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Ward Bennett Tables

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.

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Creator: Ward Bennett
Ward Bennett Circular Glass and Chrome Plated Steel Coffee Table
By Ward Bennett
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century round coffee / cocktail table with a circular clear glass top resting on a three bar chrome plated steel base. (WARD BENNETT)
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Metal, Steel, Chrome

Ward Bennett I-Beam Granite Coffee Table, 1970
By Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennet steel I-Beam steel and Granite coffee table, circa 1970. Original.
Category

1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Granite, Steel

Ward Bennett Modern White I-Beam Occasional Table for Geiger, 1960s, USA
By Ward Bennett, Geiger International
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ward Bennett modern white i-beam occasional table for Brickel Associates, 1960s, USA. Provenance: Brickel Associates; Property from a Private New York City Collection Measures: 15"...
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Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Enamel, Steel

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 in a green tweed fabric....
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Brass

Ward Bennett Low Table
By Ward Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Versatile; functions well as a side or cocktail table. Lightweight yet sturdy steel base with bright, polished metal finish. Original, height-adjustable feet. Three quarter inch glas...
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20th Century American Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Steel

1970s Two-Tier Table by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates
By Ward Bennett
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-tiered carved ash coffee or side table in natural oil finish with Brickel leather planar surfaces over four swivel casters. Model 1260. Marked on underside.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Ash, Leather

Two-Tiered Carrara Marble Table by Ward Bennett
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A refined and elegant rectilinear coffee or low table having an exposed stainless steel frame supporting two figured Carrara marble slabs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Stunning Ward Bennett Stone and Aluminum Dining Table by Lehigh Furniture
By Ward Bennett
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful stone top on aluminum base. Please see all pictures.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Stone, Metal

Ward Bennett Rosewood and Aluminum Coffee Table by Lehigh
By Lehigh Furniture Company, Ward Bennett
Located in Highland, IN
Ward Bennett's expert use of line and proportion are evident in this beautiful coffee table with a three legged aluminum base supporting a rich rosewood top.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Aluminum

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Lawrence Peabody Walnut Side Table for Craft Associates Furniture
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Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
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H 15.75 in. W 41.34 in. D 37.41 in.
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French Modernist Low Circular Table
Located in Westport, CT
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Steel I-Beam End Table - Modern Nightstand Lamp Table - Modern Side Table
By Pandemic Design Studio
Located in Bridgeport, PA
The Mid-Rise Side Table Command a sleek and refined level of minimalism, elegance, and proportion in your designer home or hotel lobby with this sophisticated side table or use as ...
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2010s American Minimalist Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Steel

1970s Granite and Chrome End Tables
Located in Denton, TX
Chiseled granite conjoined with chrome corners and floating glass top end tables.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Granite, Chrome

  • 1970s Granite and Chrome End Tables
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H 16.25 in. W 27 in. D 22 in.
Tom Bruinsma Glazed Chair and Table for Mobach Ceramics, the Netherlands
By Mobach, Tom Bruinsma 1
Located in Utrecht, NL
This elemental chair and table are a beautiful example of the collaboration between Dutch designer Tom Bruinsma and Mobach ceramics. These fully glazed ceramic pieces appear in a var...
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Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Hans C. Andersen for Artex Occasional Side Table, Teak, Denmark, 1960's
By Hans C. Andersen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare occasional side table by Hans C. Andersen for Artex. Denmark, 1960's Teak. 2x available. Newly refinished, in excellent condition.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Teak

Ocum Low Side Table in Tropical Wood
By Ania Wolowska
Located in PARQUE INDUSTRIAL OTHON P BLANCO, Quintana Roo
The quest for the balance in the proportions, the simplicity of the basic shapes and the minimalist construction are the design bases of the Ocum Collection. Versatile side tables, w...
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2010s Mexican Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Katalox, Hardwood, Walnut

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H 17.72 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Ward Bennett Attribution Pair Enameled Steel I-Beam Side Tables MCM Inspired
By Ward Bennett
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In creating a prototype, Ward Bennett actually cut off a section of a steel I-beam to achieve the raw aesthetic he was after. Here, a pair of solid enameled steel side tables. Each i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Steel

Previously Available Items
Pair of Ash and Leather Tables by Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of ash framed tables with inset green leather tops. Designed by Ward Bennett for Brickel.
Category

1970s Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Leather

Ward Bennett Burl and Brass Dining Table for Brickell Assoc, 1978
By Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett dining table for Brickel Associates. Fully restored. Polished brass base with refinished burl wood top.   
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Brass

Ward Bennett I-Beam Walnut Dining Table for Brickell Assoc. 1978
By Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett I-Beam blackened steel dining table for Brickel Associates, circa 1978. Refinished walnut top 36 x 36.  
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Bennett Geiger Square Chrome Glass Coffee Table X Base 1970s
By Geiger International, Ward Bennett
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, square coffee table, made of chrome and with a glass top, by Ward Bennett for Geiger Furniture, circa 1970s. In very good vintage condition. Th...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Chrome

Large Dining Table by Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett, Lehigh Leopold
Located in Providence, RI
Dining table with ebonized walnut top and aluminum base, designed by Ward Bennett, circa 1967, and produced by Lehigh-Leopold. Table measures 120" long x 39 1/2" wide x 29" tall. Top...
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Mid-20th Century American Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Aluminum

  • Large Dining Table by Ward Bennett
  • Large Dining Table by Ward Bennett
  • Large Dining Table by Ward Bennett
  • Large Dining Table by Ward Bennett
H 29 in. W 120 in. D 39.50 in.
Ward Bennett Steel I Beam Occasional Table
By Ward Bennett
Located in Southampton, NJ
From 1978, comes a wonderful I shaped beam occasional table from Ward Bennett of Brickel associates. perfect size to put anyway your desire. Yet, one of the heaviest occasional tabl...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Ward Bennett Steel I Beam Occasional Table
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  • Ward Bennett Steel I Beam Occasional Table
  • Ward Bennett Steel I Beam Occasional Table
H 14 in. W 14.5 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Oak and Leather Tables by Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of oak framed tables with inset leather tops by Ward Bennett.
Category

1970s Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Ward Bennett Ash and Elephant Hide Open Frame Coffee Table
By Ward Bennett, Brickel Associates
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates Inc., honey ashwood and russet-chestnut brown tanned elephant hide coffee table. Can be used as an ottoman. Radiused at all edges and corners.
Category

1980s American Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Ash, Hide

Desk by Ward Bennett
By Lehigh Leopold, Ward Bennett
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Desk by Ward Bennett, black painted wooden top with drawer sitting on a aluminium base.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Aluminum

  • Desk by Ward Bennett
  • Desk by Ward Bennett
  • Desk by Ward Bennett
  • Desk by Ward Bennett
H 29 in. W 66 in. D 36 in.
Ward Bennett, Glass Table on Wheels
By Ward Bennett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare glass top table designed by Ward Bennett. The 60 inch diameter sandblasted glass tops sits upon a painted tubular frame mounted on wheels.
Category

1970s American Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

Materials

Metal

Vintage Ward Bennett Steel 'I-Beam' Side Table, 20th Century, American
By Ward Bennett
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Ward Bennett black steel 'I-Beam' side table with a lovely patina and some wear to finish which adds to the beauty of the piece. This table embodies the aesthetic of the icon...
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20th Century American Modern Ward Bennett Tables

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Steel

Ward Bennett Ibeam Table
By Ward Bennett
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic Bennett design is a clever appropriation of architectural form in the service of decorative simplicity. Black enameled cast aluminum evokes a section of iron ibeam, but is lig...
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1960s American Vintage Ward Bennett Tables

  • Ward Bennett Ibeam Table
  • Ward Bennett Ibeam Table
  • Ward Bennett Ibeam Table
  • Ward Bennett Ibeam Table
H 14.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.

Ward Bennett tables for sale on 1stDibs

Ward Bennett tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Ward Bennett collection of tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 5 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original tables by Ward Bennett were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Curtis Jere, John Mascheroni and Gerald McCabe. Prices for Ward Bennett tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$2,500 and tops out at US$8,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,500 on average.

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