57″ long x 14″ wide x seat 13.5″ high x back rest 25″ high.
Beautiful antique bench with stunning erosion on the ends. A single thick slab with a natural incline. Fabulous in a modern residence as an art object and also usable.
This bench or chaise was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. 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.