Anthropologie’s Ombre Bench
True to the upscale hippie-chic form it’s known for, Anthropologie does its roots justice with an ombre treatment on an otherwise simple bench, transforming it into a memorable work of art. Taking a gradient-based approach to… well, basically tie-dye, the bench’s hue changes from cream to sky blue back to cream again with nary a demarcation line, keeping the effect effortlessly elegant and ethereal at the same time. The Windsor-style Ombre Bench was first designed by Ercol in 1956; Anthropologie’s more modern offering is made with a blend of technology and good old-fashioned handiwork. Made of solid beech and elm in the UK. 31″H, 45″W, 21″ D. Seat: 16.75″H. $1,498.