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We Dream, We Make

We Dream, We Make

The Story

Bend Goods is a Los Angeles based design and manufacturing company. We design functional products for the home and public spaces. We make furniture, lighting and other goods, with a commitment to being innovative and playful. Founded in 2010 by Gaurav Nanda, a sculptor and designer from Michigan, Bend is based on Nanda’s passion for making functional yet sculptural objects. The Michigan born entrepreneur spent many childhood summers vacationing with his family in the Palm Springs California sunshine. He credits these trips for immersing him in Mid-Century Modern architecture, design and lifestyle. Those things would later influence his decision to leave his corporate job at GM, where he was a vehicle interior model sculptor and put his stamp on the era of design that had inspired him for so long.

The quality of our products is in the details: the inviting shapes, the sparks of color, the ease of assembly and the packaging. Each element embodies Bend's drive for making iconic and sustainable products.

Los Angeles,
California

Bend is so much more than a range of furniture. We design our products for our lives as much as we do for yours. Two years ago we moved Bend into the Bend House. It's a 1920's Spanish style home in the heart of Los Angeles. We bought the house because we want to start showing and living Bend as a lifestyle. We also saw it as the next level in our design journey, as we plan to do a full renovation on the property.

While developing the Bend House, we bought a second home that we call the Bend Bungalow. The Bungalow is nearing completion and we will be moving in and doing an official unveiling very soon. Keep an eye on our social media for all the Bend Dwelling projects that we have in the works. Next on our todo list is definitely the Bend House though. We are nearing completion on the plans and excited to get started. Stay tuned!

 

Built like a Buffalo BIFMA Tested
We are certified for BIFMA (Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) 2012 standards, a formal test conducted by an independent third party to review construction and weight capacity. Our chairs are contract grade and will perform well in high traffic areas.
Handcrafted Craftsmanship
Our chairs are comprised of intricate patterns of wire formed through a method of shaping by hand and spot welding, a process we refer to as "bending." Each bend is carefully made to achieve the utmost structural strength, while the angles of the back, the curvature of the seat and the distance between the wires are designed to promote comfort and utility. Our chairs are comprised of intricate patterns of wire formed through a method of shaping by hand and spot welding, a process we refer to as "bending." Each bend is carefully made to achieve the utmost structural strength, while the angles of the back, the curvature of the seat and the distance between the wires are designed to promote comfort and utility.
Indoor & Outdoor
Our chairs are designed and produced for both indoor and outdoor environments. We have taken every measure to prevent corrosion including using durable materials like iron, and employing a galvanization process where our products are powder coated to withstand the elements. All our chairs are outfitted with glides to prevent friction with the ground.
So Comfortable
When anyone sits in our chairs, the first thing we typically hear is "Wow, this is comfortable!" Bend structures are intricate, not only for aesthetic reasons but for utility. The wires are welded very close together so that every chair has unique strength and rigidity.
Sustainable & Responsible
We are committed to considering issues of environmental impact and responsible manufacturing processes. Our workforce is treated with utmost respect and our facilities minimize waste. Our products are made from iron, an inexhaustible and highly recyclable resource, and wood that is locally sourced and sustainable. We have designed our packaging so it is easy to ship, thereby minimizing our carbon footprint. Our products contribute to LEED certification.
Today & Tomorrow
In today's world, consumption is increasing at an alarming rate. The life span of products is decreasing. Furniture has become an increasingly disposable item. We make products to last with timeless design that can be passed on to the next generation.