Astra for Bernhardt Design

Designed in Collaboration with Cory Grosser at CG+A

Blending precise geometric details with a curved silhouette, Astra is visually striking from all angles, making it an adept solution for the social atmosphere of today’s open-plan environments. Astra evokes a streamlined aesthetic with clean lines and refined proportions, and is balanced with a generous seat cushion which provides the functionality and comfort desired from lounge furniture. The strength of Astra’s design rests in the subtlety of its form, which is accentuated with a welt detail outlining the edges and back of the chair. A nod to early experiments with injected foam furniture from the 1960s, the open back was a technical challenge to engineer and produce, but the result presents a lighter appearance and smaller scale.

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