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torii chair with wood seat

by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen

torii chair with wood seat

Design Niels Bendtsen
Black stained ash
Made in Italy by Bensen

Torii is a simple yet subtly sophisticated wood chair, defined by its closely spaced back legs, broad seat, and small arched backrest. Its minimal appearance and simple construction hide a surprising amount of comfort and sturdiness, making it suitable for residential use. Not recommended for commercial use.

Torii is the Japanese name for the characteristic wood entrance arches to Shinto shrines in Japan, and translates directly into English as "bird perch". This motif perfectly describes the chairs distinct proportions and traditional joinery, and the sense of harmony and calm inherent in design that is beautifully resolved.

Torii is constructed using traditional and advanced joinery techniques producing a thin and light yet sufficiently strong chair. The finish is an advanced low build water-based polyurethane that gives the wood a natural open-grain appearance, which is smooth to the touch and highly durable. Wood seat Torii chair is only offered in Black stained Ash.

19.5" L | 19.25" d | 29.5" h | seat: 17.5" h

$480.00 + plus shipping
(please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery)
average rating: 5

Niels Bendtsen

Bendtsen gained valuable skills and a respect for hand-built traditions as an apprentice, and was intrigued by new technologies. Between 1963 and 1972, Bendtsen had his own retail store where he sold 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.
The Bensen philosophy balances simplicity and honesty. Designer Niels Bendtsen trained as an apprentice with his father building Scandinavian furniture and gained skills & respect for hand built traditions.

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