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Edge focuses on the relationship between the hard structural frame and the soft upholstered cushion. The goal was to create a clear delineation between the two responsibilities, yet at the same time make it clear that they were very united – I didn’t want a cushion “on top of” legs – I wanted a cushion “held within” a structure. To achieve that gesture the upholstered cushion was set within the frame wherever it came into contact with it – from seat to back rest – there is always a space physically removed from the walnut structure so that the cushion is held within it.
Bernhardt Design | Edge

The Edge chair was 1 of 2 contract lounge chairs designed for Bernhardt Design – one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the the US. It was the first time I was given the opportunity and freedom to design modern seating for such a well known and visible client within the furniture world.

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Justin Porcano
Design Consultant San Francisco, CA