10 Easy Pieces: Romantic Benches for Two by

Issue 68 · Africana · April 17, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Romantic Benches for Two

Issue 68 · Africana · April 17, 2013

There's something inherently seductive about a two-seater bench, don't you think? We've rounded up ten of our favorite compact outdoor benches to lure you—and someone you like—to a sunny spot:

balcony gardener two seater outdoor bench

Above: A metal Folding Bistro Bench in a soft gray color is £149 from The Balcony Gardener.

iron work garden bench for two outdoor


Above: Forged in the UK, and Ironwork Garden Bench measures 31.5 inches high by 47.25 inches long by 16.1 inches deep. It's finished with an aged patina and is $1,358 from Terrain.

fermob two seater red bench


Above: From Fermob, a Luxembourg Bench With Backrest has an aluminum tubular frame and measures 43 inches wide by 22.05 inches deep by 33.78 inches high. Manufactured in France, it's $685 from French Bistro Furniture.

Malaro outdoor bench two seater



Above: The seat and back of the Malaro Bench are constructed of acacia wood and the frame is powder coated steel: the manufacturer recommends protecting it with a weather resistant cover to prolong the lifespan of the finish. It measures 46 7/8 inches wide by 21 5/8 deep and 33 1/2 inches high. It is $69 from Ikea.

outdoor bench two seater brewery from ikea


Above: A two-seater Brewery Sofa with a white lacquered oak seat and neck rest has a galvanized metal frame; it's 4020 SDK from Grythyttan.

cast aluminum two seater outdoor bench abc home


Above: Made of sand cast recycled aluminum and plated in zinc, with a seat of teak slats, a reevesdesign Cast Aluminum Bench is $895 from ABC Home.

cox and cox folding two seater outdoor bench

Above: A foldaway Natural Wooden Bench has a wooden seat and a rust-resistant iron frame; it's £225 from Cox & Cox.

spectrum west two seater acrylic outdoor bench

Above: Made of acrylic, a Long Grill Bench from design house Spectrum West is sanded, buffed, and polished by hand; it measures 47 inches long and is $3,125 from YLiving.

African teak folding two seater outdoor bench


Above›: An African Teak Folding Two-Seat Bench Without Arms is $854.69 from Wayfair.

elefant bench two seater for garden from manufactum


Above: Made of wet galvanized steel strip with an oiled robinia wood seat and back rest, the Elefant Beer Garden Bench can be folded and stacked. It is 358 from Manufactum.

For more outdoor seating, see 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Folding Chairs.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.