Milan 2009

A few steps off the busy streets of Zona Tortona, crowds of inter-national design fans discovered a calm oasis, Studio Light, which served as the home for Bernhardt Design during the Salone DelMobile. Located in the heart of Milan’s design district, Studio Lightis the permanent address of accomplished photographer Massimo Ferrari. The all-white space was a perfect canvas for presenting the new introductions to Global Edition that were displayed in multi-colored suede. The Milan exhibition was art directed by Jephson Robb of HJR Studios in Glasgow.


Four new contributors joined Global Edition alumni Arik Levy, Marc Thorpe, CuldeSac and Lievore Altherr Molina in exhibiting new work.Parisian designer Patrick Jouin created an origi-nal modular landscape titled Item. SalvadoriansClaudia and Harry Washington debuted their first collection Calibra, and Suzanne Trocmé pre-sented the all-wood dining chair Allée. London’s duo Fredrikson Stallard joined the group, offering the sleek walnut and leather Hyde chair.


Claudia and Harry Washington continued to make their arrival on the world design stage known, receiving considerable attention from the international media. The Washingtons ap-peared live with host Max Fraser from the DeTnk Studio, sharing their thoughts on design in ElSalvador and their debut in Milan.

Fraser also featured a program devoted to Suzanne Trocmé, discussing her work forBernhardt Design and her diverse career as designer, author, curator and journalist. An additional segment highlighted Marc Thorpe and design in America.