42 x 14 x 3″ high x back rest 7″ high.
Beautiful antique African bench or chaise with lovely patina. Celebrating the cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time and loving use have left behind. Hand carved from a single block of wood, native to the west coast of Africa. This one has the original hardware. We only source the best.
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.