Hay Bench

Hay Bench by Carla Baz

Black-painted or Natural Wood structure

244(l) x 44(w) x 45(d) cm

Whether supported by solid ends or individual legs, benches may be made with squared or splayed supports. Solid ends are frequently given various ogee-shaped profiles. Individual legs may be square, chamfered, or turned. While the elongation which separates a bench from a stool is generally intended to provide seating for more than one person, a notable exception is the piano bench, which sometimes differs from other benches in also often having an upholstered seat.

Bench – Interior design of benches

History of benches

At the other extreme are benches that are so long as to require additional support between the ends, like many cane-seated examples made in the 18th century.

Benches retained their popularity as fitted seats in window alcoves, but in the 16th century they lost favour as freestanding pieces of furniture when chairs became more widely used. Upholstered versions were also made. Some of the most spectacular benches were made in the Spanish colonies in South America in the 17th century, notably in Cuzco, Peru, where benches bore enormous carved crestings and balustraded backs that were painted and gilded.

Leatherscape Bench

Bench by Marc Baroud

Leatherscapes Series

Solid metal structure | vegetable-tanned leather | painted steel details | Alcantara finish

140(l) x 60(w) x 60(d) cm

Limited Edition of 12