Thank you to the editors of Luxe Magazine for including our company in its "The Mark of the Maker" feature. Read this excerpt from the article here:
"Bernhardt-built: it's a legacy that honors hundreds of beautifully made furnishings crafted over a century. One of the largest family-owned companies in the country, Bernhardt is led today by the fourth generation of Bernhardt's, enabling the firm's rich history to live on through a deeply committed familial leadership. From its earliest days, furniture making has been an artisanal skill, passed down from generation to generation. Bernhardt honors the origins of the craft — as do its employees.
"Over the 127 years we've been in business, generations of artisans have passed their expertise on to the next, while incorporating new technologies and innovative ways of making furniture," shares Alex Bernhardt, Jr., Bernhardt's CEO and president.
"The creativity, ingenuity and dedication of countless fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and husbands and wives form the bedrock of our company."
Founded in 1889 by John Mathias Bernhardt, Alex Bernhardt, Jr.'s great grandfather, Bernhardt was born upon the tenets of high-caliber materials, craftsmanship and people.
"Leveraging the region's natural resources and local woodworking skills to strengthen the local economy, he [John] opened his factory with vast ambitions and 25 employees. Our original guiding principle was quality craftsmanship in all our products and a responsibility and partnership with the people of our community."
Alex explains Bernhardt's case goods and upholstery are cherished and coveted globally, showcasing thoughtful originality and meticulous execution they can found adorning the interiors of posh five-star hotels, private residences and revered public institutions. "Our hope is that when someone looks at a piece of furniture, they will know it is Bernhardt by its style," he says.