Bernhardt Furniture Company was founded in 1889 by John M. Bernhardt. In the 1980s, in order to diversify the product offering, Bernhardt began sourcing globally and added a line of commercial furniture, and gradually the product line expanded to add more contemporary products. The company has a significant manufacturing operation locally in western North Carolina, with 12 facilities and 1500 skilled employees, with a creative team of internationally-known designers based in cities from San Francisco to Paris to Zurich.
Bernhardt Design markets to the architectural and design communities and is known for its excellence in design, winning many awards through the years. Bernhardt Design products are sold globally through sales representatives and selected dealers such as Trig Modern.