Ward Bennett’s contribution to chair design was well known to designers of luxury interiors in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Bennett designed more than 150 chairs, many of which have become classics. Simplicity and comfort were always his goals.
Bennett was born in New York and wore many hats throughout the twentieth century, including window dresser, clothing designer, ceramicist, and interior designer.
Bennett began to make a name for himself as an interior designer in the mid-1940s, employing a minimalist style, a monochromatic palette and luxurious accents, such as rich leathers and furs. He was one of the earliest American designers to use industrial materials in the home and pioneered the conversation pit.
His designs are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, as well as in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
We love our Ward Bennett Scissor Chair. Come by the shop to check out Bennett’s clean and modern design.