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Bernhardt Design
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    • Fully upholstered
    • Polished chrome frame
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  • About the Product

    Whether relaxing in the living room at home, catching up on late night emails or brainstorming in the office, Jeffrey Bernett's new furniture collection lets you do it with ease and comfort. The Balance Collection supports the way we live today, where the lines are constantly being blurred between work, home and play. Having already achieved international acclaim working for leading European companies such as B & B Italia and Cappellini, Bernett brings his talent and vision to Bernhardt Design for the American market. The dynamic synergy with Bernett further expands Bernhardt Design's product offering which already includes collaborations with design doyens Ross Lovegrove, Fabien Baron, Tyler Brülé, Christian Biecher, Patrick Norguet and Jhane Barnes. In a world that has grown increasingly complex, the Balance collection offers simplicity of design and flexibility in use. Consisting of chairs, sofas, benches, ottomans, stools and tables, the Balance collection's innovative vocabulary provides ease in altering and re-creating seating areas as needed. Mobility is a key feature, with lightweight frames scaled down to allow for limitless configurations. "Jeffrey is a pioneering designer who lends a fresh, logical sense of style and purpose to his designs," says Bernhardt Design creative director Jerry Helling. "The Balance collection melds function with accessible form that serves any interior beautifully." The result of Bernett's vision and Bernhardt Design's execution is a collection of furniture that is easily arranged to suit the needs of its owner. While seating surfaces are comfortable and supportive, tables maintain an integral extension of cohesion and simplicity. "Keeping the user in mind, we've tried to simplify the collection to a point where it is practical and still provides an exciting design dynamic that works in small settings as well as in largescale contract projects," says Bernett. Balance offers furniture for the full spectrum of life, appropriate for hospitality, office and residential implementation. It may be used as a whole collection or integrated singularly in conjunction with other Bernhardt Design collections.
  • The Brand

    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.

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