The secret is steam. By making the wood wet, it can then be wrought into curved shapes and patterns. The steaming process also helps to retain the timber’s natural durability, making them a cost-effective choice.
Trent Furniture’s Bentwood chairs come in a range of styles, including simple Slatback and Crossback, as well as the more elaborate Loopback and Fanback styles (available with or without arms). Just add one of Trent’s traditional Victorian cast iron tables to create the perfect partnership.
Starting from just £38.90 plus VAT, you can also customise your Bentwood chairs by choosing lighter or darker shades of wood as well as seat fabrics in a variety of colours and patterns – or even your very own fabric.
Not only do they look great, Bentwood chairs have a backstory. The chair’s distinctive look is based on the designs of German-Austrian cabinetmaker Michael Thornet who first discovered how steam could be used to manipulate wood into curved, graceful shapes.
All of Trent Furniture’s Bentwood chairs come fully assembled and are FIRA tested.
View the full range of Bentwood chairs as well as classic and contemporary furniture at www.trentfurniture.co.uk. Call 0116 2985 852 for more information.