Bensen is a design and manufacturing group founded in 1981 by Niels Bendtsen. Along with his staff, Bendtsen designs and oversees production of an extensive line of furnishings. Niels Bendtsen has been immersed in design and craftsmanship his entire life. From a young age, he worked with his father to produce Scandinavian-influenced furniture, and then went on to study, instruct, and finally design pieces of his own. One of his early designs, the Ribbon Chair (1975), sits in the permanent collection at the MoMA.