Pictured is a custom solid mahogany wood bench created by ERA Interiors and inspired by an original Tommi Parzinger Bench. It shows a tufted attached cushion and an ebonized French hand polished finish. Custom size 65′” l. x 17″ d. x 20″h.
Pictured is the open view of a custom sized white lacquer storage bench we created for a client with a contemporary apartment on Central Park West. We used an oatmeal linen fabric, the same as the one used for the custom bed. For this contemporary storage bench design we offer two option to open the top. The storage bench can have a 1/4″ edge beneath the cushion between the box and the cushion so you can lift up the top as the one in the picture. It could also have two fabric handles attached to the cushion top which can be pulled up.
This is a pair of custom bed end x base Spanish benches we just finished. They were custom ordered in a different size but with the same finish as the X Base oak bench we offer in our ERA Interiors store. Bed end benches are functional, popular and a way to add a design element to a bed without purchasing a new headboard. One of the most popular bed end benches is the Contemporary storage bench.
Regency furniture was strongly influenced by clean lines and was inspired from the ancient Greek and Roman styles.
The Regency style tends to have gilded and hand carved furniture with brass, inlays and trim. The forms and detailed elements are emphasized and exaggerated and also are influenced from Egyptian, Oriental and medieval Gothic styles.
Pictured is a characteristic Regency sofa in rosewood veneer, one of the favorite featured materials used during the Regency period. There are other pieces such as the Spoon back chairs, regency stools, extension tables and the gilt-decorated Greek style couch that influence modern, contemporary interior design.
The best part of custom furniture is that you are not relegated to what a store or machine makes. Storage benches are an often overlooked area for many stores but an essential component for apartments, lofts and houses with large foyers. This wood and lacquer contemporary trunk functions as both a storage area as well as a bench, the fabric and finish can be custom tailored to match any interior.
Custom benches are often sought by clients because furniture sets usually don’t include a matching bench, or if it’s going to be placed in an entryway usually there are other specialty pieces of furniture which need to be matched. Size and comfort are usually the main issues. For whatever reason many bench designs seem to sacrifice comfort for style or vice versa. From a design sense they are often perceived more as a utility item rather than a part of luxury seating the way a lounge or side chair is. This is a maple bench we designed as part of a renovation for a carriage house in Carroll Gardens. The foyer was a decent size and had a rectangular shape so the proportions of the bench needed to fit perfectly in the space, it measures 40x20x17 and the fabric is combination of linen and cotton.
Pictured is an ebonized and gold leaf bench that was custom designed and made for the entryway of an NYC apartment. Inspired by the Japonaiserie style, the bench is 60″ long x 20″ wide and 18″ tall. This style originated from the European and American decorative arts traditions that was influenced by Japanese art and design. Some other pieces in the Janonaiserie style incorporate metal decorations made out of solid cooper and brass. Some of the most popular motifs in the Japonaiserie style include stylized branches, birds, flowers and chrysanthemums.