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Bernhardt Design
  • Features

    • Solid walnut
    • Natural oiled finish
  • Dimensions

    • Width: 699 mm
    • Height: 705 mm
    • Seat Height: 381 mm
    • Depth: 745 mm
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  • About the Product

    Loft is a solid walnut lounge chair with broad planar surfaces extending and merging into lean sinewed arms. The complex joinery is seamlessly fused, showcasing the character and structural quality of the walnut. In the profile view, Loft resembles a tilted martini glass. Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Award in 2011, Loft is a hand-sculpted lounge chair of solid walnut, a bridge between new and old. Loft was designed in a studio course at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where modern design technologies are combined with more traditional techniques. The Loft chair is hand carved from walnut using laser scanning to reproduce the design. Loft is composed of 23 pieces of wood and 11 different components which create geometrical lines, giving the modern and sleek shape, balanced with the use of the more traditional walnut. Experimentation and tradition are, therefore, the two elements that Shelly Shelly has blended seamlessly.
  • 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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  • Environmental Performance

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  • The Designer