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Elle Decor’s Top Ten Benches, +1

December 7th, 2011 by plexicraft | Posted in Contemporary Design, Contemporary Furniture, Elle Decor, Furniture Design, Uncategorized |

Benches are hot items in home design the past couple of years and are used in all rooms of the home: foyer, bedroom, living room, and dining room.  The bench can serve many purposes, including dining seat, extra pull up seating, accent or cocktail table, or “landing zone” for handbags, coats, and packages.

Check out the Top Ten Benches in this month’s Elle Decor.  David Mann’ and Alessandra Branca’s selections represent a broad variety of designs in many different types of materials.  But they did not include any lucite furniture in their collection!  So we would like to bring an acrylic bench as our +1 to this party of benches.

Our design partners are selecting acrylic benches for a variety of projects.  Benjamin Noriega Ortiz of BNO Design used such a bench to match a lucite piano.  Robyn Karp creatively mixed acrylic legs with a traditional upholstered cushion.  And Amanda Nisbet designed a “modular” rolling bench that serves as both a dining chair and a side table.

Over the past year, our most popular benches have been the King George Bench, the Square Cocktail/Console Table Bench, and the Waterfall Table/Bench.  The King George Bench, like several of the benches featured in Elle Decor’s Top Ten, borrows it’s sharp upholstery style from the classic Florence Knoll Bench.  Our design partners often add their own cushions in a variety of fabrics and upholstery style to the Square and Waterfall Benches.  The King George Bench is my +1 choice for the Top Ten list.

What is more exciting is that since Plexi-Craft is a custom furniture manufacturer, we are capable of producing new styles of benches.  I immediately envision several new benches based on some of the design elements of the Elle Decor Top Ten Benches.  Please bring your own inspiration to Plexi-Craft and perhaps we will be on the next Top Ten list.