I think these used to be called telephone tables, but this one is described as a Flynn entryway bench by Maisons Du Monde.
They were called telephone tables for a reason too. Once upon a time, back in the pre-mobile days and when one phone was the norm, something like this was the obvious home for it. Often found in the hallway, it was a very functional piece of furniture.
It was a combined table and sea. The table able to host your chunky home telephone with dial (this kind of phone if you don’t know what I mean) and the seat to host you as the phone only stretched as far as the cord. The drawers? Well, that was probably for your phone book, note paper, pens, you know the kind of thing. If someone asks if you have a pen handy, it was probably here.
These days it might serve the same purpose. After all, most of us still have home telephones, even if the handset has gone cordless as the years have passed. But ultimately, this is an interior design piece, made to add a retro/midcentury modern twist to an area of the house that might not have one.
It looks vintage and might well pass for vintage to most people. But this is new, with an oiled mango teak finish for the frame and a cushioned seat covered with a cotton fabric. Lovely angled legs for support too. Always nice to see.
If your hallway is need of something midcentury, then this is definitely worth a look. Available now at Maisons Du Monde, the price is £362.
Find out more at the Maisons Du Monde website