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DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

2012 NIELS BENDTSEN

 

Recess = a period of time when formal proceedings are temporarily suspended.
Never was a sofa more aptly named than ‘Recess’—the perfect sofa on which
to take a break. Watch your family and friends sit down. They will sigh.
Guaranteed. Designer Niels Bendtsen opted for an interesting juxtaposition of
plump, comfortable cushions, confined by a sleek, geometric body on slender,
steel legs: classic meets contemporary.

Niels Bendtsen

‘Quality is a funny concept. We tend to think of it as being associated with handcraft. But quality is also about your attitude to design’, according to Danish-born and Canadian-bred designer Niels Bendtsen. At the tender young age of just 20, he opened his first retail store, Danet Interiors, and in 1981 founded Bensen, Niels’ own manufacturing line, creating high-quality furniture that is both elegant and affordable. Bendtsen strives to design pieces that are intelligent: a harmony of design, manufacturing, and function that can and will adapt because of its timeless appeal. This is precisely why his long-standing relationship with Linteloo has been such a success. ‘Linteloo embodies the cosy and joyful lifestyle of Jan and his partner Lars. Their furniture gives everyone a chance to experience their vision. With that thought in mind, I design pieces for their home, which means they are for everyone’s home. I am pushing the boundaries to combine the strong lines I love so much with the utmost comfort.’