The simple, yet elegant design is found around the world and is arguably the best in terms of its structure, sturdiness and beauty. The bentwood chair has stood the test of time and is arguably more popular today than it ever has been before.
The name “Bentwood” is derived from the fact that the wood on the chair has been bent into position. Using a combination of heat and moisture, the wood becomes soft and flexible enough to bend into different shapes. Once it dries out, the wood becomes hardened and keeps it new shape for many years to come.
There are many different types of wood that can be used, although ash and beech are generally the best because they can bend easily and do not crack like other, harder woods tend to do under the process. Today, bentwood chairs are found in millions of homes, businesses and facilities and have never really gone out of style.