Versatile enough to fit in foyers, kitchens, and living rooms as extra seating or streamlined organization, the bench can be rustic and minimal in wood or metal—and statement making in more sculptural forms.

Safari Bench by Katy Skelton, Domino, $1,910

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Arch Bench, Bower NYC, $3,250

Promenade Bench by Umbra, Domino, $200

Daybed by Ole Wanscher for Carl Hansen & Son, Danish Design Store, $3,629.50

Heathcote Brass-Tipped Bench by Tracey Boyd, Anthropologie, $1,298

Wire S #1 Bench by Muller Van Severen, Matter Matters, $4,320

BDC Yellow Bench, Kann Design, $770

Pin Bench, Fort Standard, from $2,750

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