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Indoor Benches by Nico Yektai

Bench #7 acknowledges that Bench #6 was hard to follow. I decided to use this an opportunity to change scale. Bench #7 is the first 10 foot long bench that I had designed. The combination of White Oak and Maple contribute to the sense of size with the maple legs defining the boundaries of this bench. The legs are massive expressions in stacked up and shifted maple. The stretchers are in on the action in this unique bench too. One of them actually pierces through the White Oak seat and sets off a bunch of details that are quite engaging….


Modern Benches Ideas by Nico Yektai

This series was born of a commission for a piece of functional art furniture. A hallway bench to be exact. The piece was the second bench that I had made and became the first in my ongoing numbered series of one-of-a-kind benches. Since then I have expanded my approach from thinking in terms of entry benches to thinking of benches for public spaces. As always, the beauty of handmade wooden furniture is that any moment in any bench can serve as the starting point for a commission. Commissions are great because they become a collaboration that results in the perfect…

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