About the ProductDesigner Cory Grosser has created Alta for Bernhardt Design, a work chair robust enough for corporate offices, but with a refined aesthetic perfect for any home. Wanting to avoid an overwrought technical design, the arm and back are visually highlighted in this chair, while pairing the rest down to essential forms.
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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.