Your modern cottage should include furniture you really love!   We really, really, love these custom wood and steel designs by City Bench.  Visit and take a peek for yourself, but be warned, you may just end up buying furniture for every part of your modern cottage!


1. Pine Shelves w/ Wrapped Steel – What a cool way to display some of your more special items – this wood and steel storage unit has “modern industrial” written all over it.  Price: $850.00

2. Cherry Block Side Table – These beautiful pieces of natural wood have the power to anchor a social setting, and will most likely become the center of conversation.  Price:  $1,400.00

3.  Circular Entry Table – Simple and Classic – crafted with perfection.  Whether part of your entry hall or any other part of your cottage, this table will feel right at home.  Price: Call for pricing

4. Urban Canopy Chair – We cannot get enough of these awesome chairs.   A modern spin on mid-century style, these chairs become part of the art of your space, but’s it’s alright to sit on them as well!  Price: $850.00

5.  Walnut Coffee Table –  Live edge is the trend these days. Hop on board with one of these beautifully crafted walnut gems! Price: $1,400.00

ABOUT City Bench

Based in Connecticut, City Bench grew out of our passion for building beautiful objects with meaning and a story. It also grew out of a reverence for the trees that line our streets, fill our public spaces, and enliven our campuses. Those trees represent our shared space and generations of common stories—they are also a vital and overlooked resource.

There are over 70 billion trees in U.S. metropolitan areas. New Haven removes more than 600 trees each year, New York City fells 7,000, and hundreds of thousands more come down across the country. Most of these grand, historic trees are relegated to the landfill, ground into mulch, or chopped into firewood each year.

We extend the life left in those trees by building uniquely hand-crafted furniture that tells their stories.  Our pieces have a “birth certificate” describing the tree’s origin, significance, and story.


Owners and Brothers, Ted and Zeb Esselstyn