ISSUE 29  |  A La Plage

Bertoia-Inspired Seating, by Way of LA

July 16, 2012 1:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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A modern take on the classic Bertoia side chair (dare I say it? I might prefer it).

Designed by Los Angeles-based, Detroit-raised Gaurav Nanda, a former car designer, the Bend wire chairs are made from iron that is spot welded together (a technique Nanda refers to as bending). The result of the closely bent wires is a series of geometric patterns and a surprisingly comfortable seat. Each chair is pretreated to prevent rusting and then powder coated in Nanda's LA studio; the chairs can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Above: The Bunny Lounge Chair is available in white (shown), peacock blue, black, and orange; $495 from A+R Store.

Above: The Farmhouse Lounge Chair with the backrest inspired by the structural design of old Amish barns. Shown here in peacock blue for $495 from A+R Store.

Above: The Bunny Lounge Chair shown with the Drum, a table/stool/ottoman all in one. Shown in white and also available in orange and peacock blue from Bend for $425; add a white Round Cushion to top it off for $180.

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