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Stiletto Benches I and II from PELLE
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Stiletto Bench I and II from PELLE almost appear to defy gravity with a feeling of weightlessness coming from the balance of massive, intersecting blocks of wood and delicate brass legs. With each bench weighting up to three hundred pounds, it’s hard to imagine that part of the bench is supported by only slim “stiletto” brass heels that are embedded into the wood but they are.

Stiletto I

The blocks of rough-hewn, construction grade wood are given a smooth finish that enhances the character of each piece. The resulting benches will leave you wondering how they manage to balance the weight so effortlessly.

Stiletto II

Stiletto II

Stiletto II

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.