The days of being attached to a land line means you need a (presumably) comfortable place to sit AND to show off your phone.
To have a telephone was a sign of affluence in the 1800's. Initially the gossip benches were designed to reflect the fashion of the time. They fell out of favor for while but there has been a resurgence or nostalgia. Some designer models or antiques can cost upward of $1200. Check your local thrift store chances are you can score one for less than $50. With a little TLC, you can make it whatever you want.
|Mid Century Modern|
|The Atomic 1950's|
|um no--so very wrong!|
|Simple and sweet (Love this!)|
|Vintage reproduction (and this!)|
|Modern Country--so cute|
|Jonathan Adler Modern but a nod to the 1960's-very sleek|