If you ask Niels Bendtsen why his Neo Collection (1998) is just as relevant today as when he first designed it, he'll point out its proportions, which are something he's developed and perfected over time. In the 1960s, Bendtsen was importing Scandinavian furniture, but began designing his own when he couldn't find the quality and aesthetics he wanted. Neo is a culmination of Bendtsen's experiences as an importer and designer. The frame is hand-built and draws on techniques Bendtsen learned from his father, who also designed furniture. The foam seat cushions are sourced from Italy because he hasn't found any others that offer his ideal mix of firm support and comfort. And the removable cushion covers make Neo an easy-to-live-with collection. Bendtsen's work is in the permanent collection of MoMA, and he was honored with the 2006 British Columbia Creative Achievement Award of Distinction. Made in Canada.