About the ProductJust as the curves of the human body flow into one another, the same can be said of the Bardot. The absence of distinct angles and lines permit the exterior and interior to gently merge together, creating a continuous form that allows fabric to conform to its shape, similar to the way a dress fits the body. Inspired by the feminine silhouette, Hayon wanted the sofa to "feel like a fruit, tender to the touch", while at the same time be extremely durable "like combining the lightness and strength of a ballerina." Known for his artistic proclivity, Hayon demonstrates that creativity and practicality are not mutually exclusive. "Many sofas are too big to actually use in city apartments, so I wanted to make one that looked big and felt generous, but would actually work in smaller spaces." Even though it may have a deceivingly compact footprint, the comfortable and functional Bardot retains an impressive elegance regardless of its location. The collection is comprised of sofas, loveseats and chairs. The form-fitted exterior is balanced by a luxurious interior which achieves amazing comfort by combining an advanced spring support system, high density foam, and fiber fill. Hayon chose unique combinations of knitted fabrics to highlight the contours of the piece. The exterior, upholstered in a geometric design, transitions to a soft solid interior of jersey knit or stretch velvet. Wide arrays of colors are available in commercial grade knits, or Bardot may be specified in any Bernhardt textile or the customer?s own material. Je t'aime Bardot takes on a whole new meaning!
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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.