Rustic style benches were particularly popular in the earlier part of the Victoria era, as foundries produced benches that recreated naturalistic forms in the newly mastered processes of casting iron.
As the century progressed, the forms that these designs inspired by nature became more stylised. Many foundries produced their own versions of the rustic style benches, and while they bear similarities, there are also differences.
Our Darley Dale Rustic differs mainly from our simple RUSTIC bench in that the sating involves a toral of 3 slats, rather than the two of the basic rustic design.
This particular style of bench was installed at the Whitworth Institute in Darley Dale, Derbyshire. The cast ends are not specifically handed to the left or right and so the benches can be as long as any customer would like to specify, using additional castings as central supports. Additionally, the castings can be produced with or without the arms.
These castings can also be included in the design of a tree seat, or a curved bench where bespoke designs may be required.
We offer four basic colours as shown and all other colours are available on request. Please click here to contact us.
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PLEASE NOTE: Prices exclude VAT and delivery
- Model: Darley Dale Rustic