If I had, say 10,000 square feet to play with, I would certainly employ the use of a bench or two.
The iconic Barcelona by Mies van der Rohe would be my first choice.
I do like an x-bench too. In pairs, of course.
This one is for keeping your friends from copying your test answers, no?
Not all benches are created equal.
This one is boys who wear tights and like to jump and flip around.
There is also the category "Just because you can doesn't mean you should" and the bench below wins the prize for butt ugly (teehee) in that category.