In the pantheon of American design, Ward Bennett (1917–2013) holds a unique place. A Modernist at heart, he also had an uncanny knack for imbuing monochromatic schemes and industrial materials with sensuality and elegance. On the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday, PIN–UP pays tribute to Bennett’s multifaceted oeuvre with this short film, staging many of the designer's iconic pieces still in production today, including the Sled Chair, the Landmark Chair, and the I-Beam table.

To accompany the tribute video, PIN–UP also produced WARD BENNETT X PIN–UP, a 16-page print publication that comes as a supplement to PIN–UP 23, Fall Winter 2017/18.

WARD BENNETT X PIN–UP was made possible with the kind support of Herman Miller and Geiger. Special thanks to Elizabeth Beer, Alejandro Ghersi, Sam Grawe, Brian Janusiak, Jenelle Kelsch, Nikki Mirsaeid, and Ben Watson. Concept by Michael Bullock and Felix Burrichter

Directed by Alex Gvojic
Creative Direction by Felix Burrichter
Director of Photography Kazu Okuda
FX Supervision by Zanzie
Music by Arca
Additional vocals by Lauren Devine
Audio Mixing by Nick Weiss
Filmed at Odyssey Studio, NYC