A rare Mahogany version of Hugh Acton's 1954 design originally called the 'Zylophone' table and later renamed the suspended beam bench. Acton boasted the versatility of his stripped back design and that it could be made in around 900 variations.

 

Acton first made the benches in Oak and Maple (see newspaper article in photos) and experimented with various woods before settling on Walnut as his favorite for mass production in. This Mahogany bench is believed to sit in that transitional stage.

 

Condition: good condition for its age, the bench shows some warping on the ends as is typical for the design. Occasional small areas of tearout where the metal rods pass through the beams. The top surface has a beautiful golden shimmering grain. Brass legs are solid and show a nice amount of patina.

 

Dimensions: 72" L x 18 1/2" wide x 14" high

Early Hugh Acton Bench in Mahogany

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