One of the most versatile pieces of furniture, a designer bench is ready to serve with its sleek profile. It anchors spaces allowing the maximum wall surface for dramatic art or can be placed beneath a window. Top it with a tray, a drink, book stacks, sculpture, or yourself and slide it in anywhere – designer benches can be used for seating in a hallway or entry, flanking a sofa as a cocktail table, or surrounded with cushions for dining. A studio apartment dweller can utilize a designer bench for many uses – it suits small multifunctional spaces as well as larger ones with many spots to tuck in extra seating. From upholstered pieces with metal or acrylic bases to solid wood and composite ‘cement’ ideal for poolside, these designer benches provide a first string style option.