About the ProductDesigned to be viewed from every angle, the various perspectives trick the eye into thinking each identical Forest stool is different. Random placement helps achieve an unpredictable yet harmonious arrangement. Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design, states: "The beauty of these barstools is they are so easy to live with because they don't have to be perfectly aligned to look great in a space." When they are grouped, a transformation occurs and the overall effect is unexpected. Helling expounds, "Every stool is the same, but when clustered together, the appearance is like perfectly controlled chaos." The Forest barstool consists of a chrome base with a seat that swivels 360º. The top is available in solid walnut and maple sealed with a hand rubbed natural finish or other standard finishes. Forest stools may also be upholstered in any Bernhardt textile or the customer's own material.
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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.