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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Custom White Biomorphic White Canvas Duck Upholstered Bench and or Settee
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful custom backless channeled floating organic kidney shaped bench and or settee is re-upholstered with white duck canvas. There are 7 t...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

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

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 i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Velvet, Ebony, Wood

Modern Channel Leather Daybed
Located in Zephyr Cove, NV
Modern, Channel upholstered seat in taupe leather color and black patinated steel metal legs. Would fit nicely into a Mid-Century style or Contemporary setting for additional seating, coffee table, ottoman or as bench seating at at table. Caste Bridger Daybed...
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2010s Unknown Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Velvet, Lacquer, Wood

Modern T50 Lounge Chair, Dedar Wool Bouclé, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
T50 Lounge Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the T50 lounge chair pays homage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Mohair, Oak, Wood, Bouclé

Sheep Bench by Studio AHEAD
Located in San Francisco, CA
Sheep bench is designed by Studio Ahead. The bench is upholstered in custom cream merino wool felt from Northern California sheep. Each side design is unique. Designed and fabricated...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Felt

4 French Mid-Century Modern Industrial Iron Stools / Benches
Located in New York, NY
Two pairs of French Mid-Century Modern / Industrial Design stools Priced and sold by the pair.
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1950s French Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Spina Table in Lac Wood Bordeaux 1 Edit by Portego
Located in Stienta, IT
Spina is a collection of tables, seating and consoles characterized by a dense skeletal base that supports a smaller horizontal plane along its axis. The thicknesses and proportio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Lacquer

CraftAssociates Upholstered Bench, Trenchard Modern Upholstered Bench, Black
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
CraftAssociates Upholstered Bench, Trenchard Modern Upholstered Bench, Black This modern upholstered bench is expertly crafted and upholstered. The bench boasts hand cut high-densit...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Modern T50 Lounge Chair, White Wool Bouclé, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
T50 Lounge Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the T50 lounge chair pays homage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Oak, Wood, Bouclé

Spina Table in Lac Wood Caramel 5 Edit by Portego
Located in Stienta, IT
Choose your color from palette is free Spina is a collection of tables, seating and consoles characterized by a dense skeletal base that supports a smaller horizontal plane along its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Lacquer

Modern Abadia Bed Stool Ottoman Navy Velvet Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Abadia Bed Stool, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The perfect complement for your bedroom. Abadia bed stool offer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Walnut

Spina Table in Lac Wood Bordeaux 3 Edit by Portego
Located in Stienta, IT
Spina is a collection of tables, seating and consoles characterized by a dense skeletal base that supports a smaller horizontal plane along its axis. The thicknesses and proportions...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Lacquer

Spina Table in Lac Wood Bordeaux 5 Edit by Portego
Located in Stienta, IT
Spina is a collection of tables, seating and consoles characterized by a dense skeletal base that supports a smaller horizontal plane along its axis. The thicknesses and proportio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Lacquer

Parchment Bench Attributed. Jean-Michel Frank
Located in Houston, TX
Jean-Michel Frank style goatskin bench newly upholstered in French gray mohair with feather down wrapped seat cushion.
Category

20th Century Modern Benches

Materials

Goatskin, Wood

X-Bench
By FOS
Located in Copenhagen, DK
About the bench Other joys and fears or x- bench which come from the crooked legs making an X. The bench is one of the furnitures connected to the art institution from where one rest...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Benches

Materials

Concrete

Shoe Seat
By FOS
Located in Copenhagen, DK
MATERIAL: CONCRETE, WOOD, FABRIC SEAT, FOAM MATTRESS Ipé and maple available Available in large and x-large
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Benches

Materials

Concrete

Black Chaise Longue Sofa by Thai Natura
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Chaise Longue Sofa by Thai Natura Dimensions: Sofa: W 285 x D 90 cm. Chaise Longue: W 80 x D 150 cm. Materials: Wood and black fabric. THAI NATURA is a company that designs, ...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Golden Metal And White Fabric Bench by Thai Natura
Located in Geneve, CH
Golden Metal And White Fabric Bench by Thai Natura Dimensions: D 43 x W 142 x H 45 cm. Materials: Golden metal and white fabric. THAI NATURA is a company that designs, produces and...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Kai Whitened Ash and Black Steel Bench by Autonomous Furniture
Located in Victoria, BC
Step into the realm of modern elegance with the Kai Petite Bench by Autonomous Furniture – where refined design meets unparalleled craftsmanship. Crafted with meticulous attention to...
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Steel

Kai Walnut and Black Steel Bench by Autonomous Furniture
Located in Victoria, BC
Introducing the epitome of modern luxury and functionality – the Kai Walnut Bench by Autonomous Furniture. Crafted with precision and passion by renowned designer Kirk Van Ludwig, th...
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Steel

Structura Crisscross Bed Bench by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather

Structura Crisscross Bench by Gio Bagnara
Located in New York, NY
GIOBAGNARA Renowned for its elegant creations that convey luxury without ostentation, GIOBAGNARA adheres to the highest standards of craftsmanship. By pursuing a philosophy that inco...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Waterfall Velvet Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
With cascading curves in a smooth taupe velvet, this waterfall-style, upholstered bench effortlessly mixes organic simplicity with notes of glamour. A Silver Driftwood frame adds su...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Encore Modern Floating Banquette
Located in Westwood, NJ
A lavish landing for the end of bed, this bench introduces a note of luxury to bedrooms, powder rooms, and dressing areas. Suspended between two clear acrylic panels, a plush cushion...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Acrylic

Infinite Modern Bench
Located in Westwood, NJ
Swirling with Infinite Possibilities are intertwining Whisper of Gold metal rings that create the sculptural base of this exquisite bench. Covered in a dark taupe fabric with the sof...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimal Modern Bench Full Upholstered in Green Linen
Located in Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia
An upholstered contemporary green bench , in neutral colors, fitting any kind of interiors. Introducing our Contemporary Upholstered Bench, a versatile and stylish piece that seaml...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Benches

Materials

Linen, Wood

Brown Ash Solid Wood Bench, Entryway Wood Bench
Located in Naperville, IL
The Eola bench provides a multi-use bench that can be easily placed in the kitchen, dining room, den, lounge or other space. With a double backing and forward angled legs, this Mid-C...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Moldovan Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Modern Metal Bench with Faux Flokati Seat
Located in New York, NY
Modern metal bench, rectangular, the faux Mongolian lamb upholstered seat above two grey enameled metal supports conjoined by a stretcher. 22" H x 44" L x 17" D.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Bencho no.05
Located in Carnota, A Coruña, Galicia
Bench no. 5 is a masterpiece of understated elegance, marrying simplicity with refined craftsmanship. Its design draws inspiration from traditional rustic styles but is elevated by s...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Hardwood

Le Jeune Upholstery Brando Bench Floor Model in Brass and Quilted Vinyl
Located in Miami, FL
Le Jeune Upholstery Brando Bench Floor Model in Brass and Quilted Vinyl Offered for sale is a Le Jeune Upholstery BRANDO B1 .923 bench floor display model. The all-upholstered bench...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Katsura 60" Bench
Located in San Jose, CA
The bold Katsura Collection is inspired by the understated luxury of Asian heritage palace architecture that combines both feelings of modern and traditional design. This bench featu...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Elm

Pair of Hunter Green Square Faux Leather Stools/Benches with Brushed Steel Legs
Located in San Francisco, CA
each square-form bench with semi-detached faux leather cushion over a deep apron; raised on square tapering brushed-steel supports
Category

1960s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Extra large modernist solid wood bench, Netherlands 1960s
Located in ECHT, NL
Large modernist bench. Made from solid wood. The bench consists of two halves that are joined together with wood dowels and 2 large metal bolts. They can also be used as 2 separate s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

Nicholas Wolfe "Ovunque Bench"
Located in Chicago, IL
Introducing the Ovunque Bench by Nicholas Wolfe, a masterpiece in simplicity and sophistication. Its name, "Ovunque," which means "everywhere" in Italian, perfectly encapsulates its versatile design. This exquisite bench features channeled sides, adding a touch of elegance and texture to any space. The Ovunque Bench comes complete with two wedge pillows...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Bouclé

Custom Rectangular Concrete Bench, 'Skye'
Located in Cazadero, CA
These customizable mid-weight concrete benches or coffee tables with or without impressions from real leaves can make a natural addition to nearly any room or outdoor environment. T...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Concrete

Modern Linea Bench No.2, Bronze Plaster Finish with Second Firing 1 seat pad
Located in Freiburg im Breisgau, DE
Linea bench is characterised by a hand-worked feet finished in bronzed plaster with an upholstered seat pad available in a range of ten jacquard fabrics from the ,,Second Firing” ser...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Solid Oak Mobley Bench in Natural Golden Finish
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Mobley bench in solid 1 3/4" oak using natural oils to give a golden finish Customizable to specifications.
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Oak

Modern Linea Bench No.1, Bronze Plaster Finish with Second Firing 2 seat pad
Located in Freiburg im Breisgau, DE
Linea bench is characterised by a hand-worked feet finished in bronzed plaster with an upholstered seat pad available in a range of ten jacquard fabrics from the ,,Second Firing” ser...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

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 Design. BRASS USE...
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2010s Turkish Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Foam

Modern Linea Bench No.1, Antique Gold Finish with Second Firing 2 seat pad
Located in Freiburg im Breisgau, DE
Linea bench is characterised by a hand-worked feet and finished with an upholstered seat pad available in a range of ten jacquard fabrics from the ,,Second Firing” series, designed b...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Cedar

Apollo Loveseat, Sofa, Daybed, Dark Brass Frame and Cream Boucle by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The Apollo loveseat comprises of a series of playfully fine, elongated metal loops, which embrace the upholstered cushion rolls together to form its lo...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Metal, Brass

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 ...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Oak, Walnut, Maple, Leather

Amy Solid Walnut and Maple Bench
Located in Toronto, 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...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Maple, Walnut

RS Barcelona On the Road Bench in Peacock Fabric by Stone Designs
Located in Edison, NJ
The On the road bench isn’t interested in anything showy or superfluous. It presents itself just as it is: a natural, unassuming bench, inspired by a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Beech

RS Barcelona On the Road Bench in Ash Fabric by Stone Designs
Located in Edison, NJ
The On the road bench isn’t interested in anything showy or superfluous. It presents itself just as it is: a natural, unassuming bench, inspired by a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Beech

Knoll International Green Capitonné Leather Steel feet Benches
Located in IT
Knoll International benches in green capitonné leather and steel feet. There are 2 benches and they have been completely restored both in the padding and reupholstered with new green...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Coracle Bench with Storage, White Oak and eco-friendly Vegetable Tanned Leather
Located in Hamilton, ON
Inspired by ancient fishing vessels, the Coracle bench features a half hide of English bridle leather remarkably formed and stretched by hand about a fra...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood, Oak

Camber Bench, Paul Coenen
Located in Geneve, CH
Camber bench, Paul Coenen Dimensions: W 118 x D 37 x H 45 cm Materials: Stainless steel The Camber bench and stool originated from the idea of manufacturing a piece of furniture fro...
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2010s Dutch Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

KGBL Cassius Bench
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The centuries old process of forming water saturated leather hide over a wood frame forms the essence of the Cassius Bench, which is then exposed at the base to reveal co-planar, wal...
Category

2010s Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Chigiri Bench by Okurayama
Located in Geneve, CH
Chigiri Bench by Okurayama One Of A Kind. Dimensions: D 60 x W 240 x H 40 cm. Materials: Iron and stone. Weight: 390 kg. The Daté Kan Stone is a rare stone that exist only in a fe...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Benches

Materials

Stone, Iron

Black Swan Bench by Okurayama
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Swan Bench by Okurayama One Of A Kind. Dimensions: D 50 x W 100 x H 50 cm. Materials: Stone. Weight: 550 kg. The Daté Kan Stone is a rare stone that exist only in a few mounta...
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Benches

Materials

Stone

Stool/Bench Modern Medieval Handmade Horsehair Iron Woven Textile Fringe Tassel
Located in Bronx, NY
HORSE HAIR BENCH NO. 1 - WHITE J.M. Szymanski d. 2019 Contemporary furniture at its finest. Horsehair textile and blackened iron are combined to create an exciting juxtaposition o...
Category

2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Steel, Iron

Modern T50 Lounge Chair, Holly Hunt Light Brown, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
T50 Lounge Chair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the T50 lounge chair pays homage...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Wool, Oak, Wood, Bouclé, Mohair

Lotus Banquette - Modern Black Leather Sofa with Stainless Steel Legs
Located in London, GB
The Lotus collection was created as a reference to elegance and etiquette, imbuing its design of a magnetic personality with its geometrical beauty. Its structure is shaped from curv...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Modern benches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern benches for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage benches created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, tables, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern benches made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original benches, popular names associated with this style include Marie Burgos Design, Emeco, Jasper Morrison, and Stephen Kenn. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for benches differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $96,000 while the average work can sell for $4,139.

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