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Modern Benches

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
21st Century Modern T50 Armchair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern T50 Armchair White Wool Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Europe by Greenapple. The elegant and slim silhouette of the T50 adds a modern touch to the ret...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

21th Century Contemporary Minimal White Velvet Bench With Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Fifih Bench is a luxury bench upholstered in velvet and wood base. A contemporary design bench is perfect for minimalist and modern interior architecture projects. Materials: Uphols...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Velvet, Wood, Lacquer, Fabric

Modern White Velvet Upholstered Bench with Black Wenge Legs Gold Stainless Steel
Located in Porto, PT
Moa bench is an accent bench. It is upholstered in suede and structure in matte wengue ash wood with details in polished brass. Its design expresses a solemn geometry accentuating a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Brass

Doughnut Solid Cork Contemporary Sculptural Carved Coffee Table Bench Natural
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
A realization of meticulous research, this piece is part of a collection that highlights the formal longevity and environmental sustainability of Mediterranean cork. Monolithic an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Cork

Douglas Fir Wood Outdoor Slat Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ten10 slat bench made with Douglas fir and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Custom sizes available.
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Kitchen Counter Stool, Contemporary Design, Old Silver Steel and Black Leather
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The Wanderlust contemporary counter stool belongs to a collection of minimalist and serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned m...
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2010s European Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Metal Plated Oak Small Parkdale Bench by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Metal plated oak small Parkdale bench by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 51" x 16" x H 17.25" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Hardwax oil, Powder-coated metal. Metal plated f...
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Steel

Geometric Bench Metal Stainless Steel Brass by Ana Volante 21st century
Located in Miami, FL
Futuristic bench Stainless steel 12Ga Brush finish Brass 260 Designed by Ana Volante Dimensions: 45cm x 1.20m x 45cm (17.7") x (47.2") x (17.7") Handcrafted stainless-steel d...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Contemporary Minimal Black and White Ecowood Veneer Fold Bench, USA
Located in Chicago, IL
Perfect for a foyer or the end of a bed, the contemporary minimal lined, black and white, Fold Bench is easily adapted to any space. The Fold Bench began as an experiment in creating...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Composition

Bronze and Leather Bench, KIMANI Lounge by Reda Amalou, 2019, Gallery Collection
Located in Paris, FR
The Gallery collection showcases exclusive designs by Reda Amalou. The pieces are crafted by some of the best artisans around the world and are edited as a series of 8 and 4 artist’...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze

"Xilte" Sofa
Located in Mexico City, MX
The "Xitle" sofa is part of ADN Studio´s Volcan Collection. This collection seeks to go back to basics. It is a subtle and refined interpretation of the archytypical Modern furniture...
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2010s Mexican Modern Benches

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Hardwood

Ovni, Purple Bench by Cultivado Em Casa
Located in Geneve, CH
Ovni - Purple bench by Cultivado Em Casa Dimensions: 38 x 38 x 45 cm Materials: MDF, Carbon Steel, Resin, Painting in Duco Paint. Also Available: tricolor, green, yellow Afte...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Eero Aarnio White Copacabana Bench
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Eero Aarnio, 1991 The Copacabana was designed to go with the Pastil chair; the curved line of the table suits the round shape of the chair. Copacabana can be used as bot...
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2010s Finnish Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

BAKER Milling Road Better Together Bench in Black by Kara Mann - Pair
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of contemporary benches designed by Kara Mann for Baker Furniture Company for their Milling Road line. Black and Walnut. Simple cushions can be made to complement your existin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut, Paint

Modern Blue Leather and Lucite Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
A modern blue leather and lucite bench, elegant blue leather cushion with quilted design rests in between two acrylic lucite legs. This piece has a modern luxurious look and feel. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Modern Bench, Wire Cloud Bench by Bend Goods, White
Located in Ontario, CA
Made to inspire a smile and a photo-op, The Cloud bench is a bold, fun, and friendly wire lounge chair that sits two. With sunbrella padding and a cloud shape, this seat is perfect a...
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2010s Unknown Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Ugo, 55 Inches Animal Cedar Wood Bench, Designed by Paolo SalvadÈ, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (1.8) Bench made from a single block of scented cedar with its sculptured shape inspired by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cedar

Vintage Italian Wicker Works Benches in Knoll Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These are original wicker works of Italy benches, circa 1980. Upholstered in brown Knoll leather. Price per item.  
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wicker

Stylish Clean Line Upholstered Bench 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Stylish fully upholstered bench with graphic fabric, American, 1970s.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Contemporary Italian Bench in Metal, Textile and Brass Details
Located in Vilnius, LT
Contemporary Italian bench is made of metal legs decorated with brass details. The seat part is upholstered with black velour textile.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Brass

Yellow Aluminum Entry Bench
Located in New York, NY
The Foundation Entry bench is made from brake-formed 1/4" aluminum plate and comes standard in waxed aluminum with one lower shelf. Additional shelves can be added upon request. As w...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Montgomery Woven Leather Bench 60in
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Montgomery Bench by Crump and Kwash Solid wood frame / handwoven vegetable tanned leather seat / no VOC oil finish Dimensions: 18 H x 16 D x 60 W Wood: walnut, maple, blacken...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Modern Bench with Floral Channel Cushion and Lucite Base
Located in Greenwich, CT
This modern bench features a clear Lucite base and an upholstered channeled cushion. The fabric is a colorful embroidered floral pattern from Christian Lacroix fabrics. Available now...
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2010s Modern Benches

Materials

Lucite

Aluminium and Tree Trunk Pair of Benches Signed by Hilla Shamia Design Studio
Located in Paris, FR
"Wood Casting": Two benches (or side tables) made of aluminium and tree trunk (Cyprès). Because of her fabrication technique, each piece is unique. Hilla Shamia Design Studio: Hil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Ash Oxbend Bench by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Geneve, CH
Oxbend bench by Fernweh Woodworking Dimensions: H 30" x W 48" x D 17" 4 feet wide Seat: W 48” x D 17” x 16.5” high at front Backrest: 29.5” high at center, 30” high on ends ...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Ash

21st Century Modern 3 Seater Oakwood Bench in Helix Shape DNA Made in Italy
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

Set Lhamu Bench by Sizar Alexis
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Lhamu bench by Sizar Alexis Limited Edition of 10 Pieces Dimensions: L 160 x W 60 x H 45 cm Materials: Burned Oak Lahmu When me and my wife got home from the maternity ward...
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2010s Swedish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Set of 2 Counter Stool, Contemporary Design, Black Steel & Black Leather
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Counter stool in black smoke polished steel and black saddle leather. The phrases "Less is more" and "God is in the detail" from the German-American architect and industrial designe...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Pouf Potus Soft, for Outdoor, Waterproof Eco-Leather, Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG furniture represent luxury in terms of exclusivity, distinction and high quality. They are the result of sophisticated and exclusive design with a strong identity and are the outc...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Faux Leather

Impressive Solid Oak Bench by Mexican Modernist Architect Ricardo Legorretta
By Ricardo Legoretta
Located in Danville, CA
Custom Ricardo Legorretta white oak slat bench. Legorretta is well known for dozens of high profile private and municipal buildings and public spaces throughout the world. His distin...
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1990s American Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Walnut Cantilever Arm Bench by Phaedo
Located in Geneve, CH
Walnut Cantilever arm bench by Phaedo Dimensions: L 60" x D 18-1/2" x H 35" inches Materials: Natural black walnut The Cantilever bench is a simplified form that blends rationa...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut

Mountains Cedar Bench, Designed by Hsiao-Ching Wang, Made in Italy
By Hsiao Chin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) Bench made from a single block of scented cedar. Unique wavy and sinuous movement that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cedar

Kitchen Counter Stool, Contemporary Design, Black Steel & Navy Blue Leather
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The Wanderlust contemporary counter stool belongs to a collection of minimalist and serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned m...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

21st Century Little Corner Sofa Designed and Handcrafted by Giampiero Romanò
Located in Milan, IT
This colored corner sofa is a one of a kind piece, designed and handcrafted by Giampiero Romanò in 2022. The artist reached the fame thanks to his weird cut mirrors, but his passion ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer, Fabric

Amy Bench in Fabric, Contemporary Portuguese Design
Located in Porto, PT
Amy bench is a truly versatile piece for functional bedrooms. At the end of a bed, Amy bench acts as a beautiful visual anchor in any decor. An elegant piece for timeless bedrooms. ...
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2010s Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Organic Outdoor Oak Coffee Table Inspired by Oases Clay Furniture in Egypt
Located in Cairo, EG
Organic outdoor oak coffee table inspired by Oases Clay Furniture in Egypt. Inspired by the versatile built-in furniture of the Egyptian oases, this design mimics the earthiness and...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Grid Bench by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Grid bench by HWE Limited Edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 49 x W 100 x D 67 cm Colours: black, white Hot Wire Extensi...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

Big Foot Bench by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Big foot bench by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 120 / W 40 /H 45 CM Materials: Fiber concrete At first glance the Big Foots col...
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2010s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Concrete

Emeco Alfi 3-Seat Bench in White and Dark Ash with Low Back by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco and Morrison together, designed and engineered The Alfi collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Alfi reflects Emeco and Morri...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Bench Sitting AccardiBuccheri Medulum Oak Sheet Metal
Located in Meolo, Venezia
Vodo is a line of furniture redefining internal landscapes. Objects made of bent sheets of metal, recalling voids like windows opened towards inhabited spaces, sculptures that beco...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Sheet Metal

Outdoor Modern Bench with Industrial Concrete Wood and Stainless Steel
Located in Middle Grove, NY
This is an outdoor version of the Classic Jupiter bench by Peter Harrison. It is constructed of concrete, stainless steel, and mahogany and specifically intended for exterior use. It...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Concrete, Stainless Steel

Pair of Mongolian Lambskin Benches
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of black Mongolian lambskin benches, creation by Studio Glustin, 2016.
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2010s French Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

White Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, in Stock (80s style)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

'Helping Hands' Bench / Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Stunning bench / sculpture composed of helping hands with a solid stone top resting between them. The pieces are both modern and have a timeless neoclassical quality. They can used i...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Benches

Lion in Frost Lucite Sculptural Bench with Off White Upholstered Seat Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This fabulous and now hard to come by signed vintage lucite bench is by Lion in Frost and from the 70's. It could be a small bench or vanity bench placed anywhere. We have had it pol...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Contemporary Leather Bench, Aurelia by Stephane Parmentier for Giobagnara
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary leather bench - Aurelia by Stephane Parmentier for Giobagnara. The object presented in the image has following finish: A37 light grey suede leather. Classic yet mode...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Bedside Table Stool Little AccardiBuccheri Medulum Wood Sheet Metal
Located in Meolo, Venezia
Vodo is a line of furniture redefining internal landscapes. Objects made of bent sheets of metal, recalling voids like windows opened towards inhabited spaces, sculptures that beco...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Sheet Metal

Rive Bench Big by Draga & Aurel Cement and Bronze, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga & Aurel: Bench in concrete with details obtained through a technique involving the corrosion of sea salt. Hand finished brass leg. The benc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cement, Brass

Modern Bench, Wire Cloud Bench by Bend Goods, Electric Blue
Located in Ontario, CA
Made to inspire a smile and a photo-op, The Cloud bench is a bold, fun, and friendly wire lounge chair that sits two. With sunbrella padding and a cloud shape, this seat is perfect a...
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2010s Unknown Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Ash Oxbend Bench by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Geneve, CH
5 feets ash oxbend bench by Fernweh Woodworking Dimensions: H 30 " x W 60 " x D 17 " 5 feet wide Seat: W 60”x D 17” x 16.5” high at front Backrest: 29.5” high at center, 30” ...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Ash

Orange Caribe Vis a Vis by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Orange Caribe Vis a Vis by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Galvanized and powder-coated tubular steel. PVC strings are made from recycled plastic. Technique: Made from recycled plasti...
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2010s German Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Bench Series Contemporary Seating by Hot Wire Extensions
Located in London, GB
The bench is an example of hot wire extensions’ bold innovative manufacturing process. Hot wire extensions are a young sustainable design brand, dedicated to material exploration and...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

Industrial Contemporary Bench by Peter Harrison. Concrete Metal and Black Wood
Located in Middle Grove, NY
Jupiter XL is a larger version of the Jupiter bench. It maintains Jupiter’s sleek nautical lines while getting taller longer and wider. The stainless steel rods are gently curved and...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Concrete, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Dark Brown Christian Liaigre Pirogue Bench for Holly Hunt, Pair Available
Located in New York, NY
A dark chocolate brown wood bench by Christian Liaigre, the elegant and simple top with tapered edges resting on four bulbous legs, made in France for Holly Hunt stamped underneath. ...
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1990s French Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Bridge, 94 Inches Black Cedar Bench, Designed by C.R.& S., Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (1.8) Bench made from a single block of aromatic cedar that features an original and geometr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cedar

Josef Frank for Thonet Bentwood Bench with Zebra Hide Cushion
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Wow factor! A Classic Thonet frame with an elevated luxury look. The slick, bentwood, black-lacquered frame is the perfect base for a custom, feather-filled zebra hide cushion. The c...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Zebra Hide

Vape Bench, Laminate and Powder Coated Aluminum, in stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Vape bench is styled after '90s mall furniture. Its shifting gray tones and black laminate edges distinguish the bench’s assembled parts. A yellow powder coated aluminum truss pr...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum

Bench Sitting AccardiBuccheri Medulum Oak Sheet Metal
Located in Meolo, Venezia
Vodo is a line of furniture redefining internal landscapes. Objects made of bent sheets of metal, recalling voids like windows opened towards inhabited spaces, sculptures that beco...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Sheet Metal

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