Design of the Laurel Storage Bench was inspired by the Laurel trees of the gardens at Tivoli. Laurel branches were traditionally used to weave wreaths and crowns that were symbols of victory in the sporting events of Ancient Greece. The ancient Romans continued the tradition of the laurel crown as a reward for triumph. Today laurel is synonymous with achievement. A laureate is one who receives an award for high achievement. In Greek mythology the story of Daphne and Apollo is quite interesting. Eros made Apollo fall in love with the nymph, Daphne, because Apollo mocked his archery skills. Daphne rejected Apollo and fled. Apollo pursued Daphne and when she was tired of running she called for help to her father, who turned her into a laurel tree. Apollo adorned himself with laurel leaves and called it his special symbol, which explains why the laurel tree is associated with the god Apollo. To commemorate his love for Daphne, Apollo made the laurel his sacred tree. Laurel leaves surrounded the temple of Apollo to cleanse the soul before entering. Associated with purification, it was seen as a plant with powers of immortality. The common belief was that laurel awakened awareness and past life memories, stimulated psychic awareness, improved health, and gave the power of divination. Laurel leaves were often placed under pillows at night to gain inspiration through dreams, and its intoxicating properties were associated with prophetic and poetic inspiration. The Laurel Storage Bench was designed by Shah Gilani, ISFD. This versatile seat may be used at the foot of the bed to hold bed covers during the night. It is offered in a variety of finishes and accents. Upholstery is in COM. Custom sizing is available.
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