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Hot Seat
by
Bend Goods & Gaurav Nanda
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Black: $700
White: $700
Electric Blue: $700
Peachy Pink: $700
Black Vinyl Sunbrella Pad: $85
White Vinyl Sunbrella Pad: $85
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DESCRIPTION

The graphic grooves bring to mind Lance Wyman's now-iconic and thoroughly modern and festive font for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, yet in the hands of Bend Goods' Gaurav Nanda, realized as a bulbous lounge seat. While there is ample room for a comforting kick back, big in size it's not, as this scaled-down update considers space. Like all of Bend Goods' signature wire furnishings, Hot Seat handcrafted in the company’s unique and sustainable process and finished with a galvanized treatment and final powder coat—for hours of peacefully relaxing, indoors or out.

SPECIFICATIONS
SIZE
  • 27" h x 31.5" w x 28" d (68.6x80x71cm)
DETAILS
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Seat pads provided by Sunbrella™
  • Custom colors available upon request
MATERIAL
  • Iron
PACKAGING
  • Branded box
SHIPPING INFO
ABOUT THE BRAND: BEND GOODS

BEND GOODS

Around the Bend is a bright and happy place to be when speaking of the cool iron wire furniture from Los Angeles' own Bend Goods. In true Southern Cali style, these corrosion-resistant pieces with their pop of powder-coat color can easily meander from indoors to outside. Sculptor, designer and entrepreneur Gaurav Nanda perfected the signature process he calls "bending"—shaping and spot welding the wire by hand—to achieve intricate patterns in Bend's furniture, lighting and accessories.

Michigan native Gaurav, formerly a designer for General Motors, values performance just as much as polish. The structural strength of each piece of furniture is contract grade, while the ergonomics and the spacing of the wires assure comfort and utility. Environmental impact is also a concern, and he envisions each piece as something built to last a lifetime, fabricated from the plentiful resource iron and sustainable woods. Though Gaurav's work draws on the legacy of modernist objects in wire, he wants "to offer something different, something edgier."

ABOUT THE DESIGNER: GAURAV NANDA

GAURAV NANDA

Of his brand Los-Angeles-based company Bend, founder Gaurav Nanda says he wanted "to offer something different, something edgier, a lot more intricate and comfortable" in the realm of wire furniture than the usually-admired but heritage Bertoia designs for Knoll. For inspiration Gaurav looked to an unlikely combination of sources: his own stint as an automobile sculptor/designer for General Motors on the one hand and an appreciation of 1970s-influenced crafts, including string art and the knotted patterns of macramé plant holders made by his mother, on the other.

Gaurav's attention to the production process is unstinting—for example, each chair undergoes 300 to 400 handmade spot-welds (a process called "bending," hence the company name) and is painstakingly sandblasted, rustproofed and powder-coated to a weatherproof finish. Expanding his range beyond furniture to decorative objects was a natural progression. "Inspiration comes from everywhere but music plays a crucial role in my process.  New songs and artists are constantly playing in the workshop, which makes for a lively and happier work environment too," he says. "It is exciting to see our ideas evolve and where we want our story to go."