Bernhardt Furniture Company
Products Bernhardt Residential Casegoods
Dining room, bedroom, living room and home office furniture including some of the best-selling collections in the industry, available at mainstream price points in a range of retail outlets.
Bernhardt Residential Upholstery
A full range of stylish mid-priced seating from youthful modern to neo-traditional, in fabric and leather covers, available at mainstream price points in a range of retail outlets.
A whole home neo-traditional collection of eclectic designer looks with a relaxed yet sophisticated aesthetic.
Contract casegoods, seating, and textiles for corporate offices, available through architects and design firms.
Commercial products for hospitality guestrooms, suites, and public spaces.
Bernhardt entered the 21st century grounded in the values that sustained it in the 19th and 20th – yet fully committed to being as fresh, alert, and aggressive as companies of any age. Appropriately, the company welcomed the new millennium by opening yet another domestic factory for its growing fabric and leather business.
This was also a period that brought Bernhardt into the national spotlight when they were selected by Martha Stewart in 2001 to produce a line of licensed furniture – Martha Stewart Furniture™ with Bernhardt, a selection based on Bernhardt’s sound reputation in the trade, and its long history of integrity and quality.
The success of that licensing venture led the Smithsonian Institution to choose Bernhardt in 2006 for the production of its own licensed line – The Smithsonian(r) Collection by Bernhardt…a fitting match of two respected institutions with roots reaching to the 19th century.
The company moved in a new and unexpected direction in 2008 with the debut of Bernhardt Interiors, a substantial neo-traditional collection offering an eclectic mix of upholstery and occasional products with a relaxed yet sophisticated aesthetic.
In 2009, Bernhardt Furniture launched a new division with a separate sales force to supply stocking and custom furniture to the hospitality marketplace. Unveiled at the 2009 Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, Bernhardt Hospitality offers an assortment of products for hospitality guestrooms, suites and public spaces.
Throughout the years, Bernhardt designs have garnered a host of prestigious awards from industry experts and the media. Among the more notable achievements, the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) has recognized the excellence of Bernhardt’s designs with multiple Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards.
Product design is not the only area in which Bernhardt has been recognized. The company has also been an early leader in environmental stewardship with five of their facilities achieving EFEC (Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture) Certification. The company is also developing programs with environmental groups such as SFI, FSC, GREENGUARD, and in support of LEED.
Across the years, this family business still thrives Bernhardt family members continue to be involved in the direction and management of the family business.
The company’s “extended family” also includes more than 1,000 employees who work in Bernhardt factories and offices, as well as the dedicated salespeople who represent Bernhardt in the USA and more than 51 countries. Also included as members of Bernhardt’s furniture family are a host of retailers, designers, architects and decorators who are loyal partners in this enterprise.
Bernhardt’s story is a tale of vision, perseverance, and uncompromising commitment to high standards of doing business.
This story continues today with a focus: to anticipate and satisfy the needs of customers who expect the very best furniture for their home or office.
And today, with ever more appreciation for the changing needs of its consumers, customers and employees, Bernhardt is accomplishing its mission and preparing for even greater success in the decades to come.
Pictured-Commonwealth captures the feel of British Colonial exploration. Mindi wood veneers in a Mink finish are sanded, burnished and waxed to accentuate the natural grain pattern. Crocodile patterned leather and hardware in a patented iron finish add a touch of the exotic to this traditional collection.