Bentwood is no foreigner to mid-century modern furniture design. An innovative and groundbreaking process when it first arrived on the scene, bentwood is known for its craftsmanship, functionality and of course, its beautiful aesthetic.
Kino Guerin is a master bentwood craftsman whose created a variety of abstract bentwood furnishings. Some of his pieces include tables, shelves and foyer tables. He has displayed his bentwood furniture designs in exhibitions from coast to coast in the United States. His bentwood designs feature no supports or visible hardware.
However, his furniture designs are not made of one single piece of wood. They are comprised of several thin layers glued together meticulously. The wood panels are still needed to be bent, to reach their floor and to create the unique swirling designs his furniture is known for. He describes his furniture designs as having an “airy movement.”
This movement is distinctly visible in the curvature and original shapes his furniture takes. Minimal yet abstract, the new age of bentwood furniture is upon us, from mid-century modern enthusiasts to art collectors alike.