La benda

It is a modern armchair created with a unique XIX century technology of bending beech wood under the pressure and steam. LA BENDA fascinates with the subtleness of construction and feasts your eyes with harmony and incredibly gentle form. It seems light as if it was floating in the air. A beech rod, subtly bent in several places, is a characteristic element of the design. It plays a role of a lynchpin for both front legs of the chair and at the same time it supports the rear part of the backrest. The visual opposition – the legs in the back are straight and set firmly on the ground. 

The author’s vision for LA BENDA was inspired by the silhouettes of partners in a dance. We could assume that this contrast between these furniture elements is well presented by a woman. She moves daintily and then trustfully embraces her partner’s shoulders in their tango.

INFINITE
DELICACY OF A BEING

LA BENDA B-2960

beech

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_wys

810

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_szer

540

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_gleb

550

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_SH

470

Paged_ikony_wymiary-KRZESLO_armrest

660

netto weight:
5,6 kg

projekt:
Pedro Salgado

back:
veneer, upholstered

seat:
veneer, upholstered

stacking:
3

VERSATILITY OF CONSTRUCTION

Just like its great predecessors from the turn of the XIX century, LA BENDA was designed as a versatile piece of furniture. The armchair is light, thus easy to move and rearrange. It is also resistant to mechanical damage with its reinforced back and bottom designs.
LA BENDA fits perfectly into most interiors because of a small number of elements. Furthermore, it does not dominate in furniture compositions, subtly completing the designer’s idea.

PEDRO SALGADO

Designer from Portugal. He is 27 years old. He graduated from ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design) in Porto. He initiated his carrier working with some of the most prestigious contemporary designers. He believes in a wide range of possibilities that the tool of design allows.
He is involved in four different business areas, one of them design, where he presently collaborates with universities and national and international brands. More recently, he is preparing to launch his own brand of furniture.

PEDRO SALGADO

LA BENDA, the name through its feminine sound fits perfectly to a chair that was created to easily adapt to the body, and that is also easy to slide, move and stack.”