In the chromatic world of Bend Goods, functionality doesn’t come at the expense of whimsy. Take the Lucy Chair, one of the brand’s earliest offerings. With its big personality, asymmetric triangle pattern on the back, and vibrant hues—orange, gold, peacock blue—it upended staid notions of outdoor furniture when it arrived onto the scene to the point where it became an instant classic and equally popular in interior spaces. Ten years on, it’s as influential as ever.
Inspired by 1950s-era wire furniture, Bend Goods embodies the spirit of California’s indoor-outdoor character. Simple, versatile, and “built like a buffalo,” the brand’s chairs, tables, and accessories are casual and playful, yet possess enough sophistication to elevate the aesthetic of a high-end cocktail bar. They’re also museum-worthy: The Neon Lucy chair, along with the Electric Blue Cloud bench, recently caught the eye of Bobbye Tigerman, curator for the Decorative Arts and Design collection at LACMA, who acquired both pieces for the permanent collection once the cultural institution completes its renovation.