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Lively & Bright
The New Modernism: Lighter, Cleaner, Ultra Sparkly
Today, Bernhardt introduces the look of a new era. The brighter, lighter, more contemporary aesthetic upholds and pushes forward many ideals of modernism: the utopian potential of modern living, technical innovation, simply and boldly formed designs, bold patterns with abstract qualities, and lots of metallic shine.
What really steals the show is the energetic 45-piece Soho Luxe collection. It’s a case of opposites attracting—cool mirror with warm brass, honeyed burl with bright bling, saucy coral with demure ivory or colorless acrylic. These razzle dazzle numbers burst with energy, luxury, and beauty.
“These pieces will literally brighten your day,” says Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development. “They’re swank, luxe and high style, but with a more refined sensibility and a kind of optimism or lightness of touch.”
Vignette 1 ~
Soho Luxe Dining Table 368-774/775. Lighter, brighter, cleaner. Dark Caramel toned white ash burl, laid in a block pattern on the round top. Designer “belt buckle” mounts on the shaped stainless steel base.
Dia60 H30 in.
Soho Luxe Arm Chair 368-548. Forward movement. A curved and shaped frame creates intimacy. Outlines and Greek key motifs in bright nickel nailheads. Exposed wood leg in Dark Caramel finish.
W23-1/2 D27-1/2 H39-5/8 in.
Soho Luxe Upholstered Wing Bed 368-HFR36. Simple and powerful. What people want today: upholstered beds. This modern wing bed is slightly curved and angled to envelope the sleeper. Square buttonless tufting on headboard and footboard.
W83 D99-3/8 H63-5/8in. King size.
Vignette 2 ~
Courtney Chair B1092. Simple geometrics with a touch of bling. Overscale geometric drawing of antique brass nailheads. Shown in a soft oatmeal woven bodycloth. Flanged accent pillow in cut velvet. W39 D37 H32-1/2 in. Available in other fabrics.
Soho Luxe Sideboard 368-131. Warm + cool, contemporary + retro. Laser-cut brass metal fretwork over inset mirrored glass. Five-square motif inspired by Ming dynasty window screens. Metal framing. Behind left and center doors: Two drawers with hand-pull cutouts, one silver-ware insert. one wrapped pad; one fully removable shelf with attached partition. Behind right door: Two adjustable/removable shelves, back ventilation and grommet. W80-1/4 D18 H35 in.
Soho Luxe Mirror 368-325. Lots of shine. Open frame of brass plated metal. Geometric shape derived from a Ming dynasty window screen motif. W36-7/8 D1-1/2 H42 in. This mirror is also available in polished stainless steel (368-324).
Soho Luxe Buffet 368-134. Energy, luxury, beauty. Polished stainless steel outlines glow around a field of Dark Caramel ash burl laid in block patterns. Custom overscale pull in a Ming motif, solid brass with a bright silver finish. W68 D20 H36-1/8 in.
Soho Luxe Barstool 368-582. Light and playful. Premium acrylic leg, polished stainless steel seat frame and footrest. Upholstered slip seat shown in a tangerine, gold, and ivory chain-link patterned woven. W17-1/4 D17-1/4 H29-1/4 in.
Luxe Chair B3602. Playful, fullout metallics. Superscale Ming motif in mirror-polished stainless steel. Floating seat and back, shown upholstered in a neutral matte woven. W29 D34 H33-1/2 in. Available in other fabrics.
Styles introduced today will be available to consumers Spring 2016.