A French Dialogue
Bernhardt captures fashion’s new wave of ultra-refined, brilliant, personal style in the Jet Set collection debuting today. This is a glamorous look with origins in French design of the 1940s and 50s.
For the first time in decades, homeowners are seeking objects of seductive desire and beauty—objects that could have been utilitarian, but instead are decorative, personal, and tributes to a well-appointed life. Some 55 new pieces in the whole home Jet Set collection provide just that sort of allure.
“Paris has always been this center for fashion, art, culture, and food—for the rest of the world. It’s part of the international language,” says Ron Fiore, Bernhardt creative director.
“Jet Set has provenance in classical French design, though reinterpreted,” Fiore says. “It is designed to speak to a particular audience of confident, elegant people—women who freely explore creativity and personal expression in their homes.”
356-112 Jet Set Buffet. This elegant buffet is an object of true luxury and glamour with origins in French design. Four doors quilted in diamond patterned ivory leather are encased in dark ribbon stripe sapele veneers in a rich caviar finish. Gold leaf hardware and base complete the adornment. W36-7/8 D20 H34 in.
245-336G Mirror. Above the bufett are four gold leafed port hole beveled mirrors. Dia. 28 D4-1/2 in.
356-HFR09 Jet Set Upholstered Bed. Softness in grand proportion. Fully upholstered in a satiny greige woven fabric. Lush padded tufting, double-needle stitching, edge welting. Saber foot in Caviar finish. W83-1/2 D 90-1/4 H68 in. King.
356-771/772 Jet Set Round Dining Table. Modern art. Fancyface sapele veneers on the round top. Six-point cage pedestal, and round footed base, are constructed in high-shine brass plate. Dia60 H30 in.
356-511 Jet Set Desk. Hornback embossed leather. Desk cabinetry is wrapped in a hornback patterned embossed leather that is exclusive to Bernhardt. Curved leg base is brass plated metal. One drawer with solid brass jewelry pull. Tempered glass lay-on top. W58-1/8 D24-3/16 H30-1/4 in.
356-242/244G Jet Set Double Pedestal Dining Table. Illuminating, and fierce. The top features fancyface ribbon stripe sapele veneers, with a Caviar finish. The double ribbed pedestals feature a burnished and layered, true Gold Leaf finish. W90 D45 H32 in. (expands to 108 or 126 in.)
Bernhardt furniture styles introduced this week will be available to consumers Fall 2014.