A Stunning Italian
Bringing new life to modern home interiors, today Bernhardt introduces Villa Medici, a collection built upon the rich drama and emotion of classical Italian design.
Within the 50-piece whole home collection, life pulsates everywhere. Objects come alive with fanciful flourishes, light-catching gilded surfaces, and deep highly-tactile fine wood finishes.
“Villa Medici is built on the idea of the bella casa, beautiful house, that’s been proven in the world of international interiors,” says Ron Fiore, Bernhardt creative director. “We’re bringing that classic Italian beauty, and the grand gesture, back into the modern home vernacular.”
“Today we’re seeing, as we have not in a while, the need to enhance one’s life and home with beauty and a return to the classical decorative arts,” Fiore says. “This collection is a modern expression of the wonder and vibrance of life, with provenance in the Italian Renaissance—pinnacle of human artistic expression.”
355-132 Villa Medici Buffet. Once upon a time. Rediscovery of classical, and neoclassical, beauty. A serpentine buffet built in plantation mahogany solids and veneers, with a Warm Chestnut finish and Gold tipping. Fancyface mahogany top enhanced with a black inline and primavera inlay. Hefty, carved, medallion pulls in antiqued brass. Three doors. The outer doors open to shelving. The center door opens to four drawers outfitted for serving, including wrapped padding and silverware insert. W88 D21 H38 in.
355-556 Villa Medici Arm Chair. Classical flourish. Ribbon and cabriole scrolling. Hand-carved in plantation mahogany, with a Warm Chestnut finish and Gold tipping. W26-7/16 D28-5/8 H44 in.
355-222 Villa Medici Dining Table. Warms the heart. A form full of humanity and personality, with origins in the high Renaissance. Hand-carved in plantation mahogany solids and veneers, with a Warm Chestnut finish and Gold tipping. The fancyface mahogany top is also enhanced with a black inline and primavera inlay. W74 D48 H30 in. (expands to 94 or 114 in.)
Bernhardt furniture styles introduced this week will be available to consumers Fall 2014.