With the objective of creating a new and affordable design classic with a modern appeal to last future generations, Shane Schneck’s Bernard armchair 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.
Dimensions 77 x 62 x H73 cm – seat height 40 cm
Materials painted solid beech, painted or natural solid oak frame, leather or fabric seat
Bernard Armchair – Oak
Bernard Armchair – Beech
raw canvas / clear lacquered oak
brandy leather / beige grey beech
brandy leather / clear lacquered oak
black leather / hunter green beech
nature leather / clear lacquered oak
green canvas / hunter green beech
black canvas / deep black stained oak
black leather / deep black stained oak
Shane Schneck is an American designer based in Sweden, where he founded his Office for Design studio in Stockholm in 2010. International in attitude and vision, he previously lived and worked in Milan with Piero Lissoni studio.
His work has received international recognition, winning Red Dot, iF and Wallpaper design awards. Its design philosophy is to create simple yet innovative products that challenge industry standards. Its products often contain an element of surprise, or are somehow playful or daring in their design. Perhaps in their color, shape or use of materials.
For HAY, Schneck designed Cap, Dish Drainer, Arrosoir, Tool Box, Analog, Porter, Butler, Bowler and Bernard.