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The Acton Slat Bench

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Who was Hugh Acton? 

Hugh Acton was an influential furniture designer born and raised in Michigan — just like Floyd. He studied at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, where his iconic slatted bench debuted in the 1950s and has been lauded as a landmark moment for mid-century design ever since. We’re proud to bring new life to his design with increased accessibility, affordability, and sustainability while adding another chapter to this uniquely American story 

 

Will the Acton Slat Bench match my other Floyd products in Oak or Walnut? 

Because we use real wood, it is expected to have slight color, texture, and grain variations. This is intentional and part of the aesthetic appeal of natural versus synthetic wood. That being said, the Acton Slat Bench will look great next to any of your Floyd products.

 

Where is the Acton Slat Bench made? 

The Acton Slat Bench is made in Michigan.

 

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Assembly

 

Assembles in 20 minutes with 2 people.

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping

We calculate your shipping fee based on the total cost of the products you are purchasing and the shipping method. Shipping methods for your purchases are determined by types of items ordered. Please see the shipping fee breakdown below: 

Scheduled Freight Furniture Delivery
12% of order value
$399 max shipping charge

Small Item & Accessory Delivery

$0-$199 | $15

$200+ | $30

If you purchase multiple Floyd items, we will work to ship all of your items together. The delivery time will depend on the items in your order and may vary from what is listed on the product page — refer to the shipping page in checkout for the most accurate delivery timelines.

 

Returns

If you're not pleased with your Floyd product, please complete our returns form within 30 days of receiving your order to initiate a return. For full details on eligibility and the returns process, see our FAQ here.

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The Acton Slat Bench

Floyd is honored to be reissuing The Acton Slat Bench, a pioneering piece designed close to 70 years ago that has never been produced at scale until now. Designed by Hugh Acton in 1954, it remains one of the great underground design classics. Cherished by collectors around the world, Floyd is now bringing this timeless piece to a new generation of design collectors.

Dimensions & Materials

 

FAQ

Who was Hugh Acton? 

Hugh Acton was an influential furniture designer born and raised in Michigan — just like Floyd. He studied at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, where his iconic slatted bench debuted in the 1950s and has been lauded as a landmark moment for mid-century design ever since. We’re proud to bring new life to his design with increased accessibility, affordability, and sustainability while adding another chapter to this uniquely American story 

 

Will the Acton Slat Bench match my other Floyd products in Oak or Walnut? 

Because we use real wood, it is expected to have slight color, texture, and grain variations. This is intentional and part of the aesthetic appeal of natural versus synthetic wood. That being said, the Acton Slat Bench will look great next to any of your Floyd products.

 

Where is the Acton Slat Bench made? 

The Acton Slat Bench is made in Michigan.

 

See all FAQ


Assembly

 

Assembles in 20 minutes with 2 people.

Download Instructions
 

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

We calculate your shipping fee based on the total cost of the products you are purchasing and the shipping method. Shipping methods for your purchases are determined by types of items ordered. Please see the shipping fee breakdown below: 

Scheduled Freight Furniture Delivery
12% of order value
$399 max shipping charge

Small Item & Accessory Delivery

$0-$199 | $15

$200+ | $30

If you purchase multiple Floyd items, we will work to ship all of your items together. The delivery time will depend on the items in your order and may vary from what is listed on the product page — refer to the shipping page in checkout for the most accurate delivery timelines.

 

Returns

If you're not pleased with your Floyd product, please complete our returns form within 30 days of receiving your order to initiate a return. For full details on eligibility and the returns process, see our FAQ here.

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True to its original form.

In partnership with the Acton estate, Floyd has ensured this reissue of Hugh Acton’s original design from the 1950s is true to its original elegant form, but with the introduction of new materials and modern engineering. Each Acton Bench comes with a certificate of authenticity. Optional add-on for a cushion designed by Floyd and made with Kvadrat fabric in Sisu.

A timeless, lithe appearance.

Endlessly versatile.

The Acton Slat Bench is a piece that will always find the perfect place in your home, now and in the future. Whether using the bench as the end table for your bed, a hallway entrance bench, a coffee table in your living room, or as a book and plant holder under a window, the bench looks elegant anywhere.

Engineered to last the next 70 years.

Made with the highest quality materials, from chrome legs to real oak, and produced with care in Holland, Michigan. Although the original actually is in a museum (the Cranbrook Art Museum Archives), this one is made for real life. Our reissue of the bench is engineered to hold up to the everyday wear and use.

About the Designer, Hugh Acton.

Hugh passed away in 2018 at age 93. He was an accomplished designer and pioneer of mid-century modern, as well as a sculptor, jewelry designer, and athlete. His furniture work was primarily focused around systems of design, and he never viewed one piece as a constant, finished product.

The Acton Slat Bench was designed in 1954 while Hugh Acton was a design student at Cranbrook. It’s hard to overstate the impact this one school in Michigan had on modern design: Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen all refined their perspectives on design here. It was in this post-war period, when everything was radically being rethought in design, that Hugh first stepped onto the Cranbrook campus.

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