With the objective of creating a new and affordable design classic with a modern appeal to last future generations, Shane Schneck’s Bernard explores the easy-chair genre within a contemporary context. The juxtaposition of a solid-wood frame with a visually light cover creates a unique relationship between the two components, resulting in a comfortable and durable chair with a distinctive design language. The frame is crafted in solid oak or beech with different finishes, and the slip-on cover is available in leather or industrial-strength marine canvas.
Shane Schneck is an American designer based in Sweden, from where he founded his Office for Design studio. His design philosophy is to be innovative and simple, whilst challenging the norm. The works he produce are often injected with an element of surprise, be it in terms of colour, texture or structure - making them lively additions to any space they inhabit. His expertise is recognised by his earning of international awards including Red Dot, iF and Wallpaper design awards.