Bernhardt Design was founded in 1980 by the 125-year-old Bernhardt Furniture Company. In 2001, Bernhardt Design cemented its reputation as a leader and innovator in furniture design and production by partnering with Ross Lovegrove to create the iconic Go Chair, the world's first magnesium chair. Since then, President Jerry Helling has assembled an international roster of creative talent, including Arik Levy, Jaime Hayon, Jeffrey Bernett, Lievore Altherr Molina, Yves Behar and Charles Pollock. Bernhardt Design strongly supports the rising generation of creative talent through its interdisciplinary course at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the ICFF Studio program.
Mark Goetz thinks about furniture in ways that most of us don't. In his 20-year design career, he has been responsible for numerous collections of seating and furniture pieces with a classically modern appeal.
Herman Miller invited Mark to design a sofa for their Home division. The goal was to create an innovative piece that would complement the work of great designers Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. The Goetz Sofa is a design of beauty, comfort, and functionality. It is perfectly suited for everyday living. Through the years Mark has forged and maintained a strong working relationship with Herman Miller in which he's also been engaged in several projects, including ergonomic task seating, the Intersect Portfolio for Collaboration, and the Aside stacking chair.