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Bernhardt

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While many great American furniture brands have come and gone, Bernhardt continues to thrive in its space. Spanning more than 130 years and four generations of family leadership, the company maintains an enduring presence in the modern era. It is a global manufacturer of furniture and home accessories and has garnered widespread acclaim for its signature high-quality craftsmanship. Today Bernhardt lounge chairs, coffee tables and dressers are reliable mainstays in living rooms, bedrooms, offices, school campuses and hospitality properties all over the world.

The company was founded in 1889 by John Bernhardt, a veteran of the sawmill trade who intended to produce durable furniture made of wood from the white oak trees that grew in his native North Carolina. Bernhardt quickly earned a reputation for his exceptionally strong, sturdy, striking pieces and eventually gained competitors in the likes of Broyhill and Kent-Coffey, two Lenoir companies that were established in the early 1900s. Bernhardt created fruitful relationships for distributing his furniture all over the country, and as the business gained steam, the company was able to survive the trials and tribulations of World War I and the Great Depression.

While World War II yielded labor and material shortages, demand for furniture took shape in the postwar years as new homeowners looked to furnish their spaces. Expansion followed for Bernhardt, and in 1958, the company added upholstered furniture to its growing catalog. As often as you can find boxy club chairs in Bernhardt’s inventory that are inspired by iconic designs by Le Corbusier or Milo Baughman, the brand has introduced reproductions of furnishings in period styles such as Chippendale, Hollywood Regency and chinoiserie

Bernhardt continued to expand over time and, in 1981, added the Bernhardt Design division, which focuses on furnishing offices and public spaces. It entered the new millennium by announcing a licensed furniture partnership with Martha Stewart in 2001. Bernhardt and Stewart have since collaborated on several additional collections. In 2008 and 2009, the company launched two more divisions: Bernhardt Interiors for customizable and high-design furniture and Bernhardt Hospitality to cater to the needs of the hospitality market.

Bernhardt has garnered many prestigious awards over its long history, including multiple Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards from the American Society of Furniture Designers. The company is also a leader in sustainable manufacturing and works with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council.

In 2019, Bernhardt introduced the Bernhardt Exteriors division for high-quality and innovative outdoor furniture. Today, the company operates eight manufacturing facilities and continues to be a leader and trendsetter in the growing worldwide oak furniture market.

On 1stDibs, find Bernhardt seating, tables, case pieces and more.

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Pair of Art Deco Style Bernhardt Commode Chests or Nightstands
By Bernhardt
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome pair of rich mahogany veneered commodes, chest of drawers, or nightstands made by Bernhardt. The three drawer chests feature parchment style leather wrapped fronts with nick...
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20th Century Art Deco Bernhardt

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Tan Leather & Brushed Nickel Lounge Chairs by Fabien Baron -Bernhardt 4 Avail
By Bernhardt Design, Bernhardt
Located in Hudson, NY
Simply stunning 'B3' Lounge Chair designed by Fabien Baron for Bernhardt. Bernhardt has upped it game with this stunning design. These chairs were custom made with a butter soft tann...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Bernhardt

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Giacometti Inspired Black Hammered Cast Iron Console Table
By Bernhardt
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic mid-century modern style cast iron console table featuring a black ebonized hammered cast iron finish by Bernhardt. The table is a solid construction finish without seams. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Bernhardt

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Modern Bernhardt Waterfall Coffee Table
By Bernhardt
Located in Miami, FL
Modern Bernhardt waterfall coffee table wrapped with beautiful leather parchment finish and chrome detailing on the bottom of the base.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Bernhardt

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Vintage Green Lacquer Queen Ann Buffet Bernhardt
By Bernhardt
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Unique Green buffet by Bernhardt. Green stain with high gloss lacquer finish. Brass hardware. Fantastic cabriole legs with beaded accent. Large piece with ample storage. Curbside t...
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20th Century American Queen Anne Bernhardt

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Brass

Bernhardt Flair Mid Century Rosewood and Chrome 3 Piece Credenza Set
By Bernhardt
Located in Countryside, IL
Bernhardt Flair Mid Century Rosewood and Chrome 3 Piece Credenza Set Each piece of the ensemble measures: 40 wide x 20.5 deep x 29 high The combined width of the ensemble is 120" wi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bernhardt

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Contemporary Bernhardt “Linea” Chest of Drawers - a Pair
By Bernhardt
Located in west palm beach, FL
Embrace timeless elegance with this pair of vintage contemporary Bernhardt 'Linea' chest of drawers. American craftsmanship meets modern design, offering both functionality and style...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bernhardt

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Metal

Walnut Laine Counter Stool by Defne Koz for Bernhardt Design
By Defne Koz, Bernhardt
Located in Miami, FL
Laine Counter Stool by Defne Koz for Bernhardt Design, Walnut and Stainless Steel. Price is for one, four in total available. In the pictures stools may seem to be different height’s...
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2010s American Modern Bernhardt

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Stainless Steel

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Bernhardt furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Bernhardt furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Bernhardt furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Bernhardt were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Steelcase, Lawrence Peabody, and Kipp Stewart. Prices for Bernhardt furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $595 and can go as high as $16,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,800.
Questions About Bernhardt
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Where Bernhardt furniture is made varies. Around 90% of the American company's furniture comes from its own factories located in North Carolina. Select casegoods originate from workshops in Vietnam, the Philippines, Mexico, India and China. Shop a range of Bernhardt furniture from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, Bernhardt is a luxury brand. With more than 130 years and four generations of family leadership, Bernhardt maintains an enduring quality in its furniture. The company was founded in 1889 by John Bernhardt, a veteran of the sawmill trade who intended to produce durable furniture made of wood from the white oak trees that grew in his native North Carolina. Bernhardt quickly earned a reputation for his exceptionally strong, sturdy and striking pieces. Today, Bernhardt is a global manufacturer of furniture and home accessories and has garnered widespread acclaim for its signature high-quality craftsmanship. On 1stDibs, shop a wide range of Bernhardt furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Whether Bernhardt furniture is solid wood or not varies from piece to piece. The furniture maker does use solid hardwoods to produce the frames of some of its upholstered goods and instead employs plywood and engineered wood for frame construction. Many of Bernhardt's other furnishings feature wood veneers rather than solid wood. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Bernhardt furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Bernhardt uses engineered, multi-ply hardwood plywood as well as various solid hardwoods like teak. The brand is known for employing unique decorative materials like bone inlay, German silver, gypsum and white onyx. On 1stDibs, find Bernhardt furniture from some of the world's top sellers.

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