About the ProductWith the ever-shrinking office in mind, finding an elegant, smaller conference chair to play the supporting role is often more difficult than one would imagine. Bernhardt Design addressed this need with the debut of Joe Doucet's Duet chair. The small-scaled conference chair is Doucet's first contribution to Bernhardt Design. Doucet didn't set out to make a revolutionary statement, but aimed to make a well-crafted chair that becomes a chameleon in its environment. Acknowledging that Duet is "unique because it's not trying to be unique," Doucet is pleased with the subtle qualities which make Duet a flexible and functional chair in an ever-changing workplace. The Duet chair upholstery can be customized in two distinct ways. The first option is sleek and simple, featuring saddle stitching around the perimeter. The other more luxurious option incorporates horizontal quilting on the seat and back. The appearance of the chair can be fundamentally altered by selecting either a flat stainless steel arm or a round tubular arm. The five-point base is available in polished aluminium or black. Joe Doucet shows us that being part of the ensemble can be just as important as having the lead.
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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.
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