Edgy Casual Chic

A Modern Concept: Playing with Space + Transparency


Today Bernhardt introduces a  second direction in modern casual chic—this style is a bit more edgy. These pieces are moving the excitement needle in silhouette and fabrication.

Attention-grabbing silos flirt with positive/negative space and  transparency. The shapes aren’t radical, but they are artful and cool. Materials include translucent snow glass, acrylic, powder coated  metal, bubble glass, and polished stainless steel that is worked into unconventional shapes sometimes calling to mind origami.

“We think these pieces are easy to live with and also very cool  and fashion oriented,” says Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development. “This is a stimulating conceptual style for people  who live with confidence and wit.”

Featured Pieces:
Vignette 1 ~ 

Mystic Settee N4080. Clearly cool acrylic. Rectilinear acrylic settee with shelter arm. Box bench cushion seat is shown in a blended textural plain; available in other fabrics  and COM. Accent pillows shown: two silver blue faux fox fur, one  Copenhagen blue cut velvet, both fabrics exclusive to Bernhardt.  W60 D22-1/2 H31-1/4 in.

Blanca Drawer Chest 372-032. Peek-a-boo and sexy.  Snow glass panels set into polished stainless steel framing. The translucent snow glass continues on sides and top.  W48 D19 H34 in

Candide Round Cocktail Table 372-015. Ribbon-loop mesh. Flat round loops of stainless steel form the see-through base.  Tempered glass top. Dia40 H18-1/4 in.

Silos ~ 

Celeste Drawer Chest 372-116. Intricate pleatings, silver sparkle.  White finish on the wood case, silver leaf finish on cast resin drawer fronts. Three touch-to-open drawers. W46 D19 H36-1/4 in,

Marcel Chair N3813O. Advanced geometry. A playful form composed of metal and air. Inspired by the 1920s De Stijl  movement and Gerrit Rietveld’s Steltman chair. As guests perch here, they become part of an art object. This sculptural chair derives its power and energy from both it’s positive and negative spaces. Powder coated metal with a high gloss dark espresso finish. W25 D24 H31 in.

Edmond Chair N4113L. Elevated aesthetic. Modern armchair with polished stainless steel framing. Seamless tight  upholstery. Shown in a steel blue fine aniline leather; available in other  leathers, fabrics, and COM. W30 D34-1/2 H37-1/2 in.

Anika Drinks Table 372-101. Almost origami. Thick bubble glass top set into 4-prong mounts. Cinched cylinders of polished stainless steel comprise the base. Dia16-1/4 H23-1/2 in.

Styles introduced today will be available to consumers Spring 2017.