Fredrikson Stallard Hyde Chairfor Bernhardt DesignAccording to Fredrikson, “Our vision for this chair was modeled after camp or Army cots.” He later confided that after realizing Bernhardt Design’s strength in working with walnut frames, they thought it would be wonderful to marry that with stretched leather . . . much like stretched canvas on a cot. The effect is stunning! For Fredrikson and Stallard the aesthetics of Hyde are just as important as its functionality. “A physical function can also have an emotional function,” says Fredrikson. Both Fredrikson and Stallard place importance upon the permanence of their work, and this is the essence of Hyde.
The solid walnut frame of Hyde incorporates elegant simplicity with extreme attention to detail. Handcrafting and carving as well as sophisticated joinery are used for a visually seamless connection of the individual elements. The seat and back insets may be upholstered in either fabric or leather, with an optional attached back pillow that allows the use of a contrasting fabric or color. The frame is available in several finishes including natural oil.
Upholstered lounge chair
Frame: Solid walnut, oiled or lacquered