Tuesday February 7th, Honourable Michaelle Jean speaks of her life and career working as a journalist and broadcaster for the CBC and Radio-Canada and later, as the Governor General of Canada. Inform is proud to be providing the on-stage furnishings for this and several other Unique Lives & Experiences events. Many of the pieces were designed and are manufactured in Vancouver by Bensen. Bensen was established 21 years ago and since it’s inception, has been owned and operated by Niels Bendtsen, a highly regarded designer from Denmark who now calls Vancouver home.
Several of the pieces on-stage (left to right): Torii, Everest, Radius, and Homework
With a strong focus on creating high-quality furniture and maintaining most of it’s production in-house, Bensen continues to grow and offer end-users optimal quality at affordable prices.
“Quality is a funny concept. We tend to think of it as being associated with handcraft. But quality is also about your attitude toward design. Craftsmanship is just as much about how you run the machines that are now necessary for economic viability.”
– Niels Bendtsen
Owner of Inform Interiors and Bensen Manufacturing, Niels Bendtsen has been working with contemporary furniture all his life. In 1963, he opened his first retail store in West Vancouver, Danet Interiors, focusing on well-designed and well-crafted Danish modern furniture. He designed the Ribbon chair, which was accepted into the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York._
My recent visit to Japan has reminded me of how our ideas of living are constantly changing and that we often need to find smarter and more efficient ways of planning our homes.
In this post I will highlight a few tips on how the right furniture choices can maximize a living space. Check back in the following weeks for a few more posts on the topic.
Simplified Living Room Seating
The ultra minimal SLEEPER Sofa by Bensen offers the maximum seating area by removing arms while retaining a high level of comfort. The simple mechanism allows the sofa to turn instantly into a daybed for a quick nap or to accommodate sudden guests. The lack of a large internal bed system keeps the sofa light on its feet.