About the ProductFormed by complex facets, the polished aluminum legs of the Prisma table support tops offered in maple, cherry, walnut, anigre and laminate. Square, round, and rectangular tables are available in thirty-five sizes ranging from 91.4 cm to 304.8 cm. "Prisma is a project about structural intelligence. There is this juxtaposition of visual instability and structural stability. Depending on where the reflection is, how the light breaks over the foot of a thin leg, and the direction of the faceting, the table visually expresses folding."
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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.