Arced Banquettes: Shaped for Conversation

We'll never forget this banquette from Summer and Josh's Pumped Up Traditional house tour. Its shape follows that of the window bay it's built into and it creates the perfect spot for intimate conversation. So much so that it had us looking for more such shaped banquettes. Here's what we came up with:

Turns out that arced banquettes aren't so easy to come by! There's the slightly arced bench in the second image (beautiful, by the way!) to the segmented benches shown in some of the other examples. But nothing quite like Summer and Josh's banquette in the first image up top. So this shape really is quite special! Do you, like us, think that sitting in a circular arrangement encourages better interaction and conversation? Have you spotted an arced banquette before (or even had the pleasure of sitting in one)? Please share below!

Images: Evan Thomas, My Home Ideas, House Beautiful, Remodeling Guy, Domino

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.