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February 2, 2015

Adding a bench to an entryway can completely redefine the first impression of a home. A dining bench gives personality to a dining room interior, and cushioned benches provide a low-key seating option in living rooms and hallways. This assortment of benches from the Dwell Store includes colorful options, classic designs, and benches that use innovative materials.

Colorful indoor/outdoor bench made from recycled materials

From Loll, the indoor/outdoor Alfresco Bench functions as seating for a dining room table or as a standalone piece, perfect for an entryway or porch. Made of a durable, washable, and recycled material, this bench is a colorful way to add extra seating to your space, whether it’s under the sun or under your roof.

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Simple slatted birch bench designed in 1945

Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945, Bench 153 features Aalto’s trademark bent legs. Available in two sizes—Size A can seat two people comfortably and Size B can seat one person—the bench is both sculptural and light.

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Industrial bench comprised of oak and steel

The Brandywine Bench from Philadelphia-based Lostine features a solid oak top resting on a steel frame. The frame has an industrial feel, which is apparent in the trestle-like flared legs. The steel legs are finished with oak feet, giving the bench an unexpected, sophisticated detail.

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Colorful solid maple bench made from sustainable practices

The Cain Maple Bench 2 from Staach is comprised of clean lines and a simple silhouette. Available in many color finishes, the bench can be used in an entryway, as additional seating in a living room, or even at a dining room table. 

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Elegant oak bench with wool cushion and leather cording

Danish designer Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm’s Georg series for Skagerak was named after her son. Halstrøm’s choice of materials in the Georg Bench—oak, leather, and wool—is a celebration of her Nordic roots. The bench is crafted from solid oak and holds a slim wool cushion. 

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Classic Artek bench with two cushions

The Kiki collection of furniture was created by legendary Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1960. For the Kiki Bench, Tapiovaara envisioned a clean, modern, multipurpose seating option that could fit seamlessly into any environment. It is available in two-seater and three-seater options. 

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Colorful indoor/outdoor bench made from recycled materials

From Loll, the indoor/outdoor Alfresco Bench functions as seating for a dining room table or as a standalone piece, perfect for an entryway or porch. Made of a durable, washable, and recycled material, this bench is a colorful way to add extra seating to your space, whether it’s under the sun or under your roof.

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