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"More Bench" Four-Seat Upholstered Sectional Wood Frame Sofa by Moroso, Diesel
By Moroso, Diesel Creative Team 1
Located in New York, NY
"More Bench" is a four-seat sectional sofa, designed by Diesel Creative Team and manufactured by Moroso, featuring stress-resistant polyurethane foam with differentiated densities an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather, Ash, Fabric, Velvet, Wood

Italian Provincial Two Seater Bench
Located in Westport, CT
Early 19th century Italian Provincial bench in walnut with rush seating from northern Italy, first quarter of the 19th century
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Walnut

  • Italian Provincial  Two Seater Bench
  • Italian Provincial  Two Seater Bench
  • Italian Provincial  Two Seater Bench
  • Italian Provincial  Two Seater Bench
H 39 in. W 45 in. D 24 in.
Italian Style "X" Bench with Chinoiserie Linen Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian style "X" bench in a bleached walnut finish with brass knob details throughout. The bench is newly reupholstered in a soft faded chinoiserie style linen with nailhead trim de...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Linen, Walnut

Italian Window Seat Bench with Pickled Frame
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Window seat stool, having a painted finish showing natural wear, its rectangular crown seat newly upholstered in linen with nailheads, flanked by padded scrolling arms and rails, on ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Louis XV Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Italian Window Seat Bench with Pickled Frame
  • Italian Window Seat Bench with Pickled Frame
  • Italian Window Seat Bench with Pickled Frame
  • Italian Window Seat Bench with Pickled Frame
H 25.25 in. W 28 in. D 16.75 in.
Modernist Italian Chrome Bench with Mohair Seat, 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
A 1960s bench with an interesting chrome base. Mohair upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Benches

Materials

Chrome

Italian Carved Ornate Wood Bench Chair Vanity Seat
Located in West Hartford, CT
An exquisite, highly carved Italian wooden bench or vanity seat from the 19th century with upholstered seat.
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Benches

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century Italian 3-Seat Bench by Carlo Ratti, 1950's
By Carlo Ratti
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very rare and beautiful Italian 3-seat bench by Carlo Ratti, 1950's. It is made of 3 molded teak seats supported by black steel legs, accented with brass hardware. Designed w...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Italian Yellow Scooby Two-Seats Bench with Armrests, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian yellow Scooby two-seats bench with armrests, 1950s Two-seats bench eith armrests dating to the fifties, with white metal structure and yellow Scooby seat and backrest. Good c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Pair of Rustic Italian Baroque Style Oak Bench Seats
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of Italian Baroque style oak bench dining seats featuring an intentionally distressed lacquer finish and patina. Bespoke set of benches having a trestle style base wit...
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20th Century Italian Baroque Benches

Materials

Oak

Italian Brass Saddle Scoop Seat Bench after Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
A chic bench comprising a scooped seat supported on a brass base in an X-form with square lower stretchers, circa 1970. Stamped 'Made in Italy'. Current upholstery is original to pi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Italian Walnut and Brass Long Bench with Shaped Upholstered Seat
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Northern Italian 1940s walnut bench, featuring angled and tapered legs, the feet capped in brass. The long beautifully shaped seat newly reupholstered in a faux creamy col...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Benches

Materials

Brass

Northern Italian Olivewood Window Seat Bench with Parcel Gilt Accents
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bench, having a crown seat of leopard print fabric, with nailheads, flanked by square, flared arms, inset by pierced and gilded looping fretwork, raised on square-section, tapering l...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Benches

Materials

Wood

Love Seat, Cedar Bench, Designed by Jake Phipps, Made in Italy
By Jake Phipps
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) This seat features a unique and original design, reminding of a true wooden sculpture....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cedar

Niccolini Gilt Iron Two-Seat Bench
By Niccolini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Niccolini gilt iron bench, Italian, 1950s. Measures: 39" wide x 14" deep x 24" high.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco Benches

Materials

Iron

  • Niccolini Gilt Iron Two-Seat Bench
  • Niccolini Gilt Iron Two-Seat Bench
  • Niccolini Gilt Iron Two-Seat Bench
  • Niccolini Gilt Iron Two-Seat Bench
H 24 in. W 39 in. D 14 in.
Curvilinear Wood Benches with Upholstered Seats
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Curvilinear wood benches with upholstered seats.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Slatted Teak Bench with Velvet Seats by Inge & Luciano Rubino, Italy, 1960s
By Inge & Luciano Rubino
Located in New York, NY
A rare and wonderful piece by Inge and Luciano Rubino. The black steel legs at opposing angles creates a subtle but effective twist on the design.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Onda 3-Seater Ecru Bench by Fabio Bortolani
By MyHome Collection, Fabio Bortolani
Located in Milan, IT
Covered in removable chocolate-brown fabric, this sophisticated bench will elegantly complement a modern bedroom or entryway. Its eye-catching design comprises sleigh steel legs lacq...
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2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Textile

Onda 3-Seater Ecru Bench by Fabio Bortolani
H 18.12 in. W 84.65 in. D 25.6 in.
Onda 2-Seater Ecru Bench by Fabio Bortolani
By MyHome Collection, Fabio Bortolani
Located in Milan, IT
A clever combination of neutral hues and full geometric volumes defines this two-seater bench in impeccable modern style. Raised on a sleigh steel base lacquered in a warm cappuccino...
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2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Textile

Onda 2-Seater Ecru Bench by Fabio Bortolani
H 18.12 in. W 55.12 in. D 25.6 in.
Hollywood Regency Italian Black Wrought Iron Double Scroll Arm Bench - Pink Seat
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Italian black wrought iron double scroll arm bench with loose pink seat cushion and original black paint. Foam in seat is fine.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Wrought Iron

Italian Vintage Slatted Bench in the Style of Frattini with Two Seats, 1960s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Hellouw, NL
This bench is manufactured in the style of Gianfranco Frattini. Especially the slots in the legs have his characteristics. Unique to this table is the fact that the 'seats' can be mo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Wenge

1970s Brass Bench with Ivory Sheepskin Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass bench with ivory sheepskin seat from the 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Gio Ponti “Stile” Pair of Benches /Stools Wood Seat Wood Velvet, 1950, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Gio Ponti Stile pair of benches/stools wood seat wood covered with vintage velvet, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Benches

Materials

Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Bench in Gilt Iron with Faux Leopard Leather Seat
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern two-seat gilt iron bench, with a new seat cushion upholstered in faux leopard leather. The seat is removable. This piece dates from the 1950s and is in gre...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

21st Centur Green 3 Seater Oakwood Bench in Helix Shape DNA Made in Italy
By Leonardo Rossano, Debora Mansur
Located in Sant'Elena, IT
Inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics, the DNA modular bench consists of a single element of curved wood plywood, assembled specularly. The result is an appealing piece of f...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Oak

21st Century Modern 4 Seater Oakwood Bench in Helix Shape DNA Made in Italy
By Debora Mansur, Leonardo Rossano
Located in Sant'Elena, IT
Inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics, the DNA modular bench consists of a single element of curved wood plywood, assembled specularly. The result is an appealing piece of f...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Oak

21st Century Modern 3 Seater Oakwood Bench in Helix Shape DNA Made in Italy
By Debora Mansur, Leonardo Rossano
Located in Sant'Elena, IT
Inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics, the DNA modular bench consists of a single element of curved wood plywood, assembled specularly. The result is an appealing piece of f...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Oak

White Fiberglass Bench with Brown Leatherette Seat, Imperfetto
By Imperfettolab
Located in Tulsa, OK
Made in Italy and designed by Verter Turroni, Trip Bench by Imperfetto is made from fiberglass with a brown leatherette seat and steel base. This sculptural furniture piece is a deli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

Brass Campaign Style Bench with Cowhide Strap Seat
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Brass Campaign style bench with cowhide strap seat.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Cowhide

Neoclassical Directoire Style Painted Caned Settee Bench Seat
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Mid-Century Modern Italian painted settee or bench seat featuring caned sides and seat. Crafted in the neoclassical Directoire taste of late 18th century France. The lacque...
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Wood

Silvanus Long Bench in Solid Oak with Seat Cushion
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Geometric and basic lines delineate the design of Silvanus, a contemporary bench supported by a double crosspiece designed as an asymmetrical “Y”. Silvanus is produced in stained oak...
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2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Fabric, Oak

  • Silvanus Long Bench in Solid Oak with Seat Cushion
  • Silvanus Long Bench in Solid Oak with Seat Cushion
  • Silvanus Long Bench in Solid Oak with Seat Cushion
  • Silvanus Long Bench in Solid Oak with Seat Cushion
H 17.72 in. W 90.95 in. D 15.75 in.
Hand-Carved 3-Seat Alicante Red Marble Bench with Sphinxes
Located in Malaga, ES
Hand-carved 3-seat Alicante red marble bench with sphinxes as armrest and flower decoration on the backrest.  
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Marble

Coralia Bench Seat Collection in Wood with Upholstered Leather
Located in Paris, FR
Bench Coralia with legs in wood covered with leather category B. Seat and back upholstered with leather category B. Dimensions: L130 x P58 x H77cm. Ref: 150-5032/130GL. Available in:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

21st Century Modern Red 3 Wooden Seater Upholstered Bench DNA
By Leonardo Rossano, Debora Mansur
Located in Sant'Elena, IT
Inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics, the DNA modular bench consists of a single element of curved wood plywood, assembled specularly. The result is an appealing piece of f...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Oak

Hollywood Regency Gilt Rope and Tassel Vanity Seat Window Bench
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Exceptional gilt iron rope and tassel bench. Many places to use this wonderful piece, bedroom, vanity, by a window.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Benches

Materials

Iron

Pair of Neoclassical Style Giltwood Benches with Zebra Hide Seats
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Outstanding pair of Zebra hide benches with Neoclassical Style giltwood frames.
Category

20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Zebra Hide, Giltwood

Antique walnut Sacristy choir, seats & corner cupboards,opening seats,'500 Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Ancient sacristy choir, with many benches, seats with corner cupboards and opening seats, n. 2 L-shaped bodies, hand-carved with ancient tile, in precious brown walnut wood with a pa...
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Antique 16th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Walnut

Foundation Bench Black Marquina Marble and Powder-Coated Black Metal Seat
Located in AVENZA CARRARA, IT
The two components are not fixed by a joint; they simply overlap to form a supportive assemblage, remaining open to the possibility that either supplement or base can be altered or r...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Marble

Bulle Curved Bench in Solid Oak with Padded Seat and Back
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
The Bulle bench, designed by Archer & Humphryes, is part of the brand new Cervino Collection. It is all made of solid stained oak wood. Characterized by soft lines, a timeless aesthe...
Category

2010s Italian Benches

Materials

Metal

Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Arenaria seat by Imperfettolab 2014 Designer: Verter Turroni Limited Edition Dimensions: W 247 x D 137 x H 38 cm Materials: Fiberglass Seat/coffee table in fibreglass. Avail...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
H 14.97 in. W 53.94 in. D 97.25 in.
Beetle Seat by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Beetle seat by Imperfettolab 2010 Designer: Verter Turroni Dimensions: W 58 x D 40 x H 38 cm Materials: Fiberglass Seat in iridescent finish fibreglass. Imperfetto lab Who we are ?...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Beetle Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Beetle Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Beetle Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Beetle Seat by Imperfettolab
H 14.97 in. W 22.84 in. D 15.75 in.
Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab 2014 Designer: Verter Turroni Limited Edition Dimensions: W 203 x D 173 x H 28 cm Materials: Fiberglass Seat/Coffee table in fibreglass. Avala...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
H 11.03 in. W 79.93 in. D 68.12 in.
Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab 2014 Designer : Verter Turroni Limited Edition Dimensions : W 165 x D 80 x H 44 cm Materials : Fiberglass Seat/Coffee table in fibreglass. Avalaible i...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
  • Arenaria Seat by Imperfettolab
H 17.33 in. W 64.97 in. D 31.5 in.
The Etruscan Window Seat-Ebonized Oak and Patinated Bronze Mounted Window Seat
By B.B. for Reschio, Benedikt Bolza Design
Located in Lisciano Niccone, Perugia
An ebonized oak and patinated bronze mounted window seat of neoclassical form, the cushion and bolsters covered in silk taffeta. B.B. - Drawn up in front of a fire, at the end of a ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Benches

Materials

Bronze

Narrow, Directoire Style, Painted Window Seat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Benche, having narrow upholstered seat with silver nailheads, on a painted, fielded frame, with parcel silver gilt accents, showing desirable wear, with scrolled arms inset with X-fr...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Narrow, Directoire Style, Painted Window Seat
  • Narrow, Directoire Style, Painted Window Seat
  • Narrow, Directoire Style, Painted Window Seat
  • Narrow, Directoire Style, Painted Window Seat
H 28.75 in. W 38.75 in. D 8.88 in.
Antique Carved Italian Walnut Renaissance Revival Hall Bench Seat Cherubs Putti
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand made in Italy circa 1860 Renaissance Revival hall bench with under seat internal storage A very good looking and well made piec...
Category

Antique 1860s Italian Renaissance Revival Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Italian 1960s Desk Bench with Seat and Small Top in a Red Fabric
Located in bari, IT
A typical small Italian 1960s desk bench with seat and small top and carries magazines.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Iron

Italian Design Mid-Century Modern Style Moss Green Sofa, Love Seat and Bench
By Marco Zanuso
Located in New York, NY
A chic Italian design piece in an dynamic form and with sensuous felt upholstery in moss green. Its unusual size (width of 66.5") and form allow it to work as a sofa, settee or bench.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Stainless Steel

3-Seat Meeting Bench in Red Metal by Laurence Humier
By Laurence Humier, Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Meeting chairs were designed by Laurence Humier, a Belgian architectural engineer. Thanks to a system of pistons, pantograph and lever, the Meeting chairs have three combined movemen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • 3-Seat Meeting Bench in Red Metal by Laurence Humier
  • 3-Seat Meeting Bench in Red Metal by Laurence Humier
  • 3-Seat Meeting Bench in Red Metal by Laurence Humier
  • 3-Seat Meeting Bench in Red Metal by Laurence Humier
H 31.11 in. W 67.72 in. D 31.11 in.
3-Seat Meeting Bench in Gray Metal by Laurence Humier
By Laurence Humier, Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Meeting chairs were designed by Laurence Humier, a Belgian architectural engineer. Thanks to a system of pistons, pantograph and lever, the Meeting chairs have three combined movemen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

4-Seat Meeting Bench in White Metal by Laurence Humier
By Laurence Humier, Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Meeting chairs were designed by Laurence Humier, a Belgian architectural engineer. Thanks to a system of pistons, pantograph and lever, the Meeting chairs have three combined movemen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

2-Seat Meeting Bench in White Metal by Laurence Humier
By Rossana Orlandi, Laurence Humier
Located in Milan, IT
Meeting chairs were designed by Laurence Humier, a Belgian architectural engineer. Thanks to a system of pistons, pantograph and lever, the Meeting chairs have three combined movemen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Bench Seat Sofa Model "Pankassa" Design Denis Santachiara for Magis, 2000s
By Magis, Denis Santachiara
Located in taranto, IT
bench sofa container, "pankassa" model, Magis production based on a design by denis santachiara, 2003 made of hard gray plastic, which can be opened completely, measures 125 cm in...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Sofas

Materials

Plastic

Bench "Love-Seat" by Osvaldo Borsani, Atelier di Varedo, Wood, Velvet, 1942-1944
By Atelier Borsani Varedo, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Berlin, DE
A lush and playful bench "Love-Seat" by Osvaldo Borsani, with a wood construction and velvet cover in a complex gelden beige shade with greenish undertones and light golden highlight...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Two-Seat Bench, Italy, 1960s
Located in Greding, DE
Bench for two with flared legs and an upholstered seat and backrest. Very interesting profile view, thanks to the asymmetrical strutting.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

  • Two-Seat Bench, Italy, 1960s
  • Two-Seat Bench, Italy, 1960s
  • Two-Seat Bench, Italy, 1960s
  • Two-Seat Bench, Italy, 1960s
H 30.71 in. W 32.68 in. D 17.72 in.
19thC ITALIAN BENCH W/CANE SEAT
Located in Atlanta, GA
19thC ITALIAN BENCH W/CANE SEAT
Category

Italian Benches

  • 19thC ITALIAN BENCH W/CANE SEAT
  • 19thC ITALIAN BENCH W/CANE SEAT
  • 19thC ITALIAN BENCH W/CANE SEAT
  • 19thC ITALIAN BENCH W/CANE SEAT
H 37.5"T in. W 70"L in. D 21"D in.
Three-Seat Italian Gilt Metal Bench
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Three-seat Italian gilt metal bench.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Benches

  • Three-Seat Italian Gilt Metal Bench
  • Three-Seat Italian Gilt Metal Bench
  • Three-Seat Italian Gilt Metal Bench
  • Three-Seat Italian Gilt Metal Bench
H 24 in. W 65 in. D 18 in.
Italian Vintage Low Back Bench with Upholstered Seat
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian mid-20th century low back bench with upholstered seat. This bench has a simple yet elegant flowing design as the back. It has a nice rich warm wood with a patterned cream ...
Category

20th Century Italian Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Italian Floating Two Seat Bench In Cowhide
Located in New York, NY
A mid-century Italian bench, the two separate floating contoured seats upholstered in a new spotted whiskey and white cowhide raised above a teak frame with a single horizontal stret...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Benches

Italian Three-Seat Ebonized and Walnut Bench in Cowhide
Located in New York, NY
An Italian Mid-Century bench with three concave seats newly upholstered in cowhide in shades of browns, dark browns and tan supported by a walnut frame with six ebonized conical tape...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

Ross Lovegrove BDLOVE ten seater bench BD Ediciones Italy 2002
By Ross Lovegrove
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
An out or indoor bench by my favourite designer Ross Lovegrove His designs are organic, close to nature and with a wink back to the 70's era This bench is from the early production...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Benches

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Italian Bench Seat For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Italian bench seat available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and fabric, every Italian bench seat was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for an Italian bench seat, we have 92 options in-stock, while there are 19 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without an Italian bench seat — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian bench seat made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Laurence Humier, Rossana Orlandi and Fratelli Boffi each produced at least one beautiful Italian bench seat that is worth considering.

How Much is an Italian Bench Seat?

An Italian bench seat can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,200, while the lowest priced sells for $357 and the highest can go for as much as $54,210.

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.