An indispensable element for enjoying the garden on a particularly splendid day, the garden bench has been given an extra dose of style. Now in an array of different designs and intriguing natural materials like basalt, travertine and even sustainable hardwood – a good bench can transform any area from drab to fab. Here are a few benches from boutique design studio Stone Forest:
The contemporary Sienna Bench in silver or beige travertine are slabs cut from large masses of natural stone with a clean and contemporary Italian style. The integrity of travertine gives Stone Forest carvings a radiant mass or presence not realized using man-made materials such as cement or cast stone.
The Basalt Benches are comprised of 100% basalt, which is a common extrusive volcanic rock. They are handmade by hammer and chisel, wherein Stone Forest leaves the sides with their own rough exterior, and then polishes the top facet. They are six to eight feet in length and are also available in custom sizes.
The Boulder Bench Slab and Legs is fashioned from a single boulder. This unique bench is certain to add a modern twist to any outdoor garden.
Stone Forest also creates functional sculpture crafted from thick slabs of sustainable hardwood. Handcrafted using mortise and tenon joinery, the Windsor Back Bench’s design emphasizes the natural or outer edge of the tree as well as other unique characteristics including burls, knotholes and naturally occurring checks. (For indoor use only).