BARDOT lounge chair
Manufacturer: Bernhardt Design
Designer: Jaime Hayón
Dimensions: H76cm x W81cm x D87cm SH43.2cm/AH57.5cm
Just 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.
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