Ward Bennett

Ward Bennett

Hailed by the American Institute of Architects for "transforming industrial hardware into sublime objects," Ward Bennett was one of the earliest American designers to introduce industrial materials into the home, well before the high-tech look of the 1970s. In 1964, he undertook a collaboration with Brickel Associates, designing furniture and textiles; in 1987, he began working with Geiger directly. A prodigious designer of objects, Bennett also designed for Tiffany and Company, Sasaki and Hermes. His designs are represented in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection as well as in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2004, Geiger re-introduced several iconic Bennett designs, including the Scissor chair, H Frame storage and I Beam table, as the Ward Bennett Business Classics collection.