Fri 24 Aug 2012
It will come as no surprise to you that I love the wire chairs of Bend. My grandmother had a set of wire chairs on her summer porch when I was a kid. They looked like they would be painful to sit in – but they were remarkably comfortable. Those chairs are long gone, but I have often thought about them and wished I had them.
Well, all these years later I have found a modern twist on the old wire chair available from Bend.
About Bend: “Bend is a furniture and product design house. What inspires us? Just as lines are written to create a story, our lines are designed to create structures inspired by our lives. Our wire chairs are made up of intricate arrangements of wires or lines through a hand crafted method of shaping and spot welding, a process we like to call ‘bending.’ Each bend is carefully arranged to ensure structural strength, while the angles of the back, the curves of the seat, and the closeness of the wires are designed to encourage relaxation and utility.”
Bend has many great designs in their wire furniture collection…
…but you just gotta love the Lucy and Ethel chairs: “The Lucy chair is the proverbial zany redhead (also comes in white and black). A force to be reigned in. Ethel, the voice of reason, is her reliable, stately counterpart.”
While you are there – don’t miss Bend’s wonderful line of “Geometric Animals Trophy Heads.”