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December 05, 2018

Every space needs a point of reference, something that serves as a standard by which others may be measured or judged, thanks Merriam Webster!
We have the perfect piece—the bench. Here are five rigorous designs to create that perfect reference point for any space.
PP266 CHINESE BENCH
Hans J. Wegner, 1946
Based on a classical Chinese chair, the PP266 is Wegner’s progression of his iconic PP66 design from 1945. The woodwork and paper cord seat of this piece present a challenge to even the most skilled craftsmen. A prototype until 1991, the Chinese Bench is made possible by groundbreaking pre-compression wood bending technologies. Available in solid, natural or ebonized ash. Paper cord seat in natural or black.
UPHOLSTERED BENCH
Bodil Kjær, 1959
Part of the Elements of Architecture collection, Bodil Kjaer designed the Upholstered Bench as a seating solution for public spaces. Individual, fixed cushions give personal space to those who sit on it. The spring vaulted, stainless steel legs of this piece create a strong feminine foundation that supports users effortlessly. Fully upholstered in Kvadrat/Hallingdal or Sorensen leather. U.S exclusive through Suite NY.
PP589 BAR BENCH
Hans J. Wegner, 1953
Originally intended for his private entrance hall, today Wegner’s PP589 can be found in many iconic spaces—including the Tønder Museum in Denmark. A natural choice for any interior, the Bar Bench is suited for rest or as a display surface. Available in solid oak or ash.
WOVEN RUSH BENCH
Mel Smilow, 1956
Handcrafted wooden frame with a handwoven rush seat, meticulously put together for a comfortable and organic seating experience. Based on vernacular prototypes and reintroduced by Smilow Design in 2013, the Woven Rush collection is classically mid-century. Handcrafted with a particular attention to detail, the Woven Rush Bench is available in solid walnut or ash. Rush in natural or black.
KOSI BANK
Moritz Von Schmeling, 2017
The Kosi Bank is a contemporary design that appeals to both the intellect and the senses. Made of solid wood, the soft edges and upholstered seat of the Kosi create a modern profile. Available in solid American walnut, oak, or ash. Variety of upholstery options available.
 
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