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The Acton Slat Bench

Starting at $1,116
20% off Comp Value
Cherished by collectors around the world, Floyd is now bringing this timeless piece to a new generation of design collectors.
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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.

Re-engineered with classic materials.

Floyd has introduced 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.

Endlessly versatile.

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.
All In The Details

Product Info

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.

 

• US-sourced solid white oak slats and bronze aluminum metal,

• Optional add-on for a cushion designed by Floyd and made with Kvadrat fabric in Sisu.

• Each Acton Bench comes with a certificate of authenticity.


Product Info

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.

 

> US-sourced solid walnut slats and bronze aluminum metal,

> Optional add-on for a cushion designed by Floyd and made with Kvadrat fabric in Sisu.

> Each Acton Bench comes with a certificate of authenticity.



Dimensions

Overall 48” W x 17” D x 15” H" 

Clearance 13.625"

Weight 22 lb.  

Weight Limit 300 lb.  


Package Details  

Package 1 Bench: 51" x 18" x 3" and weighs 26 lb.  

Optional: Package 2 Cushion: 14" x 25" x 2"  and weighs 2 lb.  

  

Materials

Sustainably-Sourced Walnut

US-sourced solid walnut slats. Because this is a real wood product, you may see variations in color and grain pattern.

 

Powder Coated Aluminum

Bronze aluminum metal, a corrosion resistant alloy known for its strength, with a durable black powder coat finish.


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.

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The Acton Slat Bench
Celebrating an iconic American 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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