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This typeface takes its name and the overall shape from modern bentwood furniture, namely Scandinavian designs since the 1940s. The curved corners of the letterforms are practically hyperbolic, to convey the tension and strength of the bent plywood. These curves are meant to appear more dynamic than the circular or elliptical segments of traditional sans serif fonts. The letterforms are simplified, without extra corners, stems, connections or hooks, yet remain legible at any size.

The Bentwood™ fonts are available for sale at

Prices start from US$22 for a single font, or US$72 for the basic family of four, or US$108 for all six.

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