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Wabi Teak Bench

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70″ x 24″ deep x seat height 16″


Natural teak


Stunning antique primitive bench with beautiful patina. The seat section and back rest are carved from a single solid slab of aged teak wood. For the primitive collector.

This bench was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It’s a beauty of things modest and humble. It’s a beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.