The result of this collaboration is an elegant, sculptural piece of art, handcrafted at the factory in Hamburg. In a departure from the classic Steinway & Sons grand piano, the rim of the Noé Limited Edition features an unusual, beautiful ‘flowing’ shape, based on what Noé calls ‘emotional curves’; a celebration of light and sound inspired by the natural ebb and flow of music. The legs are of a distinct round shape, perfectly matching the soft flow of the piano’s rim; the unusual lyra, made of metal, rounds off the beauty of the instrument. The designer carefully chose three radiant colours – white, red and blue – and added matching veneers to some parts of the pianos, creating stunning visual highlights: almond white is combined with Figured Sycamore Wood; midnight blue with Blue Stained Mahogany wood; and a deep red with red stained Indian Apple wood. The cast iron plate as well as the fittings are crafted in a silver- or gold-coloured finish, complimenting the colour of each piano.
Inspired by nature, Largo is a welcoming nest perched on softly tapered wooden legs. The seat’s round frame presents a unique take on the classic barstool, employing a signature curved back that lends itself to optimal support. A stunning cross-stretcher in brushed graphite stainless steel offers an artistic twist on the classic metal footrest. Cocooning and comfortable, Largo is a welcome reprieve from traditional barstools.
Neve, inventively plays with curves and lines, bringing subtle beauty to the archetypal wooden armchair. Sculpted from solid wood, a crossed wooden base accents the curved frame and backrest, evolving poetically from organic to geometric in shape at the end of the armrests.
With Neve, Bernhardt Design continues to challenge traditional shapes, experimenting with both organic and sculptural forms. Neve is a marriage of beauty and strength: while its subtle lines amalgamate to form a distinctly robust chair for daily use, the cushioned seat provides a central retreat, a plush island sheltered by the solid frame.