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Whispering Bench - PROTO

Whispering Bench - PROTO

CHIM Bnech // Made To Order

Regular price $1,750.00 USD
Regular price $2,100.00 USD Sale price $1,750.00 USD
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The Whispering Bench is a casual two seater designed to flat pack and travel with you from home to home. Upholstered cushions sit neatly into pockets recessed in its hardwood frame and can be sewn in a variety of fabric choices.  The hardwoods we recommend are White Oak, Ask or Walnut, all of which can be treated with different stains to highlight or darken certain tones in the wood.


JOHI prototypes are our way of exercising our creative design muscles, while offering our customers an opportunity to own the first-of-their kind designs at highly discounted pricing. As a small business, finding the time and resources to experiment and develop new products is a major challenge. Purchasing one of these PROTO pieces is a great way to support the JOHI mission and furnish your home all in one. 


PROTO pieces are still eligible for our 2 year warranty and we will work with you to tailor the design and material choices to your preference. Think of the rendered design as a starting point.  


Seating and Bench

Great for

Living Rooms , Apartments, and Kids Rooms


Length: 65 in
Width: 15 in
Height: 18 in


White Ash • White Oak • Walnut

Care Tips

All furniture pieces come with our recommended wood cleaning solution. Wood furniture should never be cleaned with harsh chemical cleaners, abrasive surfaces, or too much water. Be sure to dust, wipe, and dry with a soft cloth.

Wood is a natural material that is subject to environmental changes. Heavy air conditioning and direct sunlight can be particularly tough on natural wood pieces. Wherever possible plan to offset intense, direct impact of these conditions.

All finishes are prone to natural wearing. For this reason, we do not warranty any of our products' finishes.


Lead Time:
2 weeks

Made to order furniture pieces are not eligible for our return policy.

All products ship from our studio workshop in Watsonville, CA.

Return policy

Made to order furniture pieces are not eligible for our return policy.

14-Day Policy Overview for Returns & Refunds
To be eligible for a Return, your product must be in the same condition that you received it, unused, and with or in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

Customers are responsible for all return shipping costs, with select exceptions. If your product(s) has arrived damaged, we will exchange your item with free shipping or issue a refund.

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If you have any issues upon receipt of your order, review our full Return/Refund Policy and reach out to let us know what's going on.

We are a small business and appreciate your patience.

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our promise

We believe the process of design results in a more thoughtful world. We are committed to combining professional experience with inspired exploration to create honest, functional home & life products.

  • small batch, small footprint

    We produce our work in limited batches and on a made-to-order basis. In this approach, we give greater attention to each product’s lifecycle and its impact on our earth, from the day we source materials, to their refinishing, recycling, or decomposition.

  • domestic difference

    Yep! We don't just design here in California. We make our work here too. That means we employ and work with the humans and businesses of our local area and broader US to support a stronger local economy.

we've pledged 1% of all sales to support nonprofit sustainability initiatives.

We started our business in Hāli'imaile, Hawai'i and are now based in Santa Cruz county, California. Our environments from mauka to makai have always been an important part of our lives. This commitment is just one way we choose to give back.