Bernhardt Design + Plank is a long-term partnership between two design focused family owned companies, one in America, the other in Italy, each with an aesthetic and heritage all their own. They share common values in the most important areas: the pursuit of quality, a deep appreciation for the value of design, and a commitment to innovation. Both brands have adapted to an ever-changing market through partnerships with the best designers of this era.
Bernhardt Design + Plank is the exclusive distributor for Plank's award-winning products in North America. An extensive Fast Track program offers two-week shipment on a wide array of seating and tables. In addition to products for interior spaces, Bernhardt Design + Plank features a broad collection of outdoor furniture.
Plank is an Italian furniture manufacturer with a passion for the art of industrial production. Consistently innovating since 1953, Plank created a range of timeless and iconic products through the collaboration with leading designers such as Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa and Biagio Cisotti + Sandra Laube. Plank chairs, lounge seating, table systems, stools can be found in contract, residential and public spaces around the world.
Plank products have won numerous prizes and awards, such as the XXII Compasso d’Oro for the MYTO chair and the iF Product Design Award, Gold, for the MIURA stool and are part of the collections of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Design Museum in Munich and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Bernhardt Design was founded in 1980 by the 130-year-old Bernhardt Furniture Company and continues to be a leader and innovator in furniture design and production. During the past 20 years, President Jerry Helling has assembled an extraordinary creative team that has positioned Bernhardt Design as one of the leading international design companies with a roster of talent that includes: Ross Lovegrove (London), Arik Levy (Paris), Jaime Hayon (Valencia), Luca Nichetto (Venice), Yves Béhar (San Francisco), Patrick Jouin (Paris), Fabien Baron (New York), Monica Förster (Stockholm), CuldeSac (Valencia), Mario Bellini (Milan), Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance (Lisbon), Raleigh Denim (Raleigh), Farg & Blanche (Stockholm), Charles Pollock (New York), Claudia and Harry Washington (San Salvador), Anabela Chan (London), Océane Delain (Paris), Joe Gebbia (San Francisco), Tift Merritt (Raleigh), and Terry Crews (Los Angeles).