10 Cool Contemporary Benches

As we begin to realize the negative consequences of living sedentary lifestyles and start making strides toward getting outside and being on the go more often, we still need a little break every now and then.  Today’s roundup of contemporary benches offers a host of creative moments of respite, brought to us by environmentally-minded designers who are using more and more bamboo — the darling of the sustainability movement — and repurposing previously cast-off metals into something usable and even beautiful.  Turns out, it is easy being green, so take a load off for a moment and peruse today’s eye-catching collection of modern-day lily pads.

10 Cool Contemporary Benches



bamboo art bench



orange XYZ bench



modern wood bench seating



swirly black park art bench



shiny red metal bench



slab bench



leaf-shaped benches



modern bent wood bench



woven metal bench



Shifting Slab Bench found at Nico Yektai.