Reimagining American Furniture Classics
When Lenoir, North Carolina’s Bernhardt Furniture Company began preparations for its 125th anniversary, they set out to completely reimagine a variety of classic pieces of American furniture. In order to get a fresh take on American classics, they chose to enlist three European pros to get the job done.
What Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance (French), Ross Lovegrove (Welsh) and Jephson Robb (Scottish) came up with was a Winsdor rocker unlike any you’ve ever seen. The rocker, which uses a variety of old-world and modern techniques to achieve a curvy frame that “merges the glides, armrests, and back into one continuous line is a real winner in terms of design, and you can have your own for a cool $2,900 bucks.
In a world where it’s tough for any artisan or craftsman to come up with a truly unique design, Duchanfour-Lawrence, Lovegrove, and Robb nailed it. Here’s to a job well done!
Read more on the Bernhardt Furniture Company’s reimagining of the classic American Windsor at the New York Times.