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Large Woven Leather and Steel Bench by Erwine & Estelle Laverne

$7,495.00

At 91.5"long, this large-scale woven leather strapped bench by Erwine & Estelle Laverne is all drama. Original leather straps with a polished chrome steel base. This bench could also double as a day bed. Would look stunning under a large window or in an art gallery. 

The Erwine & Estelle Laverne Leather & Steel Bench, crafted circa 1955 in the United States, epitomizes the quintessential elegance and innovation of mid-century modern design. This exquisite piece seamlessly marries the timeless allure of leather with the sleek sophistication of steel, resulting in a stunning fusion of form and function.

At first glance, the bench captivates with its clean lines and minimalist silhouette, reflecting the era's emphasis on simplicity and geometric shapes. The frame, expertly crafted from durable steel, exudes strength and stability while maintaining a graceful airiness that belies its robust construction.

The focal point of the bench is its luxurious leather upholstery, meticulously selected for its sumptuous texture and rich color. The leather exudes a sense of opulence and refinement, inviting tactile exploration and providing unparalleled comfort.

The juxtaposition of materials - the cool, industrial steel against the warm, supple leather - creates a captivating visual contrast that adds depth and visual interest to the piece. This harmonious interplay of elements is a hallmark of the Lavernes' design ethos, showcasing their mastery of materials and their keen eye for balance and proportion.

Perfectly suited for a variety of interiors, from sleek modern lofts to sophisticated urban dwellings, the Erwine & Estelle Laverne Leather & Steel Bench effortlessly elevates any space it inhabits. Whether used as a chic seating option in a living room, a statement piece in an entryway, or a luxurious accent in a bedroom, this iconic bench is sure to leave a lasting impression with its timeless charm and impeccable craftsmanship.

 Dimensions: 91.5"L  x 26.5"D x 14"H

 About the Designers: 

Erwine and Estelle Laverne were a husband-and-wife design team known for their innovative furniture designs in the mid-20th century. They worked together from the 1940s to the 1960s, and their work is characterized by its clean lines, sculptural forms, and use of new materials.
 
Erwine Laverne was born in 1909 in Austria and trained as an architect in Europe. Estelle Laverne was born in 1917 in New York City and studied at the Art Students League. The couple met in New York in the 1930s and began working together in the 1940s.
 
The Lavernes' furniture designs were often made from materials such as fiberglass, aluminum, and lucite, which were relatively new and unusual at the time. Their designs were functional and practical, but also had a sculptural quality that made them stand out.
 
Some of their most famous designs include the Laverne "Cloud" sofa, which was made from fiberglass and had a flowing, organic shape, and the Laverne "Stretcher" chair, which was made from lucite and had a minimalist, geometric form.
 
The Lavernes' work was recognized with numerous awards, including the Museum of Modern Art's Good Design Award in 1950 and 1951. Their designs continue to be celebrated for their innovative use of materials and sculptural forms, and their work is represented in many museum collections around the world.

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