Artist, designer and sculptor Ward Bennett studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris under Constantin Brâncuși, widely considered a 20th-century pioneer of modern sculpture. Bennett’s diverse works reside in the permanent collections of the Cooper Hewitt and MoMA, among others. Intrigued by the raw aesthetic of industrial materials – he was reputed to be one of the first to embrace industrial design in the home – Bennett created the original prototype for his I Beam Table (1963) by cutting a section off an actual steel I-beam, which he went on to use in his own Manhattan apartment for decades. It remains an eye-catching icon of modern design to this day, now crafted of powder-coated aluminum and glass. Made in U.S.A.