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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

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

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

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

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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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

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.
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.
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

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

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

Aluminium Framed Upholstered Bench, 1969
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
An aluminium framed linen fuschia pink houndstooth upholstered shallow button top bench, 1969.    
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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.
6 ft. Aluminum Bench
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Lightweight extruded Aluminum Bench. Great for HDTV. Easy to move
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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.
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...
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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...
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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.
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...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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.
Friso Kramer 120/2 Bench System for Wilkhahn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polished aluminum two-seat bench with fiberglass seat back and new blue upholstery. This famous bench system was designed by the Dutch designer Friso Kramer but manufactured by Wilkh...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Friso Kramer 120/2 Bench System for Wilkhahn
  • Friso Kramer 120/2 Bench System for Wilkhahn
  • Friso Kramer 120/2 Bench System for Wilkhahn
  • Friso Kramer 120/2 Bench System for Wilkhahn
H 27.75 in. W 44.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Vladimir Kagan "Radius" Bench
Located in Stamford, CT
Handsome bench newly upholstered in silvery grey mohair, refinished in dark chocolate tone designed by Vladimir Kagan for Selig.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Vladimir Kagan "Radius" Bench
  • Vladimir Kagan "Radius" Bench
  • Vladimir Kagan "Radius" Bench
  • Vladimir Kagan "Radius" Bench
H 18 in. W 49 in. D 18 in.
Woodard Chaise Lounge
Located in San Francisco, CA
Woodard designed polished aluminum sculptural chaise lounge newly upholstered in patent leather. Completely restored. List price $4800.00
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Vintage 1960s American Chaise Longues

Materials

Aluminum

  • Woodard Chaise Lounge
  • Woodard Chaise Lounge
  • Woodard Chaise Lounge
  • Woodard Chaise Lounge
H 28 in. W 56 in. D 24 in.
JOHN BEHRINGER
Located in Chicago, IL
Aluminum and leather 3 seat bench.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • JOHN BEHRINGER
  • JOHN BEHRINGER
  • JOHN BEHRINGER
  • JOHN BEHRINGER
H 18 in. W 66 in. D 23 in.
submarine bech
Located in New York, NY
aluminum submarine bench with hinged seat that opens to expose storage locker.
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Vintage 1940s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • submarine bech
  • submarine bech
  • submarine bech
  • submarine bech
H 18 in. W 52.125 in. D 10.25 in.
John Behringer for JG Design Leather Bench
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern bench designed by John Behringer for JG Design. Polished aluminum frame with black leather cushions.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • John Behringer for JG Design Leather Bench
  • John Behringer for JG Design Leather Bench
  • John Behringer for JG Design Leather Bench
  • John Behringer for JG Design Leather Bench
H 18 in. W 66 in. D 22.75 in.
Arthur Umanoff Walnut Modular Sofa with Table for Madison Furniture, 1950s
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Ultra cool modular two-seat sofa with built in table in walnut with aluminum accents and covered in green Naugahyde designed by Arthur Umanoff in the 1950s for Madison Furniture Indu...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Tandem Sling Airport Bench by Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Offering an iconic six seat tandem sling airport bench designed by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller. The Eames were commissioned to design great utilitarian seating for the firs...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Polished Aluminum Bench With Ostrich Embossed Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant polished aluminum bench with cabriole legs and stylized paw feet in the manner of Arthur Court. New ostrich embossed leather upholstery. cushion 13.5" x 18" x 2"
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Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Tandem Sling Airport Bench
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering an iconic tandem sling airport bench designed by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller. The Eames were commissioned to design the perfect utilitarian seating for the first i...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

John Behringer "Link" Bench
Located in Bainbridge, NY
John Behringer for JD Design 2 seater Link Bench on polished Aluminum frame with Black vinyl upholstery. Complete with attached JG Furniture label. Great for small space - also go...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • John Behringer "Link" Bench
  • John Behringer "Link" Bench
  • John Behringer "Link" Bench
  • John Behringer "Link" Bench
H 17 in. W 44 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Polished Aluminum & Leather Ottomans
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of polished aluminum and leather ottomans circa early 1960's. These examples have lovely solid aluminum x bases that have recently been polished. The leather tops have been newl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Aluminum

Streamlined Art Deco Machine Age Bench by Donald Deskey, American, circa 1935
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Art Deco Machine Age bench by Donald Deskey in burled Carpathian elm with black lacquered and brushed aluminum detailing and new camel mohair velvet upholstery. The stream...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Friso Kramer Bench '1200 Series' for Wilkhahn
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare Friso Kramer Bench 1200 series two-seat. Produced by Wilkhahn Germany and well known due usage in public spaces at the Olympic Games Munich 1972. Aluminum frame is linkable and ...
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Friso Kramer Bench '1200 Series' for Wilkhahn
  • Friso Kramer Bench '1200 Series' for Wilkhahn
  • Friso Kramer Bench '1200 Series' for Wilkhahn
  • Friso Kramer Bench '1200 Series' for Wilkhahn
H 27.17 in. W 44.49 in. D 28.75 in.
Cast Aluminum Link Bench by John Behringer, 1960s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
The link bench by John Behringer, for J & G, is in cast aluminum and the original black leatherette, 1960s. Triple link version is in the permanent collect of the MOMA.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

French Metal Garden Bench Vintage 1960s Lemon Yellow
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A fabulous original vintage French cast iron garden bench in the Victorian manner circa 1960s, finished in Yellow having been newly shot blasted and powder coated, looks stunning. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Victorian 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...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Iconic John Vesey Curule Folding Benches
Located in New York, NY
JOHN VESEY (1925-1992) Pair of classic curule form folding benches in aluminum with lacquered wood armrests. American, c 1958
Category

Vintage 1950s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Neoclassical Cast Aluminum Bench
Located in San Francisco, CA
Tufted cheetah print velvet upholstered polished aluminum bench.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Neoclassical Cast Aluminum Bench
  • Neoclassical Cast Aluminum Bench
  • Neoclassical Cast Aluminum Bench
  • Neoclassical Cast Aluminum Bench
H 19 in. W 37 in. D 22.5 in.
Vintage Sculptural Aluminum Bench
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning sculptural aluminum and leather bench in the style of Vladimir Kagan.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Vintage Sculptural Aluminum Bench
  • Vintage Sculptural Aluminum Bench
  • Vintage Sculptural Aluminum Bench
  • Vintage Sculptural Aluminum Bench
H 17.5 in. W 36 in. D 19 in.
Martineau-Dausset Daybed
Located in New York, NY
GENEVIEVE MARTINEAU-DAUSSET (b. 1920) Daybed in aluminum with leather upholstered cushion and bolsters. French, 1968 DOCUMENTATION: Maison Française, April 1969, p. 158.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Daybeds

Materials

Aluminum

  • Martineau-Dausset Daybed
  • Martineau-Dausset Daybed
  • Martineau-Dausset Daybed
  • Martineau-Dausset Daybed
H 15.75 in. W 74.75 in. D 35.5 in.
Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn Two-Seater Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polished Aluminum Two-Seater Bench with Original Brown Upholstery. This Famous Bench System was Designed by the Dutch Designer Friso Kramer but Manufactured by Wilkhahn (Germany) and...
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn Two-Seater Bench
  • Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn Two-Seater Bench
  • Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn Two-Seater Bench
  • Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn Two-Seater Bench
H 27.75 in. W 48.5 in. D 27 in.
Friso Kramer double bench Wilkhahn made in fibre 1967
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Here for a very nice and rare outdoor bench designed by Modernist top designer Friso Kramer for Wilkhahn Germany, 1967. These benches were used for the Olympic games in Munich 1972. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Industrial Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Walnut and Aluminum Coffee Table by Selig
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Walnut and aluminum coffee table by Selig. Professionally restored in showroom condition. Beautiful design and craftsmanship. Could also be used as a bench. Measures 66" L x 16" W...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

French Metal Garden Bench Vintage 1960s Lemon Yellow
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A fabulous original vintage French cast iron garden bench in the Victorian manner circa 1960s, finished in Yellow having been newly shot blasted and powder coated, looks stunning. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Victorian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Palladio Italian Copper Leaf X-Base Benches
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of cast aluminum Italian x-base benches by Palladio. Copper leaf finish with umber silk velvet button tufted seats.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Wood Bench, in the style of Paul Frankl
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Wood bench with aluminum pads on the 4 corners. Reminiscent of Paul Frankl or a California designer. Top of bench has been slightly refinished.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Benches

Materials

Aluminum

  • Wood Bench, in the style of Paul Frankl
  • Wood Bench, in the style of Paul Frankl
  • Wood Bench, in the style of Paul Frankl
  • Wood Bench, in the style of Paul Frankl
H 16 in. W 72 in. D 15 in.
French Metal Garden Bench Vintage 1960s Lemon Yellow
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A fabulous original vintage French cast iron garden bench in the Victorian manner circa 1960s, finished in Yellow having been newly shot blasted and powder-coated, looks stunning. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Victorian Benches

Materials

Aluminum

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Mid-20th Century Aluminum Benches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid-20th century aluminum benches available on 1stDibs. Mid-20th century aluminum benches are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical and Art Deco styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many mid-20th century aluminum benches are appealing in their simplicity, but Friso Kramer, Wilkhahn and Charles and Ray Eames produced popular mid-20th century aluminum benches that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid-20th Century Aluminum Benches?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,800, while they’re typically $996 on the low end and $25,000 highest priced.

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.