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97 Bold Benches

From Curling Carpet Benches to Twisted Public Seating

— April 26, 2014 — Art & Design
It's amazing just how many bold benches have been designed over the last decade, covering everything from new forms of public seating to jet-cut looks for the home. Whether you are someone who enjoys a distinct form of seating in one's backyard, or are always looking for the ideal outdoor sitting spot, these benches come in all shapes and sizes.

The 'Land' bench for example is made from marble, and is suitable for both inside or outside the home. To design this piece, the artists used a water jet-cutting technique in order to achieve the utmost precision throughout. The result is a stunning bench that will add a touch of flair to the home. For those looking for something more modest, a piece by Kino Guérin uses regular wood, with a slight twist on the end section.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Inviting Expandable Seats
Inviting Expandable Seats
The Room for Two Stool Pulls Apart to Accommodate a Second Sitter
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99
Drill-Bottomed Benches
Drill-Bottomed Benches
The Stray Chair Burrows Into the Dirt for Secure and Comfy Outdoor Seating
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98
Curling Carpet Benches
Curling Carpet Benches
The Rug Chair Furls Up to Form a Piece of Furniture for Comfortable Seating
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97
Plaited Pipe Benches
Plaited Pipe Benches
The Meetube is Public Seating Made From Twisted Corrugated Tubes
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96
Circular Multi-Seated Benches
Circular Multi-Seated Benches
The Buzz Bench Brings New Style to Communal Seating
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95
Open Concept Benches
Open Concept Benches
The Islita Armless Chair Collection Creates Comfortable Corner Spaces
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94
Fabric-Inspired Wood Furnishings
Fabric-Inspired Wood Furnishings
Ruskasa's Carved Wooden Benches Redefine Tradition
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93
Bottom-Side-Up Benches
Bottom-Side-Up Benches
The Jeppe Hein Inverted Seat is Intentionally Upside Down
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92
Real Life LEGO Furniture
Real Life LEGO Furniture
The Olla Building Blocks Can Be Used to Build Chairs, Desks, Beds & More
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91
Instricate Shrub-Like Furniture
Instricate Shrub-Like Furniture
Topiary Outdoor Furniture Collection by Richard Schultz is Lovely
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90
View-Promising Park Benches
View-Promising Park Benches
The 'Sky Seats' are Floating Pieces of Art That Guarantee Lush Scenery
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89
Book-Infused Benches
Book-Infused Benches
Chat Travieso's Word Play Allows a Free Library to be Accessible to All
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88
Friendship-Forming Benches
Friendship-Forming Benches
An 8 Year-Old Boy Creates Buddy Bench for Lonely Classmates
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87
Sketched Grafitti Furnishings
Sketched Grafitti Furnishings
The Joost Van Bleiswijk Collage Furniture Series is Artful
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86
Grid-Like Furniture Collections
Grid-Like Furniture Collections
This Concrete Blocks Furniture Collection is Simple and Urban
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85
Glass World Cup Benches
Glass World Cup Benches
World Cup Players Who Don’t Make the Starting XI Will Sit on These Benches
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84
Glowing Light Switch Benches
Glowing Light Switch Benches
The HIK Ontwerpers Benches Will Keep You Illuminated
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83
Faux Cushioned Benches
Faux Cushioned Benches
Poppins by Alessandra Baldereschi is Inspired by Optical Illusions
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82
Water Jet-Cut Benches
Water Jet-Cut Benches
Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti Team up to Create 'Land'
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81
Skewed Seating Systems
Skewed Seating Systems
The Portrait in Chair Embodies a Slanted Assembly of Contact Components
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80
Quirky Continuous Benches
Quirky Continuous Benches
The 10 Unit Seating System is Constructed with Simple L-Shaped Segments
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79
Illuminating Functional Benches
Illuminating Functional Benches
This LED Bench Will Brighten Up Your Garden While Being Functional
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78
Inventive Propane Seating Creations
Inventive Propane Seating Creations
Sculptor Colin Selig Transforms Propane Tanks into Benches
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77
Tape-Bound Benches
Tape-Bound Benches
The Potencial Escultorico Series Closes Off Voids with Color
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76
Creepy Crawler Seating
Creepy Crawler Seating
The Caterpillar Bench by Philip Watts Has an Alienesque Aesthetic
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75
Hi-Tech Workbenches
Hi-Tech Workbenches
This Wooden Workbench Reveals a Surprisingly Modern Interior
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74
Dumpling-Shaped Benches
Dumpling-Shaped Benches
Pinch by Matthias Pliessnig is Made Out of Steam-Bent Wood
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73
Vibrant Blobby Benches
Vibrant Blobby Benches
Mexico City Seating Installation by El Ultimo Grito Promotes Community
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72
Giant Tarp-Like Canopies
Giant Tarp-Like Canopies
The Fukita Pavilion by Ryue Nishizawa Looks Deceptively Small
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71
Vintage Japanese Tile Furniture
Vintage Japanese Tile Furniture
Hayashi Creates Bar Stools and Benches from Reclaimed Roof Tiles
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70
Curvaceous Designer Benches
Curvaceous Designer Benches
Zaha Hadid's 'Serac' is a Beautifully Twisted Creation Made for Lab 23
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69
Crawly Centipede Seating
Crawly Centipede Seating
The Shongololo Bench by Designer Louis Henri Looks Like an Insect
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68
Conversation-Encouraging Benches
Conversation-Encouraging Benches
This Design by Cas Moor Causes Interaction in an Ingenious Way
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67
Tree Trunk Furniture
Tree Trunk Furniture
The Mountain Collection by Alexander and Matteo Bagnai is Sleekly Rustic
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66
Bowling Alley Benches
Bowling Alley Benches
The Noddy Boffin Spare Table is Instilled with a Playful Quality
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65
Branched Geometry Seating
Branched Geometry Seating
The Air Bench by Alessandro Di Prisco Allows for Modular Configurations
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64
Upholstered Park Benches
Upholstered Park Benches
Dutch Designer Joost Goudriaan has Transformed a Regular Park Bench
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63
Carved Cleat Benches
Carved Cleat Benches
Arrival and Departure is a Symbolic Sculptural Installation for Sitting
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62
Customizable Lounge Furniture
Customizable Lounge Furniture
The Stepping Up Chair by Think Fabricate is Comfy and Durable
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61
Arboreal Outdoor Furnishings
Arboreal Outdoor Furnishings
Trees by Talenia Phua Gajardo Bring Refuge to the Urban Jungle
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60
Amoeba-Like Furniture
Amoeba-Like Furniture
The Racket Collection by Campana Brothers is Stylishly Formless
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59
Furniture-Revamping String Devices
Furniture-Revamping String Devices
The Thread Wrapping Machine Weaves String Around Objects
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58
Beautifully Bulging Benches
Beautifully Bulging Benches
The Long 8 Chair by Natanel Gluska is Adventurously Asymmetrical
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57
Animal-Inspired Geometric Benches
Animal-Inspired Geometric Benches
The Animaux Domesticki Colorful Benches are Shaped Like Animals
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56
Sled-Shaped Benches
Sled-Shaped Benches
These Sleigh Outdoor Benches are Scandinavian-Inspired
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55
Sprouting Public Benches
Sprouting Public Benches
TreeIt by nITro Appears to Capture the Starry Sky at Night
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54
Bubbling Ebony Benches
Bubbling Ebony Benches
The Mad Cow Armchair Brings a Dark Effervescence to Your Modern Interior
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53
Modular Mind-Bending Benches
Modular Mind-Bending Benches
These Illusion Benches Use Trompe L'Oeil to Trick the Eye
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52
Flexible Centipede-Like Benches
Flexible Centipede-Like Benches
The KEÏKO is a Unique Bench That is Made to Move Around Fluid
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51
Dramatic Butterfly Benches
Dramatic Butterfly Benches
This Butterfly Bench by Cricket Forge is a Stunning Piece of Seating
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50
Book-Sharing Benches
Book-Sharing Benches
Amsterdam Citizens Connect and Share Reading Material with These Red Clips
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49
Branch-Inspired Benches
Branch-Inspired Benches
The Twig Park Bench Sprouts From the Ground
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48
Singular Bending Furniture
Singular Bending Furniture
These Pieces of Furniture Bend the Limitations of Regular Appliances
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47
Nautical-Themed Benches
Nautical-Themed Benches
Designer Les Ateliers Guyon Created These Sailboat Public Benches
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46
Worm-Like Urban Benches
Worm-Like Urban Benches
Temporary Biodegradable Seating Accommodates All Living Things
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45
Inflatable Rain-Soaking Benches
Inflatable Rain-Soaking Benches
The Water Bench Manipulates the Rain to Inflate the Public Chair
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44
Communal Backrest Benches
Communal Backrest Benches
Dan Golden and Jen Huh Developed a Museum Public Chair Design
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43
Disorderly Geometric Benches
Disorderly Geometric Benches
The Furniture by Olli Mustikainen Has a Chaotic Base
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42
Bendable Origami Benches
Bendable Origami Benches
BlackLAB Designs a Flexible Furniture Piece Out of Geometric Panels
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41
Butterly Public Benches
Butterly Public Benches
The Bend Bench by Attila Jonas Affords Pedestrians Rare Personalization
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40
Twisted Public Seating
Twisted Public Seating
The Ribbons Bench was Designed by Cliff Garten Studio
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39
Literature-Inspired Public Seating
Literature-Inspired Public Seating
The London Book Benches Focus on Classic Novels
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38
Book-Filled Benches
Book-Filled Benches
The Little Free Library Offers Free Libraries on the Streets
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37
Bent Contemporary Benches
Bent Contemporary Benches
This Bus Shelter by Simon George Embodies a Streamlined Ideal
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36
Unitive Y-Shaped Seating
Unitive Y-Shaped Seating
The Air Bench Can Expand in Every Direction to Accommodate More Sitters
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35
Plush Versatile Benches
Plush Versatile Benches
Meike Harde Zieharsofika Upholstery Lets You Customize Your Furniture
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34
Poised Planter Benches
Poised Planter Benches
The Flora Elevation Seating Collection Embodies a Scenic Sophistication
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33
Dual-Personality Benches
Dual-Personality Benches
The Tree Furniture by Anton Alvarez is at Once Raw and Refined
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32
Recycled Water Heater Benches
Recycled Water Heater Benches
Nelly Trakidou '79°C' Seating is the Right Temperature
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31
Customizable Public Furniture
Customizable Public Furniture
MultipliCITY by Fuseproject Incorporates Local Materials
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30
Phosphorescent Public Seating
Phosphorescent Public Seating
Illuminated Benches Defy Practicality in their Beauty
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29
Shoreline-Inspired Benches
Shoreline-Inspired Benches
R Seaside Urban Seating Blends in with the Sinuous Foam on the Beach
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28
Collapsable Picnic Table Benches
Collapsable Picnic Table Benches
This Transforming Outdoor Table Features Two Products in One
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27
Sculptural Undulating Seating
Sculptural Undulating Seating
The Benches by dEEP Architects Look Like Desert Sand Dunes
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26
Half-Processed Benches
Half-Processed Benches
The 'FallenTree' Bench Merges Natural and Artificial
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25
Candy-Inspired Furniture
Candy-Inspired Furniture
The Importance of the Obvious by Matthias Borowski is Delectable
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24
Convertible Daybed Benches
Convertible Daybed Benches
Iles by Stefano Gaggero Can Be Reconfigured According to Requirement
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23
Modular Waiting Room Furniture
Modular Waiting Room Furniture
Common by Naoto Fukasawa is Functionally Timeless
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22
Bare-Boned Benches
Bare-Boned Benches
The T Chair Keeps Things Simple for a Superior Spinal Support
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21
Corkscrew Public Seating
Corkscrew Public Seating
T3 Information Monuments Provide Comfort and Counsel
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20
Horizontal Book Benches
Horizontal Book Benches
Bookcase by Aissa Logerot Reads Versatility and Material Honesty
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19
Barbecuing Picnic Tables
Barbecuing Picnic Tables
The Omega Outdoor Cooking Table Makes Alfresco Food Prep More Social
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18
Serpentine Embroidered Benches
Serpentine Embroidered Benches
Snake System Invites Interaction in Transitional Spaces
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17
Strapped Flatpack Furniture
Strapped Flatpack Furniture
Seats and Stripes by BRAM/STIJN is Vibrantly Raw and Easy to Assemble
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16
Brilliant Bendable Benches
Brilliant Bendable Benches
Daniel Pearlman Makes Outdoor Furniture Interactive and Stylish
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15
Transforming Work Benches
Transforming Work Benches
Yonder Magnetik’s ‘Poyke’ Bench is Work-Functional Lou
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14
Terrain-Conforming Seating
Terrain-Conforming Seating
The Strucchair Bench Balances an Uneven Base and an Ergonomic Surface
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13
Bold Puzzling Benches
Bold Puzzling Benches
The Signs Seating System Links Up to Form Extended Abstract Sofas
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12
Subtly Quirky Furniture
Subtly Quirky Furniture
The MaaK Design Studio Creates Playful and Sophisticated Pieces
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11
Bright Undulating Benches
Bright Undulating Benches
BAMscape by Faulders Studio Fosters Social Interaction in a Museum
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10
Variable Street Benches
Variable Street Benches
'Urban Adapter' by Rocker-Lange Architects is Based on a Parametric Model
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9
Modernized Outdoor Furnishings
Modernized Outdoor Furnishings
Duffy London for Encompass Furniture is Playfully Sophisticated
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8
Rotating Bike Lock Benches
Rotating Bike Lock Benches
The Ruota_Lo System Accommodates Sitters and Cycles
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7
Comfy Cracked Benches
Comfy Cracked Benches
The Surface of Take a Seat by Anna-Lisa Fondato Gives Way When Sat On
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6
Pinned Pillow Benches
Pinned Pillow Benches
The Facile Sofa Comprises a Cushions, Dowels and a Pegboard Block
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5
Branched Out Furniture
Branched Out Furniture
The Grow Up Furniture Collection Comes from Designer Kwon Jae Min
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4
Triangular Public Seating
Triangular Public Seating
The Noriega Street Parklet in San Francisco was Built Pro-Bono
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3
Upcycled Car Scrap Benches
Upcycled Car Scrap Benches
The Tailgate Bench Utilizes Iconic Automobile Parts
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2
Expanding Bench Seating
Expanding Bench Seating
The Torafu Architects AA Stool Can Fit Together To Make Benches
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1
Whimsically Imperfect Furniture
Whimsically Imperfect Furniture
Seasons by Valentin Loellmann is Beautifully Organic
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