Furniture as Modern Art

Geometrics, Abstracts, and Reflective Shiny Surfaces

Forget about following a trend.  Today’s shopper has the freedom, confidence, and desire to express her true and unique decorative spirit. This season, Bernhardt introduces a variety of fresh new looks, each with a totally different feeling, to encourage and empower personal expression.

Say hello to furniture as modern art sculpture—geometric forms jazzed up by unexpected pairings, abstract art patterns, and reflective metal surfaces that create a flickering light show.

“These are pieces with personality,” says Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development. “Each piece is simple and classic in structure, and artful in expression. We think they reflect an evolving and powerful personal style.”

Featured Pieces:
Vignette 1 ~

Silvain Chair N3702. Maximal minimal. Asymmetric cut-out arm is wrapped in German Silver with a softly glowing surface. Shown  in a graphite colored, horizontally stitched, plain weave. From the  Bernhardt Interiors collection. Available in other fabrics and COM. W24-1/2 D33 H33 in.

Chilton Etagere 369-128. A little restraint. A simple composition with interesting juxtaposition. Angular columns, graduating in size. Rustic flat cut white oak solids and veneers in a translucent Rustic Gray finish, play against a White Plaster wood finish on the four inset shelves. One drawer in lower section. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. W34 D19-1/4 H78 in.

Vignette 2 ~

Sasha Chair N1113SL. Flickering light. An organic Neo-Nouveau floral pattern is hand-carved in wood and then hand-clad in glimmer-ing German silver on this classic barrelback swivel chair. Shown in a heather gray nubuck leather. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. Available in other leathers, fabrics, and COM. W29 D34 H34 in.

Leigh Cocktail Table 369-023. Power play. There’s a paradox at work here. The gentleness of a matte wood surface—flat cut white oak in a trans-lucent Rustic Gray finish—plays against forceful metal cross sections in a Tarnished Nickel finish. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. W46 D46 H17 in.

Linwood Sofa N1107. Sultry simple. Classic three-over-three sofa with slender cap arm. Sculpted wood base with a timeworn patina. Shown in a plain bodycloth, accent pillows in faux mink and a modern interweave.  A soft and highly tactile palette of heather gray, taupe, sea salt, dove gray. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. Available in other fabrics and COM. W92 D391/2 H34in.

Ellesmere Display Cabinet 369-360. Unconventional. Minimal metal doors in a Tarnished Nickel finish. Maple wood case, exterior and interior  in a White Plaster finish. Touch latches. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. W50 D19 H82 in.

Acton Round End Table 369-108. Touch of whimsy. Cast aluminum frame with a leg textured like notched bark. Inset tempered glass top. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. Dia24 H26 in.

Silos ~

Barcelona Armoire 366-142. Dramatic, cutting-edge style. This cabinet is hand-clad in German silver—with an irregular incised radiating pattern on the door faces, and a smooth surface on door backs and case exterior. The interior of the case is wood finished in gloss white paint. Inside fittings: hanging rod and bracket, two adjustable shelves, one fixed shelf, two drawers, covered grommet. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. W48 18 H84 in.

Gage Chair N1202. Fashion + Technology. Soft elements (soft gray wood and fabric colorations, silky wood finish, plush seating) converge with cutting-edge techno elements (polished stainless steel bracket leg, bright steel inline, cubed shape). This is a strong gender-free look firmly focused on both comfort/ease and style. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. Available in other fabrics and COM. W32 D35 H29 in.

Tyra Round Cocktail Table 369-013. Abstract composition. Intersecting lines and rectangles of corrugated metal slabs. Inset glass top. From the Bernhardt Interiors collection. Dia40 H18 in.

Styles introduced today will be available to consumers Fall 2016.