ella easy chair

ella easy chair

Design Niels Bendtsen, 2010
Upholstery, metal, aluminum
Made in Holland by Montis

Ella is a compact seat allowing you to adopt all manners of sitting postures easily while properly supported at all times. A notable feature is its buckled dish shape which, together with its geometrically faceted sides gives a truly distinctive look to the armchair. The legs consist of a sled base strip, 4-star or 3-toe swivel. The seat is foam molded entirely from polyurethane and has an especially high degree of durability.

Niels Bendtsen lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. He was educated at institutes in both Copenhagen (Denmark) and Vancouver (Canada). The 'ribbon-chair', designed by Niels, is an exhibit in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Ella can be ordered with a 4-star swivel base in matte black or brushed aluminum or 3-toe swivel base with oak and walnut options. Because of its range of application and small scale, Ella is very useful as an additional seating unit both at home as well as in public spaces.

32.7" w | 27.2" d | 27.6" h | seat: 16.5" h

sled base: $2,071.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-16 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

Niels Bendtsen

Born in Denmark, Niels Bendtsen and his family immigrated to Canada in 1951. In place of a formal design education, he trained as an apprentice for his father, who designed and built Scandinavain furniture. Through working with his father, Bendtsen gained valuable skills and a respect for non-industrial, hand-built traditions, but he was also intrigued by new technologies and ways to satisfy incresing demand. Between 1963 and 1972, Bendtsen had his own retail store where he sold his father's furniture, as well as imported Scandinavian designs. He designed small items for the store, but it wasn't until he was in his early thirties that he truly began designing furniture. Dissatisfied with the quality and limited functionality of the furniture he received from his overseas manufacturers, Bendtsen sold his store, moved to Europe and became a full time designer.
Montis was established in 1974 and quickly focused on modern design with superior seating comfort. The Montis collection stands out with unique color combinations and with their use of various leathers. The company set itself apart from its competitors and achieves high comfort by often applying upholstery to a chair, which was often disregarded in a movement that usually stripped furniture to its essentials. Their techniques came to be regarded as distinctly Dutch.
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