Pitch perfect, both literally and figuratively
Enjoy the design choices Ward Bennett made to enhance the comfort of his Bumper Chair—the sweeping form, integral back support, intentionally short seat—all at a pitch ideal for lounging. Bumper Lounge Chairs feature a four-star swivel base with a return-to-center mechanism. Available with standard arms.
Master of reinvention
One of legendary designer Ward Bennett’s best-known designs, his 1964 Bumper Chair was inspired by the tub-shaped, leather-clad swivel chair used by George Washington in his Mount Vernon estate.
The Bumper Lounge Chair is available with standard arms, which follow the gentle sweep of its bucket seat and provide a place to rest your elbows while seated.
Upping the ante for upholstery
Geiger’s skilled team of upholsterers are always up for the challenge of Bumper’s fully upholstered seat, with its generous curves, tight allowances, and minimal seaming. We've curated a selection of our top textiles for you to choose from when specifying your Bumper Chair.
Ward Bennett’s own back problems informed his approach to seating design. As with most of the other chairs and sofas in his oeuvre, his Bumper Chairs feature a comfortable pitch and short seat—both intended to relieve pressure on the sitter’s lower back. “Even as they are sculpture,” Bennett said, “chairs must, first and foremost, support the human frame.”