Nikolas Bentels Career revolves around reinterpreting everyday items like his Moon Chalk and Scrap Stool collections, to name a few. The latest creation from the New York designer is the Loopy Chair, a bright yellow piece of furniture made using the same manufacturing process as a bicycle rack. Made from a single band of three-inch diameter steel tubing that is bent with a hydraulic pipe bender. Bentel was limited by the type of bend radii a bike rack typically has: 9 inches and 18 inches, which makes the design all the more interesting. By converting an existing manufacturing process, the Loopy Chair does not require the construction of additional machines and takes on a form of sustainability. The Loopy chair has been published as a limited edition of ten. An optional leather sling seat ensures even more comfort.
There is untapped potential everywhere in manufacturing processes. The goal is to one day apply this design method to other usable objects.
– Nikolas Bentel, designer
Bentel starts a series of twelve projects between June and October, roughly every two to three weeks. Starting with the Loopy Chair, the new releases will span the gamut from housewares to clothing, with Bentel reinventing each one with his creative abilities.
To learn more about the Loopy Chair, visit nikolasbentelstudio.com.