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torii stool

by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen

torii stool

Design Niels Bendtsen
Ash, oak or walnut, upholstery
Made in Italy by Bensen

The Torii stool is an addition of the Torii chair collection, available in Bar and Counter height. Like the chair, the design is simple yet sophisticated and defined by its characteristic arched backrest. Its minimal appearance and simple construction hide a surprising amount of comfort and sturdiness.

The name Torii comes from the characteristic wood entrance arches of Shinto shrines in Japan, which translates into English as "bird perch". This motif perfectly describes the stools distinct proportions and traditional joinery, and the sense of harmony and calm inherent in design that is beautifully resolved.

Torii is constructed using traditional exposed mortise and tenon joinery for the legs which is strong and expresses the honest intent of the design. The arched back rest is cleverly joined to each back leg ensuring the critical joint will not fail or crack, while keeping the material thin and light. 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 durable. A solid aluminum foot rail protects the wood frame. Torii stool is available in two heights in your choice of White Oak, Black stained Ash, and Walnut, with leather or fabric upholstered seat.

The Torii Collection is available in additional seat upholstery options, please contact Hive for assistance ordering options not shown online.

counter stool: 20.5" w | 18.5" d | 35.5" h | seat: 25" h | foot rail: 8.25" h
bar stool: 20.5" w | 18.5" d | 40.25" h | seat: 31" h | foot rail: 13.25" h

$910.00 + plus shipping
(please allow 20-24 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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