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Brass X-Base Stool by Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass X-base stool by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. New cushions covered in new velvet, over polished brass base.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Brass X-Base Stool by Paul McCobb
  • Brass X-Base Stool by Paul McCobb
  • Brass X-Base Stool by Paul McCobb
  • Brass X-Base Stool by Paul McCobb
H 16 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Contemporary Bench Light Blue Aluminum Hella by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Hella is a sculptural metallic bench characterized by geometric and wave shapes. The metal structure comprises two cylindrical supports for the seat marked with a wavy silhouette. ...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Bench Blue Aluminium Hella by Chapel Petrassi
Located in Le Perreux-sur-Marne, FR
Hella is a sculptural metallic bench characterized by geometric and wave shapes. The metal structure comprises two cylindrical supports for the seat marked with a wavy silhouette. ...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Blue Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, Ideal X Waiting Areas, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
Category

2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stamford Modern's Crescent Bench in Brass and Velvet
Located in Stamford, CT
The Crescent Bench floats effortlessly, poised on brass fingertips. Inspired by 20th century visionaries like Vladimir Kagan and Gio Ponti, this bench offers a unique perspective. Th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Hella Bench in Blue Lacquered Aluminum
Located in Firenze, IT
Hella is a sculptural metallic bench characterized by geometric and wave shapes.
Category

2010s Italian Other Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Contemporary Hella Bench in Blue Lacquered Aluminum
  • Contemporary Hella Bench in Blue Lacquered Aluminum
  • Contemporary Hella Bench in Blue Lacquered Aluminum
  • Contemporary Hella Bench in Blue Lacquered Aluminum
H 17.72 in. W 47.25 in. D 11.82 in.
Golia Bench by Draga&Aurel Concrete Resin and Brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Bench in concrete with details obtained thought a technique involving the corrosion of sea salt. Top in cast resin. Details in brass. Ha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cement, Brass

Large Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
Located in Geneve, CH
Large gradient bench by Philipp Aduatz Limited Edition of 50 Dimensions: 230 x 56 x 45 cm Materials: 3D printed concrete dyed, reinforced with steel Also available in small. A...
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Concrete, Steel

  • Large Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
  • Large Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
  • Large Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
  • Large Gradient Bench by Philipp Aduatz
H 17.72 in. W 22.05 in. D 90.56 in.
Wrought Iron and Brass Bench Style of Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Wrought iron and brass bench style of Maison Jansen. Has a turquoise tufted seat and brass claw feet.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron, Brass

Stamford Modern's Architectural Brass Bench in Chenille
Located in Stamford, CT
The Architectural Bench is light and angular with impeccable lines. The extra-long cushion upholstered in blue chenille is uplifted with an antiqued brass frame. Paul McCobb’s design...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Steel EMU Star Bench
Located in Marsciano, IT
A series of chairs and tables, the Star collection is an evergreen among EMU products. Simple shapes, color and versatility mark this collection which is defined by soft, classic lin...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Steel EMU Star Bench
  • Steel EMU Star Bench
  • Steel EMU Star Bench
  • Steel EMU Star Bench
H 31.89 in. W 46.46 in. D 24.41 in.
Modern Bench, Wire Cloud Bench by Bend Goods, Aqua
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Made to inspire a smile and a photo-op, the cloud bench is a bold, fun, and friendly wire lounge chair that sits two. With sunbrella padding and a cloud shape, this seat is perfect a...
Category

2010s Unknown Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Calligraphic Sculpted Brass Bench by Misaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Calligraphic sculpted brass bench by Misaya Dimensions: W 158 x L 38 x H 40 cm Hand-sculpted brass table. Misaya emulates Chinese ink paintings through the process of lost-wax c...
Category

2010s Thai Post-Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Calligraphic Sculpted Brass Bench by Misaya
  • Calligraphic Sculpted Brass Bench by Misaya
  • Calligraphic Sculpted Brass Bench by Misaya
  • Calligraphic Sculpted Brass Bench by Misaya
H 15.75 in. W 62.21 in. D 14.97 in.
Carambola Basket
Located in Campina Grande, Paraiba
The concept comes from the shape of the carambola fruit. The structure is made of steel. Trace made by hand using naval rope.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Carambola Basket
  • Carambola Basket
  • Carambola Basket
  • Carambola Basket
H 17.72 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Italian Petrol Velvet Brass Bench Refurbished, Italy, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian velvet brass bench, Italy, 1950. Elegant and slender Italian in fully refurbished, excellent condition with a newly upholstered seat in petrol color (blue-green). It measures...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Chrome Curule Benches
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Milo Baughman style chrome Curule benches, Each one with vintage turquoise upholstered cushions, resting on a typical inverted double "C" double.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

Parisi Bench in Blue with Solid Brass Legs Integrated into Wood Blocks, COM/COL
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The simple, refined Silhouette of the Parisi Bench makes it a perfect entry or footboard piece. Brakeformed, solid brass legs are integrated into blocks of fumed white oak. And the s...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Gotham Little Bench
Located in Milan, IT
A stylish combination of natural and industrial materials, this handmade bench designed by Federico Carandini, 2018, captures the essence of Eponimo's philosophy of crafting captivat...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Steel, Other

  • Gotham Little Bench
  • Gotham Little Bench
  • Gotham Little Bench
  • Gotham Little Bench
H 15.75 in. W 46.46 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern New Blue Upholstery X-Stretchers Benches
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of new upholstery Italian Mid-Century Modern benches on X-stretcher bases and brass tips.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Brass

"X" Frame Benches by Charles Hollis Jones, Black Nickel & White Mongolian Lamb
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and minimalistic benches designed and manufactured by Charles Hollis Jones. These benches are very versatile and perfect for condominiums and modern environments and they a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Nickel

"Nani Baba" Sculptural Bench by Serban Ionescu, 2018
Located in New York, NY
Powder-coated steel.
Category

2010s American Benches

Materials

Steel

Gotham Small Bench
Located in Milan, IT
A small bench, simple, compact and extremely light, designed to be placed at the end of the bed but versatile enough to go anywhere. The base is made with a very thin squared metal t...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Gotham Small Bench
  • Gotham Small Bench
  • Gotham Small Bench
  • Gotham Small Bench
H 15.75 in. W 46.46 in. D 15.75 in.
Art Deco Iron Sleigh Bench
Located in Garnerville, NY
Curved and contoured Art Deco period iron bench. Custom painted in a two-tone green. Amazing quality and attention to detail; each flared iron back strap is riveted by the seat. Slei...
Category

Vintage 1920s Unknown Industrial Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

  • Art Deco Iron Sleigh Bench
  • Art Deco Iron Sleigh Bench
  • Art Deco Iron Sleigh Bench
  • Art Deco Iron Sleigh Bench
H 30 in. W 66.5 in. D 25.25 in.
Italian Midcentury Style Bench with Teal Fabric and Black Metal Legs
Located in Troy, MI
Italian midcentury style bench has black enameled metal base with open triangular form legs and brass feet. Upholstered in teal green chenille. Unknown maker.
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Brass

Y Bench 100 in Pop Colors by Normal Studio and Tolix
Located in Autun, FR
Conceived by Normal Studio in 2008, the Y Bench has simple and fluid contours. Four legs congregate round a “U” forming a rigid and stabile, 100% steel beam. For use outdoors, a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Y Bench 100 in Essential Colors by Normal Studio and Tolix
Located in Autun, FR
Conceived by Normal Studio in 2008, the Y Bench has simple and fluid contours. Four legs congregate round a “U” forming a rigid and stable, 100% steel beam. For use outdoors, a g...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Y Bench 140 in Essential Colors by Normal Studio and Tolix
Located in Autun, FR
Conceived by Normal Studio in 2008, the Y Bench has simple and fluid contours. Four legs congregate round a «U» forming a rigid and stable, 100% steel beam. For use outdoors, a gal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Cerulean Blue Velvet Ottoman with Brass Legs, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in brass and velvet. It may show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but since it has been recently reupholstered, it can be considered as in excellent condition and ready...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Great Round Shaped Bench
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
This vintage big round shaped bench is upholstered with blue velvet, on an steel base.
Category

Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

  • Vintage Great Round Shaped Bench
  • Vintage Great Round Shaped Bench
  • Vintage Great Round Shaped Bench
  • Vintage Great Round Shaped Bench
H 15.75 in. Dm 40.95 in.
Mid Century Modern Vintage Metal Blue Bench Maison Jansen attributed France
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century Modern metal vintage bench attributed to Maison Jansen, which is nickel-plated and polished. Renewed loose cushion covered with blue textile fabric and blue cords. Very g...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Brass Bench, Italy
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century modern patinated brass bench newly upholstered in velvet, made in Italy.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Mid-Century Brass Bench, Italy
  • Mid-Century Brass Bench, Italy
  • Mid-Century Brass Bench, Italy
  • Mid-Century Brass Bench, Italy
H 16 in. W 28 in. D 14 in.
Astor Brass Ottomans in Lagoon Luxe-Suede by Montage, Pair
Located in Wilton, CT
Designed by Montage, the Astor ottoman is a wonderful addition to a refined interior space. Astor was designed with the delicate proportions of the mid-century, celebrating an era of...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and P...

Materials

Brass, Brass

Rare 1964 New York Worlds Fair Benches
Located in New York, NY
Four metal benches originally from the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Each bench has four cone form seats attached to a master structure, which will need to be mounted to the floor, or ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron, Steel

  • Rare 1964 New York Worlds Fair Benches
  • Rare 1964 New York Worlds Fair Benches
  • Rare 1964 New York Worlds Fair Benches
  • Rare 1964 New York Worlds Fair Benches
H 29 in. W 103.5 in. D 22 in.
Turquoise Upholstered Bench Attributed to Thonet Steel Chrome
Located in Toledo, OH
Turquoise Naugahyde upholstered bench with chrome-plated supports and heavy steel frame. Bent plywood seat. Bench is attributed to Thonet. Very good condition with minor wear to seat. .
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

Petite Brass Hairpin Ottomans in Mint Velvet by Montage
Located in Wilton, CT
The perfect addition to any space! Wonderfully proportioned pair of ottomans upholstered in a supple mint velvet of the highest quality; 100% cotton. This work in a multitude of spac...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Neoclassical Iron and Velvet Curule Bench, France, 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Art Deco bench with a painted wrought iron base and surround, with original white and gilt paint. Royal blue crushed velvet seat.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Petite Brass Hairpin Ottomans in Teal Velvet by Montage
Located in Wilton, CT
The perfect addition to any space! Wonderfully proportioned pair of ottomans upholstered in a supple Teal Velvet of the highest quality; 100% cotton. These work in a multitude of spa...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Petite Brass Hairpin Ottomans in Indigo Velvet by Montage
Located in Wilton, CT
The perfect addition to any space! Wonderfully proportioned pair of ottomans upholstered in a supple Indigo velvet of the highest quality; 100% cotton. These work in a multitude of s...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Brass

Italian Petrol Velvet Brass Bench Refurbished, Italy, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian velvet brass bench, Italy, 1950. Elegant and slender Italian in fully refurbished, excellent condition with a newly upholstered seat in petrol color (blue-green). It measures...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Brass X-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of brass X-base stools by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. New cushions covered in new velvet, over polished brass bases.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

  • Brass X-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
  • Brass X-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
  • Brass X-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
  • Brass X-Base Stools by Paul McCobb
H 16 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
3 Seater Canal Bench by Keilhauer, Canada
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and modern 3 seater bench made in Canada by Keilhauer and part of the Canal collection. The bench is very well made, the base is made of stainless steel with a matte fin...
Category

Early 2000s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Metal Wire Telephone Table and Bench
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
For your consideration this beautiful telephone bench of the 1960s, designed for a small space that will make it something spacious, restored piece and where we use a good quality fa...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Harvey Probber Brass Frame Bench in Blue Velvet
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful walnut frame bench with brass stretchers by Harvey Probber. Fully restored and reupholstered in blue velvet.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Blue Velvet Padded Bench
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Blue velvet padded bench, brass feet, in excellent condition.
Category

Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Blue Velvet Padded Bench
  • Blue Velvet Padded Bench
  • Blue Velvet Padded Bench
  • Blue Velvet Padded Bench
H 13.78 in. W 55.12 in. D 23.63 in.
Rare 1950s Swiss Bench by Willy Gühl
Located in Roubaix, FR
Rare 1950s benches by Willy Gu¨hl (Swiss, 1915–2004), fiberglass seating and tubular metal base. Vintage blue color (originally red).  
Category

Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

  • Rare 1950s Swiss Bench by Willy Gühl
  • Rare 1950s Swiss Bench by Willy Gühl
  • Rare 1950s Swiss Bench by Willy Gühl
  • Rare 1950s Swiss Bench by Willy Gühl
H 31.5 in. W 74.81 in. D 27.56 in.
Blue Velvet Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Gold gilt and blue velvet faux bamboo bench.
Category

Vintage 1980s Unknown Chinoiserie Benches

Materials

Gilt Metal

  • Blue Velvet Bench
  • Blue Velvet Bench
  • Blue Velvet Bench
  • Blue Velvet Bench
H 17 in. W 20 in. D 15 in.
Vintage Spanish Gold Leafed Hammered Iron Bench
Located in Austin, TX
Spanish mid-20th century Neo-Baroque style bench. The frame is hammered forged wrought iron with a gorgeous gold leaf finish and beautifully upholstered with a sea foam blue velvet f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Benches

Materials

Gold Leaf, Wrought Iron

  • Vintage Spanish Gold Leafed Hammered Iron Bench
  • Vintage Spanish Gold Leafed Hammered Iron Bench
  • Vintage Spanish Gold Leafed Hammered Iron Bench
  • Vintage Spanish Gold Leafed Hammered Iron Bench
H 20.625 in. W 27.875 in. D 13.5 in.
Sculpted Cast Iron Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful cast iron bench features unusual designs on the legs, arm rests, and backrest. Unique design with four individual legs with splayed feet. The sculpted arm rests and wo...
Category

20th Century Renaissance Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • Sculpted Cast Iron Bench
  • Sculpted Cast Iron Bench
  • Sculpted Cast Iron Bench
  • Sculpted Cast Iron Bench
H 34 in. W 59.25 in. L 34 in.
Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
Located in Austin, TX
Mid-20th century neo-Baroque style benches from Spain. The frame is hammered forged wrought iron with a gorgeous gold leaf finish, beautifully upholstered with sea foam blue velvet f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Benches

Materials

Gold Leaf, Wrought Iron

  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
  • Pair of Spanish Vintage Gold Leafed Iron Benches
H 19 in. W 27.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Blue Velvet Bench
Located in New London, CT
Newly reupholstered velvet bench on brass stiletto legs.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Blue Velvet Bench
  • Blue Velvet Bench
  • Blue Velvet Bench
  • Blue Velvet Bench
H 18.75 in. W 46 in. D 16.5 in.
Mid-Century Chrome Bench with Peacock Blue Velvet Seat
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern bench, produced circa 1970s, button tufted seat upholstered in peacock blue velvet, raised on chrome tubular base. Excellent vintage condition, newly reupholster...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

John Behringer 'Link' Bench for JG Furniture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Cast aluminum "Link" Bench by John Behringer for JG Furniture, circa 1960.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

"Lacaria" Sculptural Bench by Serban Ionescu, 2018
Located in New York, NY
Powder-coated steel.
Category

2010s American Benches

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century X-Benches in Jade Velvet with Chrome Nailhead Trim
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage circa 1970s benches, entirely upholstered in jade velvet, with button tufting to the cushioned seats and chrome nailhead detailing along the x-form bases. Very good...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

Thayer Coggin Ligh Blue to Teal Upholstered C Shape Window Bench
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Brass stretcher C- shape Thayer Coggin window hall bench. Upholstered in light blue to blue grey ultra suede.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of brass X-frames benches designed by Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture. Newly upholstered in vibrant blue velvet over original brass finish bases, showing beautiful golden patina.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
  • Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
  • Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
  • Paul McCobb Brass Benches for Calvin
H 16 in. W 30 in. D 18 in.
Modern Tufted Armed Bench in Teal Turquoise Velvet with Brass Legs
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful armed bench upholstered in a luscious teal / turquoise velvet with brushed brass legs.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Pair of Blue Mongolian Lambskin Benches
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of brass benches, top blue Mongolian lambskin, creation by Studio Glustin.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Blue Mongolian Lambskin Benches
  • Pair of Blue Mongolian Lambskin Benches
  • Pair of Blue Mongolian Lambskin Benches
  • Pair of Blue Mongolian Lambskin Benches
H 19.69 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
Vintage Brass "Waterfall" Bench
Located in Burbank, CA
Amazing brass "Waterfall" bench
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

  • Vintage Brass "Waterfall" Bench
  • Vintage Brass "Waterfall" Bench
  • Vintage Brass "Waterfall" Bench
  • Vintage Brass "Waterfall" Bench
H 20.5 in. W 64 in. D 18 in.
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Blue Metal Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of blue metal benches available for sale. We have 18 antique and vintage blue metal benches in-stock, while there are 22 modern editions to choose from as well. Blue metal benches have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Blue metal benches made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Blue metal benches have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Montage, Chapel Petrassi and Normal Studio are consistently popular.

How Much are Blue Metal Benches?

Blue metal benches can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,502, while the lowest priced sells for $431 and the highest can go for as much as $10,950.

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.