired from a Palm Beach estate. The (new upholstery 05/01/2019) woven textured fabric is in colors of black, grey and white ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Curule Bench
  • Curule Bench
  • Curule Bench
  • Curule Bench
H 25.50 in. W 34.50 in. D 20.50 in.
Industrial Stainless Steel Bench
Located in Oakville, CT
Industrial Stainless Steel Bench
Category

20th Century American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Industrial Stainless Steel Bench
  • Industrial Stainless Steel Bench
  • Industrial Stainless Steel Bench
  • Industrial Stainless Steel Bench
H 17.75 in. W 95.75 in. D 12 in.
Paif of Leather Benches
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful pair of leather top benches/foot stools.<br /> The base is a combination of bronze and stainless.<br /> Note the detail on the feet. Dark brown/grey leather.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Benches

Materials

Bronze, Stainless Steel

  • Paif of Leather Benches
  • Paif of Leather Benches
  • Paif of Leather Benches
  • Paif of Leather Benches
H 17 in. W 19 in. D 15 in.
Karl Springer Bench in Polished Stainless Steel and Brass, 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Long bench with base in polished stainless steel with thin brass trim and upholstered seat by Karl Springer, American, 1980s. The seat is currently upholstered in leather.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

John Behringer Three-Seat Architectural Link Bench
By John Behringer
Located in North Miami, FL
This special 3 seater moderne and timeless architectural bench by John Behringeris in the permanent collection of MOMA in NYC. The polished chrome plated steel is very sculptural in ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Bench/ Coffee Table
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A redwood Mid Century bench or coffee table with slat top,six stainless steel legs with black wood block details.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Mid Century Bench/ Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Bench/ Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Bench/ Coffee Table
  • Mid Century Bench/ Coffee Table
H 11.25 in. W 72 in. D 17 in.
Danish Modern Teak and Stainless Steel Coffee Table in Style of Poul Kjaerholm
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Southampton, NJ
Beautiful Minimalist solid teak and stainless steel coffee table in the manner of Poul Kjaerholm or Illum Wikkelso. Maker is unknown. The table is in original condition and made of t...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Brueton Chrome Base X-Bench in Midnight Blue Mohair
By Brueton
Located in Wilton, CT
Stunning one of a kind vintage piece. Using the Brueton base of a table, we've created a gorgeous modernist inspired X-bench. Simple upholstery defines a Minimalist look and the midn...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

1960s Knoll-Style Black Woven Leather & Stainless Steel Bench-Table
By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
This low, modest-sized bench or table consists of black leather tautly woven around a stainless steel frame. It's a beautiful, simple design. The leather is well aged and weathered, ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Poul Kjaerholm PK80 daybed, mfg. Fritz Hansen
Located in New York, NY
Recent edition Poul Kjaerholm PK80 black leather daybed, mfg. Fritz Hansen. Coordinating coffee table also available.
Category

20th Century Danish Daybeds

Materials

Stainless Steel

Chrome and Mohair Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Triangular chrome base supports a round cushion upholstered in grey mohair. Second ottoman is available
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

  • Chrome and Mohair Ottoman
  • Chrome and Mohair Ottoman
  • Chrome and Mohair Ottoman
  • Chrome and Mohair Ottoman
H 18 in. Dm 40 in.
Sculptural Round Tubular Stainless Steel Bench
Located in Chicago, IL
Thick stainless steel tubular bench, circa 1970s. Sculptural form with raised backrest.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pace Chrome Steel Bench 1970's
Located in New York, NY
This is a 1970's Pace Bench made of chrome plated steel with an upholstered boars head top.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Benches

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel & Brass French Bench 1970's
Located in New York, NY
This is a beautiful Stainless Steel & Brass Bench. It is French, circa 1970's.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Brass

Pair of Knoll Mies Van der Rohe Stainless Steel/Leather Barcelona Benches
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in North Miami, FL
These classic and timeless Knolll Barcelona pair of benches are polished stainless steel and original white leather. The name of the leather is Spinneybeck volo white... The conditio...
Category

Late 20th Century American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Karl Springer Bench with Stainless Steel Legs, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Bench in polished stainless steel with brass trim and upholstered seat by Karl Springer, American, 1970s. Newly upholstered by Lobel Modern.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

PK91 Stool by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen
Located in New York, NY
A rare and all original PK91 folding stool by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen. Features a stainless steel frame with original black leather seat.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Decorator "X" Bench in Leather
Located in East Hampton, NY
Category

Late 20th Century American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Decorator "X" Bench in Leather
  • Decorator "X" Bench in Leather
  • Decorator "X" Bench in Leather
  • Decorator "X" Bench in Leather
H 17.5 in. W 43.5 in. D 22 in.
Cowhide Massimo Losa Ghini Plana Bench for Moroso
By Moroso, Massimo Iosa Ghini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A strikingly beautiful sofa bench designed by Massimo Losa Gini. This seating bench has gorgeous chrome legs and has been custom upholstered in fine Argentine brindle cowhide.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Nicos Zographos For Zographos Brown Leather The Three Bench
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern The Three Bench designed by Nicos Zographos and made by Zographos. A polished stainless steel base with button-tufted brown leather upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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20th Century Stainless Steel Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 20th century stainless steel benches available for sale. There are many kinds of 20th century stainless steel benches to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency 20th century stainless steel benches are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made 20th century stainless steel benches over the years, but those made by Karl Springer, Knoll and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 20th Century Stainless Steel Benches?

20th century stainless steel benches can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,600, while the lowest priced sells for $595 and the highest can go for as much as $17,800.

Finding the Right Benches for You

Don’t underestimate a good bench — antique and vintage 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 an unconventional 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.