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Global Edition by Bernhardt Design and Danerka

American furniture brand Bernhardt Design, in partnership with Danish brand Danerka, will launch a range of 14 chairs by 11 designers in Milan next month, during the furniture fair.

Called Global Edition, the range includes chairs by Ross Lovegrove, Yves Béhar, Shin Azumi and PearsonLloyd. Top image: Orbit by Ross Lovegrove. Above: Coast by PearsonLloyd.

Above: Audio by Chris Adamick

Above: Celon by Lievore Altherr Molina

Above: Fly by Yves Béhar

Above: Go by Ross Lovegrove

Above: Facet by Marc Thorpe

Above: Aro by Lievore Altherr Molina. Press release from Bernhardt Design follows:



Studio Light
Via Stendhal 36, Zona Tortona
16-21 April 2008

Global Edition is the first collection to be launched in the European market by Bernhardt Design in partnership with Danerka.

The 14-piece collection was inspired by the quest to create individual pieces that transcend specific style, category, origin or time period – pieces that have a sense of permanence and quality. Eleven of the most highly respected international architecture and design studios were enlisted to create Global Edition.

Although from different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives, they worked with the same design brief and common goal of creating pieces that are timeless and simple while having a unique memorable quality.

Bernhardt Design and Danerka present Global Edition as a response to the notion that often great design, like great art, is defined by what is left out. It is a story of reduction, of stripping away to the essential.

The 11 designers that have contributed to Global Edition include:
Arik Levy, Paris
Chris Adamick, Los Angeles
Christian Biecher, Paris
CuldeSac, Valencia
Jeffrey Bernett, New York
Lievore Altherr Molina, Barcelona
Marc Thorpe, New York
PearsonLloyd, London
Ross Lovegrove, London
Shin Azumi, London
Yves Béhar, San Francisco

Bernhardt Design was founded in 1980 by the 119-year-old Bernhardt Furniture Company and continues to be a leader and innovator in furniture and design production. During the past 10 years, Creative Director Jerry Helling has assembled an extraordinary creative team that has positioned Bernhardt Design as one of the leading international design companies with an exceptional roster of talent.

Bernhardt Design and Danerka are pleased to announce their partnership in the global market with manufacturing and distribution throughout Europe. For several decades, Bernhardt Design has crossed cultural boundaries by working with European designers to design product for the American market. The recent collaboration with Danerka provides an opportunity for these inventive designs to have an extended reach into Europe.