About the ProductJephson Robb's new 'Amri' chair is his very first furniture design and is an exercise in form follows comfort. Once seated in Amri, it's seriously hard to get up again. This invitation to stay seated for a while is rather ironic, given the restless career of this Scottish artist-designer. It has been said, his new 'Amri' chair is incredibly comfortable. That's what I set out to do. To make a comfortable chair. Not to make a design statement. For me, it's comfort. Support and comfort. So, I wanted to design a chair that communicates that so that when you experience it there's no disparity between experience and expectation. That was my brief to myself. Amri is a fully upholstered chair with 4 concealed legs or a swivel base.
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Orphaned at 13, John Bernhardt jumped a box-car to Oregon hoping to become a government surveyor. He returned home three years later to pursue a career as a timber cutter. After buying a sawmill he saw the opportunity to use timber to make solid oak bedroom furniture. Pretty soon folks in Chicago and New York City started buying this furniture for their homes. And so in 1889 the Bernhardt Furniture Company was born in North Carolina. Berhardt’s skill was in leveraging the area’s plentiful supply of beautiful timbers, and local woodworking skills. Never one to do things by halves, he opened his factory with 25 employees.