Gaurav Nanda is a sculptor, designer, and entrepreneur. Growing up in Michigan, he found himself building, bending, and joining materials to give them new purpose. His early creative impulses included constructing human sculptures from wire, printing t-shirts using his homemade screen-printing machine, and throwing clay pots with vintage-modern composition. After college, Gaurav worked as a sculptor in automobile design. The practice taught him the foundations of shape and line quality. He reveled in the work but entrepreneurship was in his blood. riven by his passions for making functional yet sculptural objects, Gaurav pursued his vision for a new brand, which he called Bend.