Is it an ottoman? Or a table? The Drum by Los Angeles-based Bend bends both ways.
Gaurav Nanda's tables and chairs are designed with a flexible life in mind. Take them indoors or outdoors. Each piece is made of an iron that can be repeatedly recycled, and all pieces are sandblasted, then pre-treated with anti-rust zinc primer and powder coated for extended life right in Gaurav's L.A. studio. It all starts with a machine-molded frame that undergoes upwards of 400 handmade spot-welds—a process Gaurav refers to as "bending." Each bend is carefully arranged to ensure structural strength. Gaurav, who grew up in the Detroit suburbs and even spent part of his design career at General Motors, draws pattern inspiration from his childhood: the intricate macramé his mother made; string art Spirograph drawing sets. Tip: we added a glass top for a table with a larger shared surface.