Jeffrey Bernett

Jeffrey Bernett

USA (1964)
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With his commitment to function and simplicity – and a singular attention to manufacturing detail – Jeffrey Bernett has won accolades in a range of disciplines, including architecture, interior design, residential and office furniture, lighting, graphic design, transportation design and fashion. His very first furniture collection, presented at the 1996 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, received the Editor’s Award for “Best of Show.”

Bernett initially entered college to pursue a degree in business, then altered his course to undertake studies in furniture design in England. Along the way, he deepened his understanding of mechanics and manufacturing processes. The combination of design, business and manufacturing expertise has contributed to Bernett’s stunning success as a multi-disciplinary consultant. In 2002, he established Consultants for Design Strategy (CDS) in New York.

In addition to Design Within Reach, Bernett has worked with top American furniture companies like Bernhardt and Knoll, as well as European manufacturers of furniture and household products such as B&B Italia, Boffi, Cappellini and Ligne Roset. He consults on custom furnishings and fixtures for projects such as the Michael Kors flagship store in New York and ergonomic passenger seating for Northwest Airlines.

Armed with knowledge gained from his design of comfortable in-flight seating for Northwest Airlines, Bernett developed a streamlined lounge chair for Design Within Reach that reclines with a slight seated push and supports the body in comfort from head to toe. With none of the bulky assertiveness of a traditional reclining armchair, the Flight Recliner (2005) has a contemporary visual lightness suited to today’s homes. It was such a success that Bernett and DWR have continued an ongoing collaboration, introducing the Liege Desk and Parcel Sofa Collection in 2006.

What inspires him? Bernett acknowledges three great passions – sports, speed and problem-solving – all of which require self-determination, focus and discipline. He also draws upon travel to broaden his experience of culture. “Whether it’s for work or private purposes, I visit one place a year where I’ve never been before. I take great pleasure in experiencing the culture of that place and absorbing it.” *

* From Interior Design, “Thinking About Tomorrow” by Sheila Kim, December 1, 2003

Jeffrey Bernett

Camber Armchair, Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$2,980.00 - $3,790.00USD
Camber Armchair, Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$2,980.00 - $3,790.00USD
Camber Armchair, Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$2,120.00 - $3,300.00USD
Camber Armchair, Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
Save 30% on Lama Tweed in Heather
$2,120.00 - $3,300.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Left, Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$6,690.00 - $8,590.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Left, Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$6,690.00 - $8,590.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Left, Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$4,420.00 - $6,790.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Left, Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
$4,420.00 - $6,790.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Right, Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$6,690.00 - $8,590.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Right, Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$6,690.00 - $8,590.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Right, Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$4,420.00 - $6,790.00USD
Camber Compact Sectional, Right, Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
$4,420.00 - $6,790.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Left, Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$8,590.00 - $11,360.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Left, Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$8,590.00 - $11,360.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Left, Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$5,820.00 - $9,290.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Left, Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
$5,820.00 - $9,290.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Right, Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$8,590.00 - $11,360.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Right, Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$8,590.00 - $11,360.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Right, Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$5,820.00 - $9,290.00USD
Camber Full Sectional, Right, Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
$5,820.00 - $9,290.00USD
Camber Sofa 81", Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$4,660.00 - $6,420.00USD
Camber Sofa 81", Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$4,660.00 - $6,420.00USD
Camber Sofa 81", Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$3,370.00 - $5,460.00USD
Camber Sofa 81", Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
$3,370.00 - $5,460.00USD
Camber Sofa 93", Encore Leather, Onyx Legs
$5,290.00 - $6,690.00USD
Camber Sofa 93", Encore Leather, Stainless Legs
$5,290.00 - $6,690.00USD
Camber Sofa 93", Lama Tweed, Onyx Legs
$3,700.00 - $5,990.00USD
Camber Sofa 93", Lama Tweed, Stainless Legs
Save 30% on Lama Tweed in Heather and Oatmeal
$3,700.00 - $5,990.00USD
Flight Recliner in Leather
$2,950.00 - $2,990.00USD
Flight Recliner in Ultrasuede
Flight Recliner, Basket Weave
Save 30% on Textured Stripe in Grey Blue
$2,500.00 - $2,900.00USD
Metropolitan Chair in Fabric
$1,693.00 - $3,895.00USD
Metropolitan Chair in Leather
$2,115.00 - $5,513.00USD
Parallel Bedside Table, Left
$780.00USD
Parallel Cal. King Bed in Leather, Oak
$5,300.00USD
Parallel Cal. King Bed in Leather, Walnut
$5,300.00USD
Parallel Cal. King, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$4,075.00 - $5,525.00USD
Parallel Cal. King, Lama Tweed, Oak
$4,075.00 - $5,525.00USD
Parallel Full Bed in Leather, Oak
$4,400.00USD
Parallel Full Bed in Leather, Walnut
$4,400.00USD
Parallel Full, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$3,150.00 - $4,150.00USD
Parallel Full, Lama Tweed, Oak
$3,150.00 - $4,150.00USD
Parallel King Bed in Leather, Oak
$5,300.00USD
Parallel King Bed in Leather, Walnut
$5,300.00USD
Parallel King, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$4,075.00 - $5,525.00USD $3,910.00 - $5,525.00USD
Parallel King, Lama Tweed, Oak
$4,075.00 - $5,525.00USD $3,910.00 - $5,525.00USD
Parallel Queen Bed in Leather, Oak
$4,675.00USD
Parallel Queen Bed in Leather, Walnut
$4,675.00USD
Parallel Queen, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$3,275.00 - $4,550.00USD $3,272.50 - $4,550.00USD
Parallel Queen, Lama Tweed, Oak
$3,275.00 - $4,550.00USD
Parallel Tall Dresser
$2,480.00USD
Parallel Under-Bed Storage
$785.00USD
Parallel Cantilever Table
$275.00USD
Parallel Wide Cal. King Bed in Leather, Oak
$7,150.00USD
Parallel Wide Cal. King Bed in Leather, Walnut
$7,150.00USD
Parallel Wide Cal. King, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$5,900.00 - $7,350.00USD
Parallel Wide Cal. King, Lama Tweed, Oak
$5,900.00 - $7,350.00USD
Parallel Wide Dresser, Left
$2,980.00USD
Parallel Wide King Bed in Leather, Oak
$7,150.00USD
Parallel Wide King Bed in Leather, Walnut
$7,150.00USD
Parallel Wide King, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$5,900.00 - $7,350.00USD $5,312.50 - $7,350.00USD
Parallel Wide King, Lama Tweed, Oak
$5,900.00 - $7,350.00USD
Parallel Wide Queen Bed in Leather, Oak
$6,450.00USD
Parallel Wide Queen Bed in Leather, Walnut
$6,450.00USD
Parallel Wide Queen, Ducale Wool, Walnut
$5,000.00 - $6,250.00USD $4,632.50 - $6,250.00USD
Parallel Wide Queen, Lama Tweed, Oak
$5,000.00 - $6,250.00USD
Raleigh Armchair in Leather
$4,990.00USD
Raleigh Armchair, Ducale Wool
$2,950.00 - $3,680.00USD
Raleigh Sofa in Leather
$6,790.00USD
Raleigh Sofa, Ducale Wool
$4,190.00 - $4,990.00USD
Raleigh Two Seater, Ducale Wool
$3,990.00 - $4,690.00USD
Raleigh Two-Seater Sofa in Leather
$6,490.00USD
Reid 86" Sofa in Leather
$5,650.00USD
Reid 86" Sofa in Ultrasuede
Reid Armchair in Leather
$3,375.00 - $3,490.00USD
Reid Armchair in Ultrasuede®
Reid Armchair, Basket Weave
$2,430.00 - $2,990.00USD
Reid Corner Sectional in Leather
$14,240.00USD
Reid Corner Sectional, Basket Weave
$10,300.00 - $12,900.00USD
Reid Corner in Leather
$3,740.00USD
Reid Corner, Basket Weave
$2,690.00 - $3,390.00USD
Reid One-Arm Sofa Left, Basket Weave
$3,840.00 - $4,830.00USD
Reid One-Arm Sofa Right, Basket Weave
$3,840.00 - $4,830.00USD
Reid One-Arm Sofa, Left in Leather
$5,250.00USD
Reid Ottoman in Leather
$1,380.00USD
Reid Ottoman in Ultrasuede®
Reid Ottoman, Basket Weave
$1,120.00 - $1,380.00USD
Reid Sectional Chaise Left in Leather
$9,320.00USD
Reid Sectional Chaise Left in Ultrasuede®
Reid Sectional Chaise Left, Basket Weave
$6,650.00 - $8,360.00USD
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