Yumi project is a neat representation of a harmonious bent bow. Floating curves in the air that create physical objects out of a simple gesture is very complex exercise that requires patience and balance between good proportions and technical solutions.
Niels Bendtsen, for his first collaboration with Moroso, has designed a collection made up of a lounge chair, available in large and small versions, a dining chair and a coffee table - based on a very simple principle, but with a sophisticated language. A recurring theme of the collection is the tubular structure which traces the profile of the entire range. In the case of the seats, the four legs and the tubular frame support a padded seat cushion and a wraparound back which can be padded like the seat or woven, designing a special sunray effect.
The Danish-Canadian industriai designer gleaned his education through familial nurture and his own curious nature. Bendtsen’s father, a cabinetmaker, apprenticed with Jacob Kjaer in Copenhagen; Bendtsen in turn, apprenticed with his father at the family shop in North Vancouver, where his respect for precision was formalized.
A cast metal candlestick holder, the first product he created, sparked a lifetime of design and manufacturing. In 1973 Niels returned to his birthplace, Denmamark, and plunged headfirst into design. He freelanced for the likes of Eilersen, IKEA, and Kebe – for whom he created the Ribbon Chair that holds a place in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection – and produced his own pieces under the brand 2B.