Definition of bentwood in US English:



  • Wood that is artificially shaped for use in making furniture.

    as modifier ‘bentwood chairs’
    • ‘In the main seating area, the chairs are Thonet bentwood classics finished in silver to add sparkle to the ambience.’
    • ‘However, of late I've taken to using a bentwood chair on set, but I am writing my next film so I'll be getting the old chair out again.’
    • ‘No book on American seating furniture, painted fancy chairs, or bentwood construction is complete without an example of his work.’
    • ‘Two bentwood chairs seem to tumble in from the far right of the canvas.’
    • ‘Sprung upholstery, plywood, and bentwood appeared, metal was used structurally for bed-frames (eliminating bed-bugs) and cast-iron outdoor chairs, and arrangements became more informal.’
    • ‘Yet others remained recognizable as dismembered parts of domestic or industrial objects, including the curving back of a wicker loveseat, bundles of chair and table legs, and the back of a bentwood rocker.’
    • ‘Innovations in bentwood truss construction in Nova Scotia shows ways to create strong members using smaller diameter trees.’
    • ‘In the new restaurant, gone are the wooden floors, imitation Tiffany lamps, bentwood chairs, red-and-white striped tablecloths and numerous pieces of turn-of-the - 20th century memorabilia on the walls.’
    • ‘The bentwood chair and area rug are focal points.’
    • ‘The plain-and-simple Ercol chairs that evolved from those 1946 prototypes were delicate things, modern versions of traditional bentwood designs.’
    • ‘I sit on a bentwood chair in a patch of sunlight as if I'm in a single spot, centre of a dim-lit stage, shadow-filled with movement and with portent.’
    • ‘Its curved frame suggests almost a modern reinterpretation of the bentwood chair.’
    • ‘There were bellhops in satin uniforms who operated the lifts, bentwood hatstands that displayed accessories, and make-up counters where you were encouraged to try the make-up on your face.’
    • ‘This pavilion challenged the nationalistic and decorative emphasis of the 1925 Exhibition by including mass-production, for example a table made by a hospital-furniture manufacturer, Maples armchairs and bentwood chair.’
    • ‘Despite the necessary assertion that Gragg was skilled at bentwood construction, the Windsor chairs now attributed to him do not themselves fully support that assertion.’
    • ‘Later, a German designer started using bentwood rods to construct the frames of chairs and other furniture.’
    • ‘The old guy was still up, sitting on his bentwood chair, and gave me a knowing nod as I passed him.’
    • ‘Swivel chairs were also available in bentwood, reed, and wood with leather upholstery.’