Raising The Benchmark On.. Well, Benches.

Platform bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll.

Once upon a time, given my old design snob tendencies, the only benches I’d consider owning were the classic slat bench, the Platform bench, by George Nelson for Herman Miller and the leather Mies van der Rohe Bench for Knoll. Both, shown below, are still worthwhile investments, but if you’re looking for a new modern bench, there’s no shortage of beautiful benches by fabulous designers out there. Read more

Artist Julia Lohmann’s Headless Bovine Benches

Headless Bovine Benches

Artist Julia Lohmann of the UK explored the threshold between animal and materials and came up with this collection of leather wrapped wood benches designed as headless cows. Read more