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Modern Furniture Design
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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Proportions of Stone Stool by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone stool 04 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

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

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Nylon

V Brass Bench by Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
V brass bench with black hair on hide cushion with linear aged brass base transforms the everyday bench into a luxurious objet d'art. Customization available. Please inquire for add...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Brass

Contemporary Minimal Bleached Oak Daybed Bench Mirror Polish St. Steel Backrest
Located in Chicago, IL
Inspired by the antique wooden block planers used for working wood, the contemporary, minimal bleached oak Block Daybed and bench has the mirror polished stainless steel backrest whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Stainless 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

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Stainless Steel

Montgomery Modern Hand Woven Leather Bench 72in.
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 72 W Wood: walnut, maple, blackened...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Leather, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Proportions of Stone Bench by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone bench by Lee Sisan 2020 Dimensions: W 96 x D 96 x H 35 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone. Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones, s...
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2010s South Korean Modern Benches

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Stone, Steel

RIVA 1920 Contemporary Curve 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

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Wood, Cedar

Proportions of Stone Chair by Lee Sisan
Located in Geneve, CH
Proportions of stone chair by Lee Sisan 2019 Dimensions: W 45 x D 41 x H 90 cm Materials: Stainless steel, natural stone Each piece is made to order and uses natural stones, so...
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2010s South Korean Modern Benches

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Stone, Steel

Banc B Contemporary Bench with Hidden Drawer
Located in Paris, FR
Originally designed and handcrafted for the master bedroom of a private residence in New York City with a finish in palisander root veneer, brass and mohair, this piece is a function...
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2010s French Modern Benches

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Bronze

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.
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

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Oak

Contemporary Bench by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary bench by FAINA Design: Victoriya Yakusha Material: Textiles, foamrubber, sintepon, wood, plywood Dimensions: 62 ? 180 ? 55 cm Weight: 27 kg    In search of new-old des...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Benches

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Textile, Wood, Plywood

Contemporary Bench by FAINA
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary bench by FAINA Design: Victoriya Yakusha Material: Textiles, foam rubber, sintepon, wood, plywood Dimensions: 62 ?, 180 ?, 55 cm Weight: 27 kg.    In search of new-old...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Benches

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Textile, Wood, Plywood

Leather and Exotic Wood Bench
Located in Wilton, CT
Leather and exotic wood bench Shown in Wengé wood with woven Italian leather upholstery.
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Leather, Wood

Gold Fleck Metal Bench with Crocodile Gilded Leather Seat
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Apollo bench is a unique single edition piece. Cast aluminum top with steel legs covered in a two stage powder coating. The base layer is metallic gold and the second layer is cl...
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2010s Canadian Modern Benches

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Aluminum, Steel

Prime Bench in Curly, Spalted Maple with Walnut Legs and Copper Capped Feet
Located in Gallatin, NY
Edition of eight. Our five-legged bench is a juxtaposition of dark with light, so subtle details reflect the quiddity of each material used. The substantiality of the bench top is so...
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2010s American Modern Benches

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Copper

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

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Leather, Wood

IO Bench Signed by Buket Hoşcan Bazman
Located in Geneve, CH
IO bench Signed by Buket Hos¸can Bazman Dimensions: 140 x 42 x 42 cm Material: Patinated brass detailed, solid wood legs, bouclé fabric pouf Available in custom sizing and finis...
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2010s Turkish Modern Benches

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Brass

Banculure Bench by BehaghelFoiny Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Banculure bench by BehaghelFoiny design 2020 Materials: Wood, plaster, PVC Dimensions: 125 x 32 x 48 cm
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2010s French Modern Benches

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Plaster, PVC, Wood

Lilliana Wood Bench in Whitewashed Ash by New York Heartwoods
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' whitewashed ash trestle-style Lilliana Bench features Mid-Century Modern design influences and traditional joinery techniques. Its clean lines and timeless desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Benches

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Wood, Ash

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

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

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

Bench by Analogia Project
Located in Milan, IT
Bench by Analogia Project Unfold collection. Italy, 2019. Nilufar edition. Bronze, velvet upholstery. Measures: 130 x 40.5 x H 45 cm. 51 x 16 x 18 in. Please note: Prices do not in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Bronze

2K1M Grooves Bench, High Gloss Lacquer and Oak Finish, Made in Italy
By 2K1M
Located in Toronto, CA
This bench is part of the "Grooves" Collection—a lacquered seat with grooves emphasizing the "Grooves" Collection's signature. The base and legs are made of natural finish Solid Wood...
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2010s Italian Modern Benches

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Wood, Lacquer

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

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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

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

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Custom Iron Bench with Round Cushions
Located in Brea, CA
Contemporary custom iron bench with 3 round cushions. Zipper closure to remove if needed. Shown with an antique homespun linen. COM is also available. Shown Size: 68” W x 15” D ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Benches

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Iron

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

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

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

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Concrete, Stainless Steel

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

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Modern Ron Gilad for Dilmos Limited Edition Hardwood Bench Sculpture Stool
Located in Milan, IT
Limited Edition of two pieces designed by Ron Gilad for Dilmos Edizioni. The object is the end-result of what might be called “three-dimensional concept”. Gilad uses simple geometrie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Hardwood

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

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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

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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

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Wood, Fabric, Glass

Leather Stool Bench, 1970s Design
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Modern stool bench upholstered with leather. Four wooden feet. Beautiful patina.
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20th Century Modern Benches

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Wood, Leather

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

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Mohair

Contemporary Channeled Fleure Bench in Designers Guild Velvet in Denim Blue
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 Designer Guild Denim blue cotton velvet. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Benches

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Velvet

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

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Velvet

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 Midi in Velvet with Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Fleure Bench Midi, with its impeccable fluted detailing complements one of our signature pieces: The Fleure Sofa. Shown here upholstered in Designers Guild Varese Ochre cotton ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Benches

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Velvet

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

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Walnut

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

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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

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Maple

Coracle Bench with Storage, Walnut Wood & eco-friendly Vegetable Tanned Leather
Located in Toronto, ON
Inspired by ancient fishing vessels, our Coracle bench features a half hide of English bridle leather remarkably formed and stretched about a frame of solid wood. With a duality of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Benches

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Leather, Walnut

Coracle Bench with Storage, White Oak and eco-friendly Vegetable Tanned Leather
Located in Toronto, ON
Inspired by ancient fishing vessels, our Coracle bench features a half hide of English bridle leather remarkably formed and stretched about a frame of solid wood. With a duality of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Benches

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Leather, Oak

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

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

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Sheet Metal

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

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Sheet Metal

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

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Sheet Metal

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

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

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Birch, Plywood, Wood

Triennale Large 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 informa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Glass

The Max Jungblut DC 114 Chaise Longue Upholstered in Golden Oak Aniline Leather
Located in Maastricht, NL
DC 114 chaise longue by Max Jungblut, upholstered in golden oak aniline leather is a timeless design with the potential to become a new classic. This ultimate seating is designed an...
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2010s European Modern Benches

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Leather

Marino Modular Bench with LeftLow Panel in Kvadrat Maharam Merit Fabric by E-GGS
Located in New York, NY
Marino is a modular bench system for configuring spaces freely. With organic shapes, seats and backrests combine and transform, reinforced by a whole range of accessories that make i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches

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Upholstery