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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Greenapple Armchair, T50 Armchair, White Wool Bouclé, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
T50 Armchair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the elegant and slim silhouette of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Brass

Modern Cream Gradient Velvet Wave Bench Ebony Veneer Base
Located in Porto, PT
21th century Contemporary cream bench & Ebony veneer base bold shapes Cadiz Bench combines bold shapes with extreme attention to comfort. A modern bench ideal for any contemporary s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Ebony

Contemporary Gray Suede Bench With Anodized Iron & Golden Brass Details
Located in Porto, PT
Arcana Bench is an Art Deco-inspired bench that will steal the show in any modern living room project. A luxury bench upholstered in leather with a playful design base with polished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Iron

21st 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

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Lacquer, Fabric

21st Century Contemporary Minimal Orange Velvet Bench 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

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Lacquer, Fabric

Contemporary White Suede Bench With Anodized Iron Base & Golden Brass Details
Located in Porto, PT
Arcana Bench is an Art Deco-inspired bench that will steal the show in any modern living room project. A luxury bench upholstered in leather with a playful design base with polished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Iron

Modern Nude Velvet Wave Bench Ebony Veneer Base
Located in Porto, PT
21st century contemporary beige bench & ebony veneer base bold shapes Cadiz Bench Nude combines bold shapes with extreme attention to comfort. A modern bench with a Memphis-style ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Ebony

Forseti Ottoman in Carbon Steel and Leather
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Forseti ottoman was created with the union of elegant, modern and clean materials such as carbon steel in the colors options: bronze, gold, black copper or beige. Details with b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

21st Century Contemporary Red Velvet Bench & Ebony Veneer Base
Located in Porto, PT
Cadiz Bench combines bold shapes with extreme attention to comfort. A modern bench with a Memphis-style inspiration is ideal for any contemporary seating area or a luxury entryway. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Ebony, Velvet, Wood

Modern Black Braided Leather Bench W/ Suede Arms & Polished Brass Legs
Located in Porto, PT
Zeus Bench is a modern bench design, perfect for a modern hotel lobby or a presidential suite. An upholstered leather seat with a sculptural and elegant base will provide your entryw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Bench Solid Slab Wood Nutwood Mirror Stainless Steel Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The bench 'Sitz!' has a structure in stainless steel AISI 316, welded and mirror polished by hand. Bench top in solid slab of European nutwood smoothened by hand and treated with nat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimalist Arched Upholstered Bench in Italian Gray Oak by Martin and Brockett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Martin and Brockett's Arcade bench is a nod to the ancient Roman architectural form, a succession of contiguous arches supported by columns. The bench has a slight convex curvature a...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Hako Ash Bench by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Hako ash bench by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L120 / W35 /H41,5 cm Materials: metal, ash, french bamboo mesh Hako, the Japanese...
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2010s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Greenapple Bed Stool, Abadia Bed Stool, Dark-Blue Velvet, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Abadia Bed Stool, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The perfect complement for your bedroom. Abadia bed stool offers simplicity and comfort ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Walnut

Modern Tufted Leather X Frame Stool
Located in Westwood, NJ
A modern tufted leather X frame stool, classic meets contemporary with this versatile piece. The top boxed cushion is crafted in rich brown leather accented with button tufting, it s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Matrice Bench by Plumbum
Located in Geneve, CH
Matrice bench by Plumbum Dimensions: 50" x 25.60" x H 53.47" Materials: Powder-coated steel, velvet. Also available in other colors and sizes. Matrice's two-seat settee is a ...
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2010s French Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Wedge, Black Cedar Wood Bench with Red Iron Base, 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 of a single block of scented cedar with a simple and linear geometrical sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Red Pencil Wood Bench 42, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. (2.2) Red pencil as a 42 inches bench made of wood. We all remember holding a pencil from s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fir

New Contemporary Hand-Felted Wool Bench with 2 Cushions
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
A contemporary wool bench on the cutting edge of design. Textile designer Ghislaine Garcin has invented a new form of material, integrating knitted wool into wool felt to create her ...
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2010s French Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

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

Modern Upholstered Long Bench with Mahogany Legs
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Modern upholstered long bench with mahogany legs, gold fabric and nailhead trim.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Benches

Materials

Mahogany

ASYM Day Bed, Modern Asymmetrical Day Bed in Cream Boucle
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Asym day bed features asymmetrical design elements that are both sophisticated and simple. The unbalanced tension of the piece works beautifully together to make a minimal and el...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery

Mora Bench
Located in Northfield, MN
The Mora bench introduces textile to our line up and we welcome this new form to our familiar pieces. The bench is being offered with and without a cushion in a variety of material c...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Ash, Oak, Walnut

Black Steel Curved Bench by Kristina Dam Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Black steel curved bench by Kristina Dam Studio. Materials: black powder-coated steel Dimensions: D 40 x W 110 x H 42 cm 35 kg Dimensions cannot be customized. *Safe to use ...
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2010s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Contemporary Cream Plaster Bench, Chubby Bench by Faye Toogood
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary plaster bench - chubby bench by Faye Toogood This is shown in the cream plaster finish. Design: Faye Toogood Material: Sealed Reinforced plaster Available also in...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Benches

Materials

Plaster

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Coat Rack Bench in Pure White with Cane Seat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The two Swedish designers able to give a poetic and innovative touch to materials at the same time, have come up with Coat Rack Bench for the Wiener GTV Design 2014 collection, a coa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Vintage Modern Oak Bentwood and Chrome Two-Seat Settee or Bench Thonet Attribute
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage modern two-seat settee or bench of oak bentwood, chrome, and upholstery attributed to Thonet. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The wood, chrome, and fabric are ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Oak, Bentwood

2 French 1980s Solid Cherry Benches by Richard Peduzzi
Located in Long Island City, NY
Model conceived in 1989 by the scenographer and designer Richard PEDUZZI (born in 1943) for the completion of the Grand Louvre project and deployed in 1993 in the rooms of the Egypti...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Cherry

Blackened Walnut and Figured Elm Bench by Thomas Throop/ Black Creek Designs
Located in New Canaan, CT
This Havana bench features a blackened solid walnut base with a sculpted and bowed stretcher supporting a "floating" seat made of solid figured English elm. The elm seat is comprised...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Elm, Walnut

Handmade Modern Bench in Metal and Black Lacquered Wood, In Stock
Located in Middle Grove, NY
The Venus bench by Peter Harrison uses aluminum brackets with a linear edge texture to connect its legs to seat. There is a sexy reveal as the seat floats 1/4" above the legs. 16 cab...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Bench or Coffee Table, LINK by Reda Amalou, 2016, American Walnut
Located in Paris, FR
Contemporary coffee table or bench in glossy lacquer or wood essence . The bench, table and stool are the three pieces of furniture that make up the Link collection. Arranged separa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Oak, Walnut

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

Materials

Concrete

Black Mongolian Lamb and Lucite Bench
Located in New York, NY
Posh Perch. Twinkly and glamorous, our soft and luxurious Mongolian lamb bench is like jewelry for your home. It makes for exuberantly chic extra seating, or could easily double as a...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Benches

Materials

Sheepskin, Acrylic

Karl Springer "Sculpture Bench" in Tessellated Goatskin, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully crafted "Sculpture Bench" in tessellated goatskin by Karl Springer, American 1980's. Each piece of goatskin is placed like a piece in a mosaic. Reference: KARL SPRIN...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Lacquer, Goatskin, Wood

Exotic Wood and Steel Custom Bench from Costantini, Donato 'in Stock'
Located in New York, NY
In stock as shown The Donato suite of products features dining tables, benches, consoles, and coffee tables featuring a steel frame with its iconic angular detail where the polish...
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2010s Argentine Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Bronze Brera Bench by Marcos Zanuso Jr
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Brera Brench by Marcos Zanuso Jr Materials: Base in bronze lacquered metal or chromed metal Top in walnut veneer on medium or in black lacquered oak on medium Technique: Lacqu...
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2010s French Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Stunning Sleek Mahogany & Upholstered Bench by Baker
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sophisticated and sleek contemporary bench by Baker having mahogany slightly splayed tapered legs and base with handsome brass plaque decoration on each end. Upholstery is a chic wov...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Great Planes Handcrafted Modern Bench/Coffee Table in Beech Wood
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Life is complicated, furniture shouldn’t be. The Great Planes Collection is a series of tables and chairs pairing machined profiles with handcrafted details. Hewn from Beech wood, th...
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2010s North American Modern Benches

Materials

Beech

Bench, Marine Biology Series by Son Tae Seon
Located in Geneve, CH
Bench, Marine Biology series by Son Tae Seon ( 2021 ) Dimensions: D 30 x W 125 x H 43 cm Materials: Ash wood Son Tae Seon tries to capture the power and energy of creature in fu...
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2010s Korean Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

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

Cypress wooden slatted Bench for La Falegnameria Studio
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
A new bench, handmade in Tuscany in December 2021, unique piece It is made with Tuscan Cypress boards left in their natural outline, brushed and treated with Tung and Limonene oil. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cypress

Forest Velvet Minimalist Bench
Located in Geneve, CH
Forest velvet Minimalist bench Dimensions: L 110 x W 39 x H 68 CM Materials: Cotton velvet, steel The collection includes benches, chairs, shelves and mirrors in a wide variety...
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2010s Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Sia Bench by Jason Mizrahi
Located in Geneve, CH
Sia bench by Jason Mizrahi Dimensions: W 33”, D 14”, H 18” Materials: aluminium, bronze-plated with leather or velvet seat cover Finish option: Black powder coat finish Custom...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Bronze

Lego Bench with a Storage Slot, White
Located in Istanbul, 34
The Lego Bench looks exactly like its name, with several blocky feet that give it an anthropomorphic feel. It’s not only eye-catching, but practical as you can store your magazines a...
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2010s Turkish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Mountains Bench Hsiao-Ching Wang Contemporary Natural Cedar Made in Italy Riva19
Located in Cantù, IT
Bench made from a single block of scented cedar. Unique wavy and sinuous movement that evolves through an interplay of fullness alternated with emptiness.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Famed Brass Bench
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
The FAMED BENCH...harmoniously combines brass and fabric brining a refined elegance and comfort to your home. Length: 59.1'' / Depth: 17.7'' / Height: 18.5'' -Brass -Registered De...
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2010s Turkish Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Foam

Pure 55 Inches Cedar Bench, Designed by Matteo Thun, Made in Italy
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 aromatic cedar. Distinguished by its minimalist and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cedar

Crest Bench by Tretiak Works, Contemporary Handmade Solid Maple Bench
Located in Portland, OR
A fun and versatile bench fit for any space. The mixture of soft edges and firm lines create a comfortable seat and an intersection of shapes. With it’s flat top this piece works wel...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Maple

21st Century, Modern, Bouclé, Brass, Hand carved, Oak, Furniture, IO Bench
Located in Istanbul, TR
IO Bench Hand-sculpted solid wood legs, Bouclé fabric and Patinated brass. Designed by Buket Hoscan Bazman
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Ombra Bench Hikaru Mori Natural Cedar Made in Italy Riva1920
Located in Cantù, IT
Bench made of two parallelepipeds integrated with each other, like an object and its shadow. Union between a single block of solid scented cedarwood, squared section, and a part obta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Cedar

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

Materials

Concrete

TRIENNALE Small Bench, by Michele De Lucchi from Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Bench in laminated natural acid-etched glass, in matt colored diffusor glass or in glossy colored diffusor glass 30 mm thick (15 +15 mm) with shiny ground edge. Additional informati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Glass

Karl Springer Cantilevered "Mushroom Bench" 1980s 'signed'
Located in New York, NY
"Mushroom Bench", cantilevered in polished stainless steel with original leather seat, by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed with Karl Springer metal label on bottom). A rare and...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

White Arch Bench by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
White Arch bench by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 120 x 40 x 43 cm *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. Both display ways make it the focus of the space. It could ...
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2010s Chinese Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

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 colors, custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern movement furnitu...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

White Arch Bench by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
White Arch bench by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 120 x 40 x 43 cm *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. Both display ways make it the focus of the space. It could be lai...
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2010s Chinese Modern Benches

Materials

Fiberglass

Emeco Alfi 3-Seat Bench in White and 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

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