I love benches. I think benches are one of the most underrated pieces of furniture – as they are so versatile. Depending on the design, a bench can be used for seating, a side table, coffee table, or even a shelf for books or a television. I am on the lookout for the perfect bench for my living room and I think I am on the right track with the Gus Modern Transit Bench I found from the fine folks at Lumens.

About the Gus Modern Transit Bench from Lumens:

“The Gus Modern Transit Bench is a versatile piece that can be used for seating in spaces large or small, or even as a coffee table. Its top is made of solid ash wood slats that are joined precisely in parallel, creating a look that’s pleasingly proportional, lightweight and sturdy. The base has tubular steel legs that are slightly splayed for stability. Mid-century modern design interpreted with an industrial edge. Such is the modis operandi of Gus* Modern. Every accessory, sofa, sectional, chair and table they design is inspired by simple forms and honest materials. The resulting modern furniture pieces are clean, elegant and versatile, with crisply tailored upholstery and solid, eco-friendly FSC-certified wood frames. Founded in 2000, Gus* Modern is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.”

I know what you are thinking – are benches the new Bar Carts?

Find the Gus Modern Transit Bench from Lumens here.

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