A lot of buzz at the October High Point Market came from the debut of the Bernhardt Exteriors outdoor collection.
Making its way to retail showrooms this spring are sofas, sectionals, swivel chairs, dining tables, dining chairs, and accent tables for the patio, terrace, or deck.
“The whole collection was inspired by interiors, so it really does have a different look for outdoor furniture,” says Carrie McColgan of Seville Home (Leawood), the exclusive retailer of the new collection in the Kansas City area. “The pieces are sophisticated and eclectic, playing with unusual materials such as rope weaves, cast acrylics, and concrete.”
With its interesting texture and silhouette, the piece attracting the most attention is the Wailea swivel chair. Created by weaving a soft-knit fabric—a Nordic Gray sock weave—around an aluminum frame for a deep, comfortable outdoor seat, the chair also would be stylishly suitable indoors.
“It is gorgeous,” says McColgan, who saw the Wailea chair and the rest of the collection at High Point.