Created and Sold by Niels Bendtsen

Niels Bendtsen
The Pre Chair | Chairs by Niels Bendtsen

The Pre Chair

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Item details

The Pre chair is a new take on an old idea. It's modelled on a traditional slipper chair, but it's been integrated into the "turn" series with it's 360 degree smooth swivel mechanism and under-cut base. A perfect little chair for any space thanks to it's crisp and charming presence.

Context & Credits

Niels Bendtsen
Meet the Creator
"Born in Denmark, Niels Bendtsen and his family immigrated to Canada in 1951. In place of a formal design education, he trained as an apprentice for his father, who designed and built Scandinavian furniture. Through working with his father, Bendtsen gained valuable skills and a respect for non-industrial, hand-built traditions, but he was also intrigued by new technologies and ways to satisfy increasing demand. Between 1963 and 1972, Bendtsen had his own retail store where he sold his father's furniture, as well as imported Scandinavian designs. He designed small items for the store, but it wasn't until he was in his early thirties that he truly began designing furniture. Dissatisfied with the quality and limited functionality of the furniture he received from his overseas manufacturers, Bendtsen sold his store, moved to Europe and became a full-time designer.

Niels Bendtsen (1943) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. He was educated at institutes in both Copenhagen (Denmark) and Vancouver (Canada). The ‘ribbon-chair’, designed by Niels, is an exhibit in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York."