Bend offers a compact square version of Get-Together, an indoor-outdoor dining table with a gleaming opaque glass surface. Under-painted in white (clear glass) or black (smoky glass), the top corresponds to the powder-coated metal base and seats up to 4 persons. A galvanizing treatment developed by Bend founder Gaurav Nanda is applied before the final finish and stands up to weather and wear, making the table more than apropos for good times either indoors or alfresco.
38" h x 34" w x 34" d (96.5x86.4x86.4cm)
Powder-coated metal, glass
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."