Benches are long seats designed to sit multiple people simultaneously. The most basic bench is one without a back, but common benches seen in public areas and parks usually have arm and back rests. Benches are versatile pieces of furniture and may be used in both outdoor or indoor environments. Originally made of wood, benches today are made from a range of materials that include metal, concrete, stone, and plastics.

Illustration of a woman sitting on an IKEA Möckelby bench as seen from the front elevation
IKEA Möckelby Bench

Designer: IKEA
Length:
69 5/8” | 177 cm
Width: 13 3/4” | 35 cm
Height: 17 3/8” | 44 cm
Materials: Oak veneered particleboard

The IKEA Möckelby bench is a wooden oak veneered particleboard bench with an expressed plank design. The IKEA Möckelby bench has a length of 69 5/8” | 177 cm, a width of 13 3/4” | 35 cm, and a seat height of 17 3/8” | 44 cm.
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Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Möckelby bench with measurements on the side elevation, front, and plan
The IKEA Möckelby bench is a wooden oak veneered particleboard bench with an expressed plank design. The IKEA Möckelby bench has a length of 69 5/8” | 177 cm, a width of 13 3/4” | 35 cm, and a seat height of 17 3/8” | 44 cm.
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Drawing of a man sitting on the Eos Bench showing scale
Eos Bench

Designer: Matthew Hilton
Year: 2011
Height: 15.75” | 40 cm
Length: 58.5” | 148.6 cm
Depth: 15.75” | 40 cm
Materials: Powder-coated aluminum

The Eos Bench is a functional and durable powder-coated aluminum bench designed by Matthew Hilton as part of his Eos Collection (2011). The Eos Bench has a length of 58.5” | 148.6 cm, height of 15.75” | 40 cm, and depth of 15.75” | 40 cm.
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Illustration of the top, side, and plan of the Eos Bench with dimensions
The Eos Bench is a functional and durable powder-coated aluminum bench designed by Matthew Hilton as part of his Eos Collection (2011). The Eos Bench has a length of 58.5” | 148.6 cm, height of 15.75” | 40 cm, and depth of 15.75” | 40 cm.
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Front elevation drawing of a man sitting on the Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench for scale
Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench

Designer: Florence Knoll Bassett
Year: 1954
Height: 17” | 43.2 cm
Length: 60.5” | 153.7 cm
Depth: 19.5” | 49.5 cm
Materials: Chrome-plated steel structure, leather seat

The Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench is an iconically modern leather and chrome-plated steel frame bench. Designed by Florence Knoll Bassett in 1954, the Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench has a length of 60.5” | 153.7 cm, height of 17” | 43.2 cm, and depth of 19.5” | 49.5 cm.
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Dimensioned drawings of the Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench with measurements on the front, side, and plan views
The Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench is an iconically modern leather and chrome-plated steel frame bench. Designed by Florence Knoll Bassett in 1954, the Florence Knoll Three-Seater Bench has a length of 60.5” | 153.7 cm, height of 17” | 43.2 cm, and depth of 19.5” | 49.5 cm.
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Illustration of a woman sitting on the Kayu Teak Dining Bench
Kayu Teak Dining Bench

Designer: Design Within Reach
Year: 2009
Height: 17.75” | 45 cm
Length: 78.75” | 200 cm
Depth: 15.75” | 40 cm
Materials: Solid unfinished teak

The Kayu Teak Dining Bench is a straightforward and sturdy solid teak bench designed by Design Within Reach (2009) alongside the Kayu Teak Dining Table. The Kayu Teak Dining Bench has a length of 78.75” | 200 cm, height of 17.75” | 45 cm, and depth of 15.75” | 40 cm.
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Dimensioned drawings of the Kayu Teak Bench showing length, height, and depth
The Kayu Teak Dining Bench is a straightforward and sturdy solid teak bench designed by Design Within Reach (2009) alongside the Kayu Teak Dining Table. The Kayu Teak Dining Bench has a length of 78.75” | 200 cm, height of 17.75” | 45 cm, and depth of 15.75” | 40 cm.
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Illustration of a man sitting on the Vignelli Bench for scale
Vignelli Bench

Designer: Massimo & Lella Vignelli
Year: 2005
Height: 18.25” | 46.4 cm
Length: 71.75” | 182.2 cm
Depth: 18.25” | 46.4 cm
Materials: Molded polyethylene

The Vignelli Bench is a simple polyethylene bench with a minimal thickened profile. Designed with a reduced geometric language and durable proportions by Massimo & Lella Vignelli, the Vignelli Bench has a length of 71.75” | 182.2 cm, height of 18.25” | 46.4 cm, and depth of 18.25” | 46.4 cm.
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Drawings with dimensions of the Vignelli Bench with measurements on the front, side, and plan views
The Vignelli Bench is a simple polyethylene bench with a minimal thickened profile. Designed with a reduced geometric language and durable proportions by Massimo & Lella Vignelli, the Vignelli Bench has a length of 71.75” | 182.2 cm, height of 18.25” | 46.4 cm, and depth of 18.25” | 46.4 cm.
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Drawing of a woman sitting on the Nelson Platform bench for scale comparison
Nelson Platform Bench

Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1946
Height: 14” | 35.6 cm
Depth: 18.5” | 47 cm
Length (Small): 48” | 121.9 cm
Length (Medium): 60” | 152.4 cm
Length (Large): 72” | 182.9 cm
Materials: Maple or walnut slats, ebonized maple legs

The Nelson Platform Bench is a multi-functional rectangular finger-jointed bench. The Nelson Platform Bench is set on trapezoidal legs and comes in three lengths: 48” | 121.9 cm, 60” | 152.4 cm, and 72” | 182.9 cm. The bench has a height of 14” | 35.6 cm with a depth of 18.5” | 47 cm.
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Dimensioned drawings of the Nelsen Platform Bench with measurements on the front, side, and plan views
The Nelson Platform Bench is a multi-functional rectangular finger-jointed bench. The Nelson Platform Bench is set on trapezoidal legs and comes in three lengths: 48” | 121.9 cm, 60” | 152.4 cm, and 72” | 182.9 cm. The bench has a height of 14” | 35.6 cm with a depth of 18.5” | 47 cm.
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Drawing of the Nelson Platform Bench with Metal legs with a man sitting for scale
Nelson Platform Bench - Metal Legs

Designer: George Nelson
Year: 1946
Height: 14” | 35.6 cm
Depth: 18.5” | 47 cm
Length (Small): 48” | 121.9 cm
Length (Medium): 60” | 152.4 cm
Length (Large): 72” | 182.9 cm
Materials: Maple or walnut slats, chrome metal legs

The Nelson Platform Bench (Metal Legs) is a multi-functional rectangular finger-jointed bench. The Nelson Platform Bench is set on slender chrome legs and comes in three lengths: 48” | 121.9 cm, 60” | 152.4 cm and 72” | 182.9 cm. The bench has a height of 14” | 35.6 cm with a depth of 18.5” | 47 cm.
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Dimensioned drawings of the Nelson Platform Bench with Metal Legs showing front, side, and plan views
The Nelson Platform Bench (Metal Legs) is a multi-functional rectangular finger-jointed bench. The Nelson Platform Bench is set on slender chrome legs and comes in three lengths: 48” | 121.9 cm, 60” | 152.4 cm and 72” | 182.9 cm. The bench has a height of 14” | 35.6 cm with a depth of 18.5” | 47 cm.
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