Bernhardt Design had the honor of creating a limited edition work for an auction on behalf of the MacDella Cooper Foundation. The foundation benefits war displaced youths, as was Ms. MacDella Cooper. Chaired by Christie’s, auctions in New York City and San Francisco were held in conjunction with Surface Magazine’s 10th anniversary of their Avant Guardian competition supporting up-and-coming photographers.
The contribution of Bernhardt Design was the Collector’s Edition, consisting of a custom-designed dining table and twelve accompanying Whisper chairs. The one-of-a-kind table and Whisper chairs were designed by Valencia-based design collective CuldeSac, which recently won the coveted Premio Compaso D’Oro award.
The fabric for the Whisper chairs incorporated a screen print from the portfolio of the 2001 Avant Guardian winner Stephen Lee. Taking over 500 hours to complete, the custom chairs were finished in hand-rubbed, highly-polished black lacquer.
culdesac design collective