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Introducing our homage to timeless design - the ‘Modernist Muse’ Bench. Drawing inspiration from the iconic slat bench by George Nelson, this handcrafted piece offers the perfect blend of form and function to elevate your space.


Our interpretation stays true to the simplicity of the original, but we’ve put our unique stamp on it. Read more about some of these modifications in the project page.


Every ‘Modernist Muse’ Bench is expertly handcrafted from your choice of premium maple or black walnut wood, known for their strength, endurance, and natural beauty. This choice of materials ensures that each piece is not only visually stunning but also robust and enduring.


The design showcases a series of evenly spaced slats, creating a clean and minimalist profile that captures the spirit of mid-century modernism. The unadorned design belies the detailed craftsmanship involved in its construction, with each slat carefully chosen and meticulously aligned to create a cohesive and balanced whole.


What makes this bench truly special is its versatility. Its elegant design and neutral tones ensure that it can seamlessly fit into various decors - whether it’s the centerpiece in your hallway, a stylish accent in your living room, or a practical yet chic addition to your bedroom.


The ‘Modernist Muse’ Bench isn’t just furniture, it’s a testament to timeless design and artisan craftsmanship, and a worthy investment for your space. This piece is more than just a seating solution – it’s a statement of style, taste, and appreciation for quality that will serve as a conversation piece for years to come.


Secure your ‘Modernist Muse’ Bench today and infuse your space with a touch of mid-century elegance. As each piece is handcrafted with care, quantities are limited.”

Unlike the original design it is at a comfortable sitting height (about 20" above the ground).  


Construction: The bench as photographed is made of hard maple or black walnut with no screws. Wood slats are the entire length of the bench with meticulous finger joints for strength at both ends of the bench. If you expect heavy usages of multiple people I will add a second brace (similar to the single middle brace currently in the photo) and space them evenly, of course. 


The finish is a custom shellac sprayed with HVLP and a high end sealant(note: the bench is not water proof and should be stored in doors). Discoloration should be expected if you place this outdoors and exposed to the sun.


Your bench is hand made in the USA and may be custom ordered in different length and height please contact for custom orders.


Dimensions (as shown here): 7 feet long x 17 1/4" wide x 19 3/4" high


Note: A second support brace may be added to improve weight support. Please inquire.

Shipping IS NOT INCLUDED: this is a heavy item and is shipped in a custom crate using freight shipping. Pricing varies depending on your location and ranges $150-300 in the US


Contact me for custom choices not listed 


The making of this bench is documented in a docu series.

Modernist Muse Bench

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