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MODERN STYLE
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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Matang & Natasha Sumant, Charpai, Bench
Located in Paris, FR
Matang & Natasha Sumant Charpai An arched-shaped indigo dyed wood bench, the seat with madder roots dyed rope. Assembled with Makrana marble keys. A Charpai is a traditiona...
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2010s French Modern Benches

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Rope, Wood

Alfredo Häberli Contemporary Interior and Exterior 'Swiss Bench', "the Poet"
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Interior and exterior bench designed by Alfredo Häberli. Manufactured by BD Barcelona (Spain). Steel tube legs and perforated steel sheet seats with a cataphoresis covering and p...
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2010s Spanish Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Natural Shave Bench, Hand-Sculpted and Signed by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Shave bench Hand-sculpted and signed by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: L 140 x l 42 x H 45 can be made to order in other width. Designer-sculptor, Cedric Breisacher has an atypic...
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2010s French Modern Benches

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Oak

21st Century Contemporary Leopard Animal Print Velvet Bench Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary white velvet upholstered bench black lacquered base Fifih bench Fifih bench is the perfect luxury bench for a minimalist and modern interior architecture project. Eleme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Velvet, Wood, Lacquer

Modern Brutalist White & Black Velvet Bench with Black Legs Gold Stainless Steel
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Brutalist White & Black Velvet Bench with Black Legs Gold Stainless Steel moa bench Moa bench is an accent bench. Its base and seat express a solemn geometry that accent a mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Stainless Steel

Walnut Small Parkdale Bench with Cushion by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Walnut small parkdale bench with cushion by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 51" x 16" x H 17.5" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Hardwax oil, Powder-coated metal. Fabric. Al...
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Handmade Bench Sculpture Stainless Steel Limited Edition Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bench 'Get Lost!' is made of mirror polished stainless steel. Bench dimension: L 257, W 68, H 45cm. Peter Marino selected this sculptural bench for the new flagship store Dior in Lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of Pressure Bench & 2 Stools by Tim Teven
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of pressure bench (silver/ chrome) & 2 stools (silver/ chrome & night blue) by Tim Teven Pressure Series (2018 - Ongoing) Dimensions: 90 x 30 x 39 cm (Bench) 37 x 30 x 39 cm...
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2010s Dutch Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Hélios Outdoor Bench by Emilie Lemardeley, 21st Century, Iroko Wood
Located in Clamart, FR
Hélios bench made in iroko wood for outdoor and indoor use. Outdoor fabric. Other colors upon request. Measures: Length: 57 in Depth: 16.92 in Height: 16.92 in.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Blue Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, Ideal X Waiting Areas, in Stock
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

Finn Juhl Large 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

Materials

Brass, Steel

Banch C-19, Covid Urban Bench System
Located in Kyiv, UA
Stay at Home - that is the main slogan nowadays. The reality of the current situation demands that public places should become safe or at least safer than before. And the world of t...
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2010s European Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Large Diamond Plate Steel Bench / Coffee Table, Dark Charcoal, Custom Made
Located in Kansas City, MO
Eight feet long coffee table / bench custom made in diamond plate steel. Additional steel supports keep the piece structurally sound and flat. One of a kind and in very good to excel...
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

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

Materials

Cherry

White Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, in Stock
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

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

Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, Ideal X Waiting Areas
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

Lewis Slat Bench Midcentury Style with Drawers, Ebonized Oak and Spalted Maple
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' Lewis bench adds much needed storage to midcentury-style design. The unique black veining of spalted maple wraps around the contiguous panels and drawer fronts, ...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Oak

Karl Springer Stainless Steel and Upholstered Soufflé Pouf or Ottoman Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This ultra-chic and large Karl Springer style soufflé pouf or ottoman has been newly fully restored and re-upholstered and the brass-plated aluminum original base has been changed to...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Benches

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Stainless Steel

DeCastelli Wave Bench in Natural Brushed Copper by Lanzavecchia + Wai
Located in New York, NY
With its essential shapes and gentle, sinuous sense of movement, Wave suggests a renewed, more conscious focus on the ritual of arriving home. The project reinterprets a quintessenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Copper

DeCastelli Wave Bench in Brushed Copper by Lanzavecchia + Wai
Located in New York, NY
With its essential shapes and gentle, sinuous sense of movement, Wave suggests a renewed, more conscious focus on the ritual of arriving home. The project reinterprets a quintessenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Copper

Stylish Bench in Wood Frame Dimension Customizable Fabric or Leather
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Leather, Wood

Bench Frame Made Wood Distressed Paint Metallic Legs Dimension Customizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Bench Frame Made Solid Timber Wood Legs Lacquered Solidwood Decorative Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Fabric, Glass, Wood

Industrial Handmade Bench by Peter Harrison, Black Wood and Aluminum, 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

Materials

Aluminum

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 Bench, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2010
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

Materials

Birch, Plywood, Wood

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

Materials

Steel

Tree Branches Long Bench, Bege Fur and Brass, InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Porto, Rio Tinto
The Tree Branches long bench is entirely handcrafted in brass with a hammered technique similar to the irregular details of real branches. The top in Mongolian Lamb fur completes th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

Basic Bench by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Basic bench by HWE Limited Edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, Sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 48 x W 120 x D 34 cm Colours: black, white, cream, terracott...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

Basic Wrapped Stool by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Random stool by HWE Limited edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 50 x W 30 x D 30 cm Colours: black, white Hot Wire Exten...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

Basic Bench by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Basic bench by HWE Limited edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 48 x W 120 x D 34 cm Colours: black, white, cream, terracott...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

21th Century Modern Black Braided Leather Bench with Velvet White Arms
Located in Porto, PT
21th century modern black braided leather bench with velvet white arms zeus bench Zeus bench is a modern bench design, perfect for a modern hotel lobby or for a presidential suite. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Stainless Steel

21th Century Contemporary Red Velvet Bench Memphis Style
Located in Porto, PT
19th Century Contemporary Red Velvet Bench Memphis Style Cadiz bench Cadiz bench combines daring shapes with extreme attention to comfort. A Memphis-style-inspired bench, ideal for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Velvet, Wood

Basic Bench by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Basic bench by HWE Limited Edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 48 x W 120 x D 34 cm Colours: black, white, cream, terracott...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

Basic Bench by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Basic bench by HWE Limited Edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, Sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 48 x W 120 x D 34 cm Colours: black, white, cream, terracott...
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2010s British Modern Benches

Materials

Nylon

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

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Nylon

Brueton Undulatus Silver Gray Boucle Upholstered Bench With Stainless Steel Legs
Located in North Miami, FL
This fabulous 1980's undulating wave sculptural bench or chaise lounge was designed by Stanley Jay Friedman for Brueton. The name of the bench is called the undulatus bench. The legs...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Crest Bench by Tretiak Works, Contemporary Handmade Solid Walnut 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 its flat top this piece works well...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut

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

Crest Stool by Tretiak Works, Contemporary Handmade Solid Wood Stool Walnut
Located in Portland, OR
A fun and versatile stool 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

Walnut

Stacks Bench by Another Human, Modern Upholstered Modular Bench, Corduroy Velvet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The stacks bench is an elegant interpretation of stacked meditation stones and offers the functionality of meditation cushions. Upholstered in a luxurious velvet, each layer can be r...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Velvet

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

Materials

Ash

Clizia Model Benches by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
A set of two Clizia seats, blue veined white marble designed by Angelo Mangiarotti and produced by Skipper in 1980.
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Benches

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Marble

Modern Bench Metal Mongolian Pillow by Nobe Italia Red Brick Finish
Located in piacenza, IT
This elegant and modern bench will catch everyone's attention. Mongolia bench is a game of essential shapes. The particular real fur cushion ironically breaks this geometric rigidi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

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

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

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Concrete, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Contemporary QD02 Bench in Walnut with Brass Details
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD02 contemporary wood bench is made of walnut wood with brass details. Each piece is made from a unique piece of wood making each and every piece bespoke.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Brass

RIVA 1920 Bridge Bench by C.R.&S. Riva 1920 Cedar Wood Made in Italy
Located in Cantù, IT
Bench made from a single block of scented cedar that features an original and geometric design.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Cedar

CURVE RIVA 1920 Contemporary Bench by Brodie Neill Cedar Wood Made in Italy
Located in Cantù, IT
Bench in a single block of scented cedar. Distinguished by its arched shape below the seat that exalts the wood grains and the shades of the natural cedar.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Contemporary QD02 Invisible Grey Marble Bench
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD02 contemporary marble bench made of invisible grey marble with brass details. Each piece is made from a unique slab of marble making each and every piece bespoke.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Marble, Brass

Apollo II Contemporary Bench in Metal and fabric by Artefatto Design Studio
Located in London, GB
The Apollo series is comprised of benches and stools available in 1, 2 or 3 seater options. The seat is made from a single piece of bent metal and all 3 are available with or without...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

U-Bench Contemporary Bench in Wood and Fabric by Cuff Studio
Located in London, GB
Curves meet curves in the U-bench with a fully upholstered seat cushion and solid wood base from Cuff Studio. Additional info: Shipping is not included in the price.
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2010s American Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Pillar Contemporary Sofa by Jackrabbit Studio
Located in London, GB
The pillar sofa by Jackrabbit Studio is an elegant, minimal piece comprised of a hand-plastered back and base with a thin black walnut seat and bouclé upholstered cushion. Drawing in...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Bouclé, Plaster, Walnut

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

Lunae Contemporary Bench in Stainless Steel by Katryna Sadauskaite
Located in London, GB
Lunae is a series of stainless steel objects inspired by bents and curves of the surrounding world. The word „lunae“ in Latin means a crescent moon. Its shape is one of many example...
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2010s Lithuanian Modern Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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

Contemporary Channeled Fleure Bench in Designers Guild Velvet in Granite Gray
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 Granite cotton velvet. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Benches

Materials

Walnut, Velvet