Variations on Black

Neo Noir: A Modern & Powerful Approach to Interiors

A new and modern approach to interiors, grounded in edgy variations of black, is introduced today at Bernhardt. These new pieces and combinations are studies in light, color  and atmosphere—a hip, dark, romantic atmosphere.

Forms are technical, architectural, polished and streamlined. The colors are uniformly black-on-black or black-on-brown with interesting surfaces— weavings, pleatings, embossings, brushstroke-like exotic veneers. Some pieces boast just the tinest bit of sparkle in the form of razor slim silver pulls, tiny acrylic knobs and the like. Others blaze with  mirror-polished stainless steel columns or cutaways..

“We think these pieces have the sensibility of some-thing simple, sexy, and sophisticated,” says Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development. “This is a more reductionist approach, more polished, more minimal. It’s a kind of simple and dark opulence that just feels right in this moment.”

Featured Pieces:
Vignette 1 ~

Shawn Chair N1612L. Dark shearling + bright shine. Leather sling back,  canister arm/leg in mirror-polished stainless steel. The deep cushioned seat and back is shown in dark brown New Zealand lambskin shearling—super-soft, natural, long lasting and a pleasure to own. W29 D34 H32-1/2 in. Sling back available in any leather; seat and armcap available in leather, fabric, and COM.

Morrison Square Cocktail Table 366-011. Hipster haute. Crafted in  exotic engineered stacked and sliced hardwood veneer. Finished in clear  lacquer to bring out the natural richness of the grain, polished to a satin finish. Applied in a fancyface pattern on the top surface. Plinth base of mirror- polished stainless steel. W46 D46 H16-1/2 in.

Bridges Sofa N1277L. Bond. James Bond. Substantial and sleek track arm in exotic engineered wood with a dramatic ebony effect. Mirror-polished stain-less steel foot. Shown upholstered in a dark brown fine aniline leather, dry and waxy with a silky hand. W91-1/2 D38 H33 in. Available in fabric, leather, and COM.

Genevra End Table 366-125/125S. Minimalist sculpture + midnight sky. Laser-cut and layered mirror-polished stainless steel drum. Black Star polished stone top. Dia25 H26 in.

Ira Chair N6812L. Calm, quiet, strong and sexy. Minimal sculptured shape covered in a black brown alligator-embossed leather. Tight and deep seat cush-ion, shown in a velvety matte. W301/2 D35-1/2 H35 in. Available in any combination of fabric and leather; or in all fabric, all leather, and COM.

Vignette 2 ~

Oneida Oval Drawer Chest 362-032. Almost goth. This chest is fully wrapped in black leather with crocodile embossing. Slender hardware pulls suggest bar stud earrings: leather wrapped with bright nickel-plated brass ends. Four drawers with felt liners. W44 D21-3/4 H32 in.

Percival Arm Chair 366-568. Edgy and cool. A classic oval back armchair worked up in mirror-polished stainless steel. Shown upholstered in a smokey eye gray microfiber. W23-1/4 D25-1/4 H39-3/4 in.  Available in fabric and COM.

Silos ~
Hartwell Drawer Chest 366-119. Dark romanticism. Razor-slim leather-wrapped squared barpulls run up the front of the case of dark exotic engineered wood veneers. Very sexy. W54-1/2 D19 H44 in.

Genevra End Table 366-125/125S. See description above.

Ira Chair N6812L. See description above.

Styles introduced today will be available to consumers Spring 2016.