NEW CLASSICS SEATING STYLES, BOLD ETHNIC TEXTILE ACCENTS, AND SCRUBBED WOOD OCCASIONALS – COMING TOGETHER TO FURNISH A VIBRANT NEW WORLD
April 2, 2011 – LENOIR, NC –The creme de la creme of polished, structured, fresh traditional style rises to the top this Spring in Bernhardt's new classic seating introductions.
Some 36 skus of crisply tailored, refined prep styles in covers of adaptable, neutral-colored fabrics and leathers debut today. Like simple separates, these tailored traditionalist styles are enlivened with bold and interesting accents.
An unconventional mix of worldly textiles inspired by the American West, ancient Uzbekistan, and vintage ethnic folkarts in-between, are applied to decorative pillows, complementary chairs, and ottomans. This combination of global cultural patterns, textures, and colors announces a bolder, brighter, laid-back, happy style of modern living.
Added to the lively mix are 45 pieces of new occasional furniture that feature artisanal organic materials such as scrubbed woods, reclaimed wormy pine, silky zinc, delicate marble parquetry, metal marquetry (ebeniste) and aniline leather wraps.
Bedford Sofa B1367 - A classic rolled and flared arm sofa in feedsack linen enlivened with a collage of pillow fabrics including a nubby tribal stripe woven, an ebony colored wool blend, and a big bold Ikat patterned woven with chenille accent in cream and paprika red. W95.5 D41 H35.5 in.
Hawthorne Ottoman B3001 - Shown in a flat tapestry woven inspired by an ancient tribal Kilim pattern. The cushy form adds a bit of softness, texture, and an homage to handwoven folkart to any living space. W40 D40 H17 in.
Andover Sofa 4367L - Leather and hides have an edge right now, especially Old West vintage inspired leathers. This 8-way hand tied sofa is a showplace for an oily pullup aniline leather, finest in the marketplace. A thoughtful mix of pillows in red rock, sunset, and bark colors. Patterns and constructions include a trendy plaid, high-touch tweed, and embossed leather suggesting antiquity. W101.5 D45 H35 in.
Spence Chair 4672L - Easy to live with, nonchalant, and cool. This modern gentleman's club sits deep – for comfortable lounging in a smaller footprint. Waxy aniline leather. Back cushion with tooled embossing in a large-scale arabesque pattern. W32.5 D35 H35 in.
AMONG 11 NEW OCCASIONAL GROUPS DEBUTING TODAY IS THIS FEATURED PIECE:
Morgan Cocktail Table 491-021– Reclaimed wormy pine plank top, industrial metal frame with X sides. So simple and super durable – great for contemporary settings or with comfy leather sofas. W54 D26 H18 in. Also available: media console and end table.
Bernhardt upholstered seating and occasional furniture being introduced today will be available to consumers in Fall 2011.
The Bernhardt family has been crafting fine furniture since 1889. Located in Western North Carolina, the company produces a broad line of upholstered furniture in both contemporary and traditional styles, as well as quality wood furniture for the dining room, bedroom, living room and home office – all at unmatched value in the marketplace.