Introduced in 1946, the Nelson platform bench remains a landmark of modern design. The clean, linear lines reflect designer George Nelson’s architectural background and his insistence on what he called “honest” design – making an honest visual statement about an object’s purpose. The bench serves as a multipurpose display and resting place in offices, public areas, and homes. This item is finished in natural wood veneer and is not suitable for outdoor use.
The Barcelona Bench was first created by designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1930, and was named for its similarity to the well-known Barcelona Pavilion Chair. The original Barcelona Bench design was first used in America as part of Mies van der Rohe’s Bachelor Pad exhibit.
The contemporary modern design of the Pavilion Bench will complement any room with its refined lines and luxurious genuine Italian leather upholstery. The tufted surface provides a padded and comfortable seat cushion, which spans the entire length of the bench. The cushion is attached to a stained, solid ash wood frame, using leather upholstery straps and is supported by tubular polished stainless steel legs.
Constructed of a series of brushed stainless steel bars separated by clear lucite spacers, with all the joints are concealed for a clean, seamless design, this retro-contemporary piece is whatever you need it to be.