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About Us

BEND IS ON A MISSION

 

Bend is on a mission to create designs that are superbly crafted, delight you aesthetically, and shape your life. Our philosophy has always been to design pieces that are equally as beautiful as they are functional. These attributes are in the forefront of our minds as we strive to make unexpected products that evolve with our customers.

 

 Our contract grade and BIFMA tested products are versatile enough to fit into any interior or exterior setting. From a residential backyard to a five-star restaurant, Bend pieces can blend seamlessly into the most modern and/or distinctly traditional of spaces. All of our designs are hand bent and spot welded using recyclable metals before being electroplated or powder coated with durable and eco-friendly materials. For those who want something a little more unique, all of our products are customizable, in both color and design, for us to help you create a made-to-measure piece for your space.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

 

Founded in 2010 by Gaurav Nanda - Bend is a product of his fascination with fusing beauty with utility. Growing up, Nanda was surrounded by creativity with a Mother who made Macrame wallhangings and a Father who pursued entrepreneurial endeavors. As he grew older he began to experiment with different mediums of artwork and fell in love with creating pottery. Nanda's love of crafting designs from clay stayed with him throughout his life, but as he advanced in his education he encountered a life long dilemma that every twenty-something has to confront: getting a job.

 

Upon graduating from Purdue University, he took a position as an Automotive Sculptor for General Motors. During his time at G.M. Nanda designed and built vehicle models both by hand and by using new computer technology. This aspect of the job allowed him to understand the application of technical functionality to art and design. Sculpture and modeling were no longer just a way to aesthetically express himself, but rather a way to make his imaginative designs a reality. After seven years Nanda found himself at a crossroads: either stay at his job and continue on the corporate track or take a risk and pursue a career in the design world. We bet you can guess what happened…

 

 After deliberating how to apply his technical experience to art and design it struck him: furniture is functional artwork. One year, many prototypes, and a move to Los Angeles later - Bend was born. Those original designs focused on integrating distinct patterns, comfort, and versatility into furniture and accessories made of wire. As we expanded our line from one chair to over thirty products we always stayed true to those original intentions established by Nanda and the founding Bend team.

DESIGN WITH A FUNCTION

 The Bend design philosophy blends form and function with injections of fun and funkiness. We say that our pieces are "Built like a Buffalo" and can stand up to years of use for your continual enjoyment! Bend pieces are made of Hot-Dipped Galvanized Iron that is then powder coated or electroplated to create the finished product. If you are looking for even sturdier materials we offer Stainless Steel as a material option for coastal and harsh environments.

All of our various finish and material options are commercial grade. Any chair, table or accessory from Bend will stand up to the wear and tear of commercial use to make sure that our pieces age gracefully with your business. Whatever the situation may be, Bend has you covered with the longest lasting and coolest furnishings in the game!


Commercial Grade
All Bend products are BIFMA certified (Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) and are contracts grade for high traffic settings.

Handcrafted
Bend Goods products are produced using a method of shaping and spot welding. Each wire is placed to provide the utmost structural support for a long lasting design.

Comfort
Customers are often surprised by the comfort of our designs! With tight knit welds and wires, our products are designed to be comfortable for any duration of time.

Indoor & Outdoor
All powder coated pieces from the collection are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Galvanization of all materials before finishes are applied helps fight corrosion for added durability and longevity.

Sustainable & Responsible
Reducing our environmental impact is important to us! All Bend products are made of recyclable iron and our packaging is designed to minimize our carbon footprint.




 

HOW WE MAKE THINGS

 
 

Where to buy

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North America

California

A+R

171 S LA BREA AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90036

800. 913. 0071.X2

APLURSTORE.COM

AGENCY

1519 PACIFIC AVES

ANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

831.515.7937

SHOPAGENCYHOME.COM

HOLD IT CONTEMPORARY HOME

1570 CAMINO DE LA REINA

SAN DIEGO, CA 92108

888. 902.6660

HOLDITHOME.COM

PIGMENT

3801 30TH ST

SAN DIEGO, CA 92104

619. 501.318

SHOPPIGMENT.COM

PORCH

3823 SANTA CLAUS LN

CARPINTERIA 903013, CA

805. 684. 0300

PORCHSB.COM

WEEGO HOME

2939 MAIN STREET

SANTA MONICA, CA 90405

310. 392. 8460

WEEGOHOME.COM

POTTED

3158 LOS FELIZ BLVD

CA, 90039

323. 665. 3801

POTTEDSTORE.COM

TIPPLE AND RAMBLE

315 N MONTGOMERY ST

OJAI, CA 93023

805. 319. 9496

TIPPLEANDRAMBLE.COM

ZINC DETAILS

1905 FILLMORE STREET

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115

415. 776. 2100

ZINCDETAILS.COM

FLORA GRUBB GARDENS

1634 JERROLD AVE

SAN FRANCISCO CA 94124

415. 626. 7256

FLORAGRUBB.COM

VIESSO

633 N LA BREA AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90036

310. 453. 3604

VIESSO.COM

RESERVOIR

3329 W SUNSET BLVD

LOS ANGELES, CA 90026

323. 300. 5309

RESERVOIR-LA.COM

VERTIGO HOME

1550 S COAST HWY #101

LAGUNA BEACH CA 92651

949. 494. 7547

VERTIGOHOME.COM

SOURCED BY GOOD, SAN FRANCISCO

2169 FOLSOM ST, M202

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110

415. 814. 2652

SALES@SOURCEDBYGOOD.COM

AGGREGATE SUPPLY

806 VALENCIA ST

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110

415. 474. 3190

AGGREGATESUPPLYSF.COM

Colorado

HOFF MILLER

595 S BROADWAY

DENVER, CO 80209

(800. 335. 0132)(303. 698. 0800)

HOFFMILLER.COM

Florida

CABLE URBAN MODERN

2200 NW 2ND AVE #109

MIAMI, FL 33137

786. 452. 7880

CABLEISDESIGN.COM

CA MODERN HOME

1560 LENOX AVE, SUITE 101

MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139

305. 531. 1859

CAMODERNHOME.COM

ECO SIMPLISTA

619 E SUNRISE BLVD

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304

954. 565. 5900

ECOSIMPLISTA.COM

Illinois

NORCROSS AND SCOTT

1476 W BERWYN AVE

CHICAGO, IL 60640

733. 564. 9533

NORCROSSANDSCOTT.COM

UNISON HOME

1911 W DIVISION ST

CHICAGO, IL 60622

733. 227. 3180

UNISONHOME.COM

Maryland

MiY HOME

1605 EASTERN AVE

BALTIMORE, MD 21231

410. 881. 0187

MIYHOME.COM

Michigan

SOJOURN

12908 RED ARROW HIGHWAY

SAWYER, MI 49125

269. 426. 4257

SOJOURNASTORE.COM

NORA MODERN

4240 CASS AVE #109

DETROIT, MI 48201

313. 831. 4845

NORAMODERN.COM

Minnesota

FORAGE MODERN WORKSHOP

4023 E LAKE ST

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406

612. 886. 3603

FORAGEMODERNWORKSHOP.COM

PHARMACIE

2743 LYNDALE AVE S

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408

PHARMACIEMPLS.COM

WITT+BLISS

219 N 2ND ST

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55405

612. 270. 1004

WITTANDBLISS.COM

Missouri

PLUS MODERN

1739 WALNUT ST

KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

816. 886. 7587

PLUSMODERN.COM

Nebraska

HUTCH MODERN

3220 FARNAM ST #2101

OMAHA, NE 68131

402. 403. 4590

HUTCHMODERN.COM

New York

ABC CARPET AND HOME

888 BROADWAY

NEW YORK, NY 10003

212. 473. 3000

ABCHOME.COM

BEAM

240 KENT AVE SUITE #18

NEW YORK, NY 11249

646. 450. 1469

BEAMBK.COM

COMERFORD COLLECTION

2442 MAIN ST

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY 11932

631. 537. 6200

COMERFORDCOLLECTION.COM

OLD NEW HOUSE

33 KATONAH AVE

KATONAH, NY 10536

914. 401. 9060

OLDNEWHOUSE.COM

NEW YORK DUCDUC LLC

NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER

200 LEXINGTON AVE, #701

NEW YORK, NY 10016

212. 226. 1868. X315

DUCDUCNYC.COM

TOUCH GOODS

53740 MAIN RD

SOUTHHOLD, NY 11971

631. 765. 8455

TOUCHGOODS.COM

North Carolina

PALETTE & PARLOR

2160 ENVIRON WAY

CHAPEL HILL, NC 27517

919. 960. 1781

PALETTEANDPARLOR.COM

Ohio

DESIGN LAB

1401 ELM ST

CINCINNATI, OH 45202

513. 620. 7299

DESIGNLAB.COM

Oklahoma

PERCH'D MODERN

14 NW 9TH ST

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73102

405. 494. 0410

PERCHDMODERN.COM

Oregon

BRIGHT DESIGNLAB + HAMMER & HAND RETAIL STUDIO

404 NW 10TH AVE #101

PORTLAND, OR 97209

503. 575. 4868

BRIGHTDESIGNLAB.COM

MANTEL

8202 N DENVER AVE

PORTLAND, OR 97217

503. 289. 0558

MANTELPDX.COM

WOONWINKEL

935 SW WASHINGTON ST

PORTLAND, OR 97205

503. 334. 2088

WOONWINKELHOME.COM

Texas

NANNIE INEZ

701 S LAMAR BLVD

AUSTIN, TX 78704

512. 428. 6639

NANNIEINEZ.COM

Washington, D.C

SALT & SUNDRY

1309 5TH ST NE

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20002

202. 621. 6647

SALT&SUNDRY.COM

Wisconsin

THE CENTURY HOUSE

3029 UNIVERSITY AVE

MADISON, WI 53705

608. 233. 4488

CENTURYHOUSEINC.COM