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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Short Bench by Laurids Gallée
Located in Geneve, CH
Short bench by Laurids Gallée Dimensions : W 80 x D 25 x H 45 cm Materials: Resin Weight: 34 kg Born in Austria in 1988, Laurids Gallée is based in Rotterdam. After studying Anthrop...
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2010s Dutch Modern Benches

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Resin

Concrete Bench Pool by Helder Barbosa
Located in Geneve, CH
Concrete bench pool by Helder Barbosa Materials: Concrete Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 45 cm Trained as a craftsman (école Boulle, 2014), Helder Barbosa is a designer who lives and wo...
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2010s French Modern Benches

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Concrete

Double Arch Chair by Rossi Studio
Located in Manchester, MA
An arch floating above its mirror image. Studio Rossi double arch chair defies gravity. Two simple swooping lines held apart by two powder coated aluminum spheres create a stunning s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Contemporary Handcrafted Geometric Ottoman "Aktis" in a Meander Form by Anaktae
Located in Athens, GR
Contemporary handcrafted ottoman "Aktis" shaped like a meander, entirely covered in fabric. The geometric design of the seating is inspired by the Meander or Greek key, one of the mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery

Proportions of Stone Stool by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone stool 05 by Lee Sisan 2020 Dimensions: W 36 x D 36 x H 45 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones,...
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2010s South Korean Modern Benches

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Stone, Steel

Pepino Daybed by Owl
Located in Geneve, CH
Pepino daybed by owl Dimensions: L 210 x W 70 x H 46 cm Materials: Plywood base, upholstered La Pepino is a collection of only seating, which consists of the repetition of cyli...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

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Upholstery, Plywood

Amorph Nala Sculptural Bench in Solid Woof Ebony Finish with White Leather
Located in Gardena, CA
Amorph sculptural Nala bench in solid ash wood with ebony stained finish and white leather upholstery. Dimensions: 60”L 23”W 18”H Custom sizes and finishes available.
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Brass Gold Arch Bench by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass Gold arch bench by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Brass Finishes available: Natural, satin, polished, aged Dimensions: W 155 x L 33 x 43cm Ma...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Finn Juhl Table Bench, Wood and Brass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1953, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Finn Juhl experienced an international breakthrough in the USA durin...
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2010s Danish Modern Benches

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Brass, Steel

N2V Bench Hand Carved in Bleached Cherry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The N-series uses rotational symmetry to explore the relationship between organic form and negative space. The pieces are fabricated by means of a stacked-lamination process, then sc...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Cherry

Contemporary Black Oak Bench Offered in Antique Pink Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Finish roble black oak Fabric cotton velvet antique pink Measures: H 46, L 195, F 80 H 18 1/8, L 76 6/8, F 19 6/8 Two cushions 17 3/4"x 17 3/4" 21 5/8" 21 5/8" COM / COL avail...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

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Velvet, Oak

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black Clothespin 75 Inches Vulcano Bench, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2) In Stock in Los Angeles Bench made of solid Black burnt cedar worked from single blocks ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Cedar

Modern Channel Detailed Nubuck Leather Upholstered Ottomans W/ Walnut Base S/Pr
Located in Bronxville, NY
A modern ottoman with a clean silhouette, narrow channel detailing and walnut base. This fully-upholstered ottoman shown in hunter green nubuck leather is available in a variety of c...
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2010s North American Modern Benches

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Dakota Jackson Leather Dining Banquette Benches
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish pair of dining banquette benches or settees designed by Dakota Jackson. The benches feature a hardwood frame with an ebonized lacquer finish. Upholstered with thick leather t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Leather, Hardwood

Modern Low Coffee Table Solid Oak, Nathan Lindberg Bench, Daybed, Pedestal E
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful contemporary Nathan Lindberg table, heavyweight. This piece can be used as a coffee table or console or bench... or even a daybed (please just contact us for more informati...
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2010s German Modern Benches

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Wood, Oak

ASANA Ground Chair, Neutral Cotton, Copper Frame and Wooden Base by Mario Milana
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The ASANA is a floor seat with an aim to take us closer to the earth and facilitate physical and mental balance. In the sanskritic yoga tradition asana means “the posture that brings...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Amy Solid Walnut and Maple Bench
Located in Cambridge, Ontario
The Amy bench is constructed of one and three quarter inch solid walnut on two solid maple pedestal bases. We use a high quality bees wax finish from Clapham's in British Columbia. T...
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

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Maple, Walnut

Vintage Clear Lucite Vanity Bench On Wheels with Upholstered Cushion
Located in North Miami, FL
This chic vintage clear lucite vanity bench has 2 tiers under the cushion which has been newly re-upholstered in a chenille colorful abstract fabric with a dark gray background infus...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Benches

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Upholstery, Lucite

Bench by Accardi & Buccheri for Medulum
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

Soy Una Roca, Sculptural Concrete Seat by OPIARY
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Opiary is a Brooklyn-based biophilic design and production studio. We integrate nature in each of our designs, incorporating live greenery and organic shapes into bespoke furniture, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Benches

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Concrete

Ionic Steel Bench Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2014
Located in New York, NY
It's inspired by the capital of an ionic column. Instead of the look of dense stone, I wanted to extract the lines of the form to create a light, spacious and resilient bench in whic...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Ionic Steel Bench, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2014
Located in New York, NY
It's inspired by the capital of an ionic column. Instead of the look of dense stone, I wanted to extract the lines of the form to create a light, spacious and resilient bench in whic...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Steel

Dish Solid Wood Contemporary Sculptural Carved Bench Coffee Console Table Black
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Taking inspiration from hand-carved African stools, a solid wood tabletop with a sloping underbelly is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Ash

Pastel Long Bench, Made in Steel and Natural Linoleum Customisable
By &New
Located in Leicester, GB
The Pastel bench is available in four pastel colour combinations. The contrasting texture of the sleek powder-coated steel and the tactile natural linoleum makes a lovely combination...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Designer Velvet Flower High Bench, Lotus
Located in Santa Cruz do Bispo, PT
The designer velvet flower high bench succumb to this sumptuous statement armchair. Combining the ultimate in style and comfort. Carved from solid beech wood, superbly padded and uph...
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2010s European Modern Benches

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Velvet

Short Prong Bench in Satin Brass Base with Upholstery by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
An upholstered board and loose cushion floating atop long, delicate legs, the Prong bench showcases Gabriel Scott’s expert craftsmanship. A narrow black, brass, or copper base, the P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

La Falaise Bench & Side Table - Eduard Locota with turquoise-green Acrylic Glass
Located in Timisoara, RO
“La Falaise” is a French name translated into “The Cliff” Walking along side to the Failaise d’Etretat, inspired by the beauty and strong contrasts of the France’s Northern Coast. ...
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2010s Balkan Modern Benches

Materials

Composition

Realm Bench / Sculpture by Eduard Locota, Oak Wood & Rainbow Color Jesmonite
Located in Timisoara, RO
Memorable With a vocabulary of clear shapes, Eduard Locota is creating visually reductive works that imply rather than resemble the subjects in the artwork, beyond the threshold o...
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2010s Balkan Modern Benches

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Concrete

Industrial Handmade Bench with Radical Aluminum Joinery, In Stock
Located in Middle Grove, NY
The Kauai bench has a completely unorthodox leg system that is joined by Industrial aluminum brackets. Six legs and six connections to the top, this bench has a repeating rhythm that...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Contemporary Channeled Fleure Bench in Designers Guild Velvet
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Fleure bench, with its impeccable fluted detailing compliments one of our signature pieces, the Fleure sofa. Shown here upholstered in Designers Guild terracotta cotton velvet. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Benches

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Velvet

Contemporary Channeled Fleure Bench in Mohair Velvet with Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Fleure Bench, with its impeccable fluted detailing compliments one of our signature pieces, the Fleure Sofa. Shown here upholstered in Mohair Velvet. The feet are shown in natura...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Mohair

NM15 Contemporary Bench in Stainless Steel and Marble by NM3
Located in London, GB
NM15 is a 8mm thick aluminium laser cut and dry assembled bench with a top made out of verde alpi marble. Dimension (cm): 120 x 34 x 36 (H) Additional info: The wooden box i...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Set of 3 Counter Stool, Contemporary Design, Black Steel & Tobacco Leather
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Counter stool in black smoke polished steel and natural tobacco saddle leather. The phrases "Less is more" and "God is in the detail" from the German-American architect and indust...
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2010s European Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Leo Bench, Ivory Bouclé & Wood Bench by Christian Siriano
Located in New York, NY
Made to order wood & bouclé bench designed by Christian Siriano. Fabric for seat/back cushion: Ivory Bouclé Base: Black lacquered maple.  
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Bouclé, Maple

Antique Style Long Leather Tufted Bench
Located in New York, NY
Antique style long leather tufted bench. The color of the leather is dark chocolate brown and has a solid wooden base.
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1990s Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pepino Bench by Owl
Located in Geneve, CH
Pepino bench by Owl Dimensions: L 140 x W 60 x H 46 cm Materials: Plywood base, upholstered La Pepino is a collection of only seating, which consists of the repetition of cylind...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Plywood

Oslo Bench in Ash by Studio Moe
Located in Portland, OR
Whether at the end of your bed, next to shoes at the door, or seating several at your dining table, this clean modern design was made with versatility in mind. Featuring our signatur...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Ash

Geometric Bench Metal Stainless Steel Brass by Ana Volante 21st century In stock
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

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Modern Handwoven Blonde Leather Upholstered Bench with Walnut Base
Located in Bronxville, NY
A modern handwoven leather upholstered bench with a clean Silhouette and 3" natural walnut base with a satin finish. This fully-upholstered bench shown in blonde handwoven Italian le...
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2010s North American Modern Benches

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Leather, Walnut

Modern Bench with Industrial Concrete Wood and Metal
Located in Middle Grove, NY
The Jupiter bench is elegantly constructed of concrete stainless steel, aluminium and mahogany. Its design has nautical references. The hole through the top centres over the crossing...
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Early 2000s American Modern Benches

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Concrete, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

PANCHINA Powder Pink Mohair Bench with Painted Metal & Brass by Dimoremilano
Located in Milan, IT
PANCHINA Bench in Painted Metal and Brass Upholstered in Mohair Bench with a structure in matte black painted metal and oxidized brass details. Padded in polyurethane foam, upholster...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Dragon Bench Contemporary Bench in Black Walnut by Daniel Nikolovski
Located in London, GB
The Dragon bench is a part of a mini collection consisted of furniture pieces handcrafted entirely out of massive Black Walnut (Noce Canaletto), characterised by petite proportions -...
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2010s Macedonian Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut

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

Traaf 'Small' Contemporary Bench in Granito Stone and MDF by Tim Vranken
Located in London, GB
Traaf's design language offers a selection of the ancient and the modern. The basic characteristics of the materials used determine how these materials relate to each other and thus ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Benches

Materials

Granite

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

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Cement, Brass

HOLLY HUNT Dragonfly Bench in Stainless Steel with Upholstered Seat
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Dragonfly bench in stainless steel with upholstered seat. A graceful polished stainless base supports a perfectly upholstered HOLLY HUNT Leather seat with precise stitchin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Diapositive Bench in Dark Brown Oak, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Collection comprising a bench, sofa, desks and small bookcase in transparent extralight, laminated and thermo-welded glass with elements of solid natural ash or dark brown oak at the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Oak, Glass

Glas Italia Diapositive Desk in Dark Brown Oak, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Located in Macherio, IT
Diapositive bench is shown here in the orange transparent colored glass and natural ash outer edge. Collection comprising a bench, sofa, desks and small bookcase in transparent extra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Ash, Glass

Modern Minimal "Brass Bench" Reclaimed Structural Oak Beams on Brass Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Two unique structural beams dating from the 1860s feature hand-hewn adze marks and hand-cut mortises. These beams are charred in the ancient Japanese technique of Shou-sugi-ban and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Brass, Steel

RS Barcelona On the Road Bench in Peacock Fabric by Stone Designs
Located in Edison, NJ
The "On the Road" bench has nothing added or superfluous. It is just as it is: a natural and discreet bench, inspired by a long motorcycle journey on Route 66. Suitable for any room,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Beech

Nilufar Gallery Bench CB01 by Johan Viladrich
Located in Milan, IT
Bench CB01 by Johan Viladrich, the Netherlands, 2018. Nilufar edition. Brushed copper. 110 x 15 x H 85 cm, 43.3 x 6 x 33.4 in. The CB01 bench is a sculptural composition made of four...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Benches

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Copper

Easy Street Marquetry Bench by Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Easy Street Marquetry Bench by Matteo Cibic is a chic bench for two, with graphic appeal and glimpses of scarlet. It can be matched beautifully with Aelita or be used on its own. In...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Benches

Materials

Resin

Nilufar Gallery Guise 4 Spray Bench by Odd Matter
Located in Milan, IT
Guise 4 spray bench by Odd Matter, Italy, 2018. Nilufar edition. EPS foam, spray. Measures: 163 x 40 x H 36 cm, 64.2 x 15.7 x H 14.2 in. Guise explores the first encounter? Through t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Polystyrene, Paint

RS Barcelona On the Road Bench in Caviar Fabric by Stone Designs
Located in Edison, NJ
The ‘On the Road Bench’ has nothing added or superfluous. It is just as it is: a natural and discreet bench, inspired by a long motorcycle journey on Route 66. Suitable for any room,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Beech

Liquid Color Bench in Elm Wood with Colored Resin Seat by Hillsideout
Located in Milan, IT
This series celebrates the color and its uniqueness when it reacts with transparencies like resin. The result of colorful shades, which cannot be repeated in the same way, is combine...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

RS Barcelona On the Road Bench in Ash Fabric by Stone Designs
Located in Edison, NJ
The “On the Road Bench” has nothing added or superfluous. It is just as it is: a natural and discreet bench, inspired by a long motorcycle journey on Route 66. Suitable for any room,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Beech

Nilufar Gallery Archetyping Bench B by Destroyers/Builders
Located in Milan, IT
Archetyping bench B by Destroyers/Builders, Belgium, 2018. Nilufar edition. Lacquered wood. Measures: 100 x 50 x H 55 cm, 39.3 x 19.6 x H 21.6 in. The archetype series are constructe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Nilufar Gallery Archetyping Bench A by Destroyers/Builders
Located in Milan, IT
Archetyping bench A by Destroyers/Builders, Belgium, 2018. Nilufar edition. Lacquered wood. Measures: 90 x 50 x H 65 cm, 35.4 x 19.6 x H 25.5 in. The archetype series are constructed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Benches

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Wood