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Ward Bennett Furniture

American, 1917-2003

Ward Bennett created everything from interiors and furniture to textiles and flatware. The unsung New York City-born modernist designer drew on the work of Le Corbusier and Auguste Rodin, studied art with the likes of Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and counted legendary American luxury house Tiffany & Co. among his clients. For decades, Bennett created and filled spaces that were elegant, minimalist and deeply appealed to everyone who laid eyes on them.

Bennett left home and school at the young age of 13. He found work in Manhattan’s Garment District, and within a few years, Bennett traveled to Europe on behalf of a clothing manufacturer to gather ideas for modern garments. He lived abroad as a young man, and when he returned to New York, during the early 1940s, he assisted fashion entrepreneur Hattie Carnegie as a window dresser.

Bennett would also go on to share a sculpture studio with artist Louise Nevelson. He ventured into the world of jewelry design, creating necklaces, bracelets and other pieces with Richard Pousette-Dart. The Whitney Museum of American Art exhibited his sculptures, and it wouldn’t be long before the Museum of Modern Art included Bennett’s personal adornments with accessories by the likes of Alexander Calder, Harry Bertoia and Anni Albers in its 1946 “Modern Handmade Jewelry” show.

Bennett didn’t take the plunge into interior design work until he was 30 years old — his inaugural project was an apartment in Manhattan and his clients were family members. He had no formal training in architecture or decorating — and would ultimately design a mere handful of houses in his life — so for his inviting leather office chairs, marble-topped tables and sleek storage cabinets, Bennett relied only on what he learned in the fashion world. Soon, every time he redecorated his own home — an elaborate apartment comprising former maids’ quarters in New York City’s magnificent Dakota building — it earned splashy coverage in the newspapers.

Bennett’s client list eventually included David Rockefeller and Chase Manhattan Bank, Tiffany & Co., Sasaki, Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, and others, and during the 1970s he became in-house designer for Brickel Associates, a role that would endure for more than two decades. His work is on permanent view at the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Ward Bennett seating, decorative objects and more.

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Creator: Ward Bennett
Dealer: Metro Retro Furniture MCM Furniture
One Vintage Midcentury Ward Bennett Brickel Executive Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett`s projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter, a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a coun...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Chrome

Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Desk Conference Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Bumper desk chair by Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Task Chair Bronze 4-star swivel conference room chair in a green tweed fabric....
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Fabric

1 Ward Bennett Tufted Lounge Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Lounge Chair by Ward Bennett Barrel back lounge chairs with deep button tufting. Walnut legs. Extremely comfortable. By Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates, American, circa 1970....
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Fabric

Tufted Sofa by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Curved Tufted Sofa by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates Gently curved classic design. Button tufted pin stripe fabric. Walnut legs. See lounge...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Fabric

Ward Bennett Tufted Leather Sofa
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Stunning 7ft Ward Bennett tufted sofa on walnut plinth base. Ward Bennett created everything from interiors and furniture to textiles and flatware. The unsung New York City-born modernist designer drew on the work of Le Corbusier and Auguste Rodin, studied art with the likes of Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and counted legendary American luxury house Tiffany & Co. among his clients. For decades, Bennett created and filled spaces that were elegant, minimalist and deeply appealed to everyone who laid eyes on them Rare restored Ward Bennett sofa in a rich white leather, by GARRETT...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Leather

1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Desk Conference Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and associates barrel-back leather chair 4-star anodized bronze base swivel conference room chair in a rich brow...
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1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Metal

1 Ward Bennett Oak Mohair Bankers Executive Chair Bronze Base
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Ward Bennett oak mohair executive chair Designed 1967 Rare version of task chair. Original mohair upholstery with oak frames. Bronze adjustable...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Bronze

1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Bumper Desk Conference Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Bumper desk chair by Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates task chair Bronze 4-star swivel conference room chair...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Brass

1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Leather Desk Chair
By Ward Bennett, Brickel Associates
Located in Pasadena, TX
Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Barrel-Back leather desk chair 6 available 4-star anodized bronze base swivel conference room chair...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Steel

71″ Ward Bennett Regency Style Sofa for Geiger
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
71? Ward Bennett Sofa for Geiger Ward Bennett As a young man, Mr. Bennett undertook various studies in the Fine Arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
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Mid-20th Century North American Regency Ward Bennett Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Ward Bennett Geiger Lounge Chairs
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Ward Bennett As a young man, Mr. Bennett undertook various studies in the Fine Arts including drawing at the Porto Romano school in Florence and in Paris...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Ward Bennett Tufted Club Chairs
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pair of Ward Bennett tufted club chairs Barrel back lounge chairs with deep button tufting. Extremely comfortable. By Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates, American, circa 1970. M...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Fabric

One Midcentury Ward Bennett Landmark Cane Armchair for Brickel and Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett's projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter, a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a country house in Long Island and a flat in Paris. In the commercial category, works encompass a national network of showrooms for Brickel, projects for Chase Manhattan Bank and consultant plans for the Solow Building Corporation. In 1963, he began a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing first furniture and later textiles. He is considered a prodigious designer of objects: china, glassware and silver for Tiffany & Co., flatware for Supreme; porcelain for Sasaki; and, leather goods for Hermes. Bennett designs are well represented in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. One midcentury Ward Bennett cane armchair One Ward Bennett cane chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Cane, Oak

1 Ward Bennett For Brickel Fabric Upholstered Arm Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
A more traditional take on Ward Bennett's Banker chairs. Designed by Ward Bennett for Brickel. Cherry frames with rich floral upholstery. 4 available. 24 x 24 x 32
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Late 20th Century Ward Bennett Furniture

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Fabric, Cherry

1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Leather Desk Conference Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Ward Bennett for Brickel and associates barrel-back leather chair 30 available 4-star anodized bronze base swivel conference room chair in a ...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

Materials

Leather

One Midcentury Ward Bennett Landmark Cane Armchair for Brickel and Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett's projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter, a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a country house in Long Island and a flat in Paris. In the commercial category, works encompass a national network of showrooms for Brickel, projects for Chase Manhattan Bank and consultant plans for the Solow Building Corporation. In 1963, he began a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing first furniture and later textiles. He is considered a prodigious designer of objects: china, glassware and silver for Tiffany & Co., flatware for Supreme; porcelain for Sasaki; and, leather goods for Hermes. Bennett designs are well represented in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. One midcentury Ward Bennett cane armchair One Ward Bennett cane chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

Materials

Cane, Oak

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Eight All Black Ward Bennett for Brickell Associates Armchairs
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Vintage Pair of ‘Landmark’ Cane Chairs by Ward Bennett for Brickel, 1970, Mohair
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Ward Bennett for Brickell Newly Caned "Sled" Lounge Chair, Circa 1970
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Ward Bennett Lounge Chairs in Solid Oak for Brickel Associates 1965c.
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett Lounge Chairs in Solid Oak for Brickel Associates 1965c. Model 1226 reupholstered in Mohair. Dimensions: 30" high 30" deep 26" wide 17" seat height 21" arm height
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Ward Bennett Landmark Style Lounge Chairs in Wood and Cane, a Pair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
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Pair of Chromcraft Black Tufted Swivel Lounge Chairs.. Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett, Chromcraft
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Chromcraft Black Tufted Swivel Lounge Chairs.. attrib. Ward Bennett Designs,, Extremely comfortable,, 360% swivel.. Nice original condition,, Hand delivery avail to New York...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Ward Bennett "Scissor" Lounge Chairs for Brickel in Chrome and Beige Leather
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Littleton, CO
An iconic pair of 1960s "Scissor" chairs in chrome and leather by Ward Bennett for Brickel. Crafted during the height of Mid-Century Modern design, these chairs epitomize the era's s...
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Navy Blue Mohair Executive Swivel Chair by Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett
Located in Danville, CA
Stunning reclining Executive swivel chair by Ward Bennett for Brickel. The chair is in beautiful original condition. The chrome base and slimline casters are also in excellent condit...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Sculpted Walnut Armchair by Ward Bennett Brickel
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to reach out for accurate shipping to your location. Sculpted Walnut Armchair. Designed by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates. Rose fabric appears to be original.
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1970s Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Pair of Black Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Style Tufted Lounge Chairs Casters
By Ward Bennett
Located in Wayne, NJ
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H 30 in W 81 in D 35 in
Previously Available Items
1 Ward Bennett Barrel Lounge Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Brickel Associates, Inc Ward Bennett Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. Early on, he undertook various studies in the Fine Arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Fabric

1 Ward Bennett Barrel Lounge Chair
1 Ward Bennett Barrel Lounge Chair
H 27 in W 27 in D 25 in
Ward Bennett Brickel Executive Desk Chair Bronze Base
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Brickel Ward Bennett Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett`s projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter--a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a country house in Long Island and a flat in Paris. In the commercial category, works encompass a national network of showrooms for Brickel, projects for Chase Manhattan Bank and consultant plans for the Solow Building Corporation. In 1963, he began a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing first furniture and later textiles. He is considered a prodigious designer of objects: china, glassware and silver for Tiffany and Company; flatware for Supreme; porcelain for Sasaki; and, leather goods for Hermes. Bennett designs are well represented in the Museum of Modern Art`s permanent collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Ward Bennett Brickel executive desk chair bronze...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Bronze

1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Red Bronze Base Bumper Chair
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Ward Bennett Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. His career evolved from his teen years onward, when he left home at thirteen and began traveling at sixteen. Travel, he says has continually been a prevailing influence on his work. Early on, he undertook various studies in the fine arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Bronze

Pair of Ward Bennett Landmark Cane Armchairs for Brickel and Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett's projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter, a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a country house in Long Island and a flat in Paris. In the commercial category, works encompass a national network of showrooms for Brickel, projects for Chase Manhattan Bank and consultant plans for the Solow Building Corporation. In 1963, he began a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing first furniture and later textiles. He is considered a prodigious designer of objects: china, glassware and silver for Tiffany & Co., flatware for Supreme, porcelain for Sasaki, and, leather goods for Hermes. Bennett designs are well represented in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Pair of Ward Bennett cane armchairs Ward Bennett landmark...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Cane, Oak

Pair of Ward Bennett Barrel Lounge Chairs
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Brickel Associates, Inc Ward Bennett Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. Early on, he undertook various studies in the Fine Arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
Category

1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

Materials

Fabric

1 Ward Bennett Landmark Bankers Cane Chair by Brickel Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett`s projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter--a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a country house in Long Island and a flat in Paris. In the commercial category, works encompass a national network of showrooms for Brickel, projects for Chase Manhattan Bank and consultant plans for the Solow Building Corporation. In 1963, he began a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing first furniture and later textiles. He is considered a prodigious designer of objects: china, glassware and silver for Tiffany and Company; flatware for Supreme; porcelain for Sasaki; and, leather goods for Hermes. Bennett designs are well represented in the Museum of Modern Art`s permanent collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Vintage midcentury set of 4 cane chairs by Ward Bennett...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Ash

Vintage Midcentury Ward Bennett Brickel Executive Desk Chair Bronze Base
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Brickel Ward Bennett Best known for his interiors, Mr. Bennett`s projects include residence in New York, London, Venice and Rome, as well as his own quarter--a Manhattan apartment atop the Dakota, a country house in Long Island and a flat in Paris. In the commercial category, works encompass a national network of showrooms for Brickel, projects for Chase Manhattan Bank and consultant plans for the Solow Building Corporation. In 1963, he began a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing first furniture and later textiles. He is considered a prodigious designer of objects: china, glassware and silver for Tiffany and Company; flatware for Supreme; porcelain for Sasaki; and, leather goods for Hermes. Bennett designs are well represented in the Museum of Modern Art`s permanent collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Ward Bennett Brickel executive desk chair bronze...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Midcentury Bankers Lounge Chairs by Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. His career evolved from his teen years onward, when he left home at thirteen and began traveling at sixteen. Travel, he says has continually been a prevailing influence on his work. Early on, he undertook various studies in the fine arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

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Walnut

Pair Ward Bennett Brickel Banker Chairs
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. His career evolved from his teen years onward, when he left home at thirteen and began t...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Cherry

Pair Ward Bennett Brickel Banker Chairs
Pair Ward Bennett Brickel Banker Chairs
H 32.25 in W 30 in D 33 in
Vintage Pair of Landmark Cane Chairs by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Brickel Associates Ward Bennett Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. His career evolved from his teen years onward, when he left home at 13 and began traveling at 16. Travel, he says has continually been a prevailing influence on his work. Early on, he undertook various studies in the fine arts including drawing at the Porto Romano...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

Materials

Cane

Vintage Mid-Century Ward Bennett Brickel Channel Back Sofa
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
Quite simply, there is no area of art and design in which Ward Bennett has not been involved. His career evolved from his teen years onward, when he left home at thirteen and began t...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Furniture

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Mohair

Vintage Ward Bennett Brickel Sofa
By Ward Bennett
Located in Pasadena, TX
ofa Couch Brickel by Ward Bennett ~Features~ Upholstered in a neutral sand color This sofa will make a great addition to any modern space This Ad is for (1) Couch (2) avail...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Furniture

Vintage Ward Bennett Brickel Sofa
Vintage Ward Bennett Brickel Sofa
H 30 in W 71 in D 33 in

Ward Bennett furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Ward Bennett furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Ward Bennett furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Ward Bennett were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Selig, Brown Jordan, and Kipp Stewart. Prices for Ward Bennett furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $215 and can go as high as $78,600, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,775.

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