The bent chair (NEW)

The technology for bentwood was invented by German furniture maker Michael Thonet around 1840.

Bentwood furniture has been made in Japan for over 100 years, with long-ago manual processes handed down even today.

To fabricate a chair using bentwood techniques, we conceived of a design that inherits that history to become a contemporary standard. While following the bentwood chairs of the past, the frame configuration leaves straight portions in the back legs and arms and places a U-shaped crosspiece into the front legs to express lightness. Like many bentwood chairs beloved worldwide, we hope that this chair will find a familiar spot in your life.