Furniture Made from Reindeer Parts (apologies to Rudolph).

reindeer benches

The “A Part from Reindeer” collection by Thailand’s Anon Pairot Design Studio are unique furniture designs which incorporate the body parts from reindeer. No, real reindeer were not killed for this project, but instead fiberglass casts of reindeer parts were painted either antique gold or black and made into the limited collection of benches and seats, which are available for purchase. Read more

Designer Thomas de Lussac’s Whimsical Outdoor Benches & Home Decor.

French Industrial designer Thomas de Lussac has a mind for functional whimsy. His many designs for everything from lamps to outdoor benches often incorporate the human element in bright and fun colors. Read more

The Dekka Daybed By FurnID; A Synthesis of Danish & Arabic Design.

The Dekka is a beautiful and innovative design created by Bo Strange, Morten Kjær Stivegaard and Sara Vinter Martinsen of FurnID , a Copenhagen based design studio. Read more

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