About the ProductScottish artist Jephson Robb challenges the notion that beautiful objects cannot be practical with his Quiet collection. Conceived as a series of work and occasional tables where subtle details elevate the typical pedestal table to both sculpture and functional object. With pared back silhouettes and rich materials like American walnut and brushed stainless steel, Quiet exudes sophisticated minimalism. The deep beveled solid wood edge makes each table appear wafer-thin while still being quite substantial. An almost imperceptible polished ring adorns the stem, an unexpected piece of jewelry artfully reflecting light. The brushed base is slightly raised to cast a gentle shadow, suggesting depth and stability. However, though the Quiet form is demure, it is also a practical work table. Designed to be pulled up close and moved around, Quiet tables support both conversations and laptops. Under the table surface, you find a continuous carved pull channel to help easily move the tables as needed. The flat base rests atop a custom glide plate designed so Quiet can travel easily across most floors. Quiet tables are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials. Work tables come as either 18 inch tall side tables or 23 inch tall laptop tables. Tops may be ordered in two round sizes, two square sizes, or as an oval or rectangle, and in walnut, maple or oak veneer or glacier white Corian. Accompanying coffee tables are also available.
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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.