Jeffrey Bernett, who founded his renowned Studio B in 1995, presented his first collection of furniture and accessories, entitled "Ideas for Production,"at the May 1996 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City. The designs won the Editor’s Award for "Best Decorative Accessories." At the ICFF in May of 2000, Bernett, along with five other designers, was named "Best New Designer" for work with the U.S. manufacturer, Dune. Highly versatile, Bernett works in interior architecture, furniture, household products, lighting, fashion accessories, graphic design/corporate image and art direction. He is the first American designer to be hired by a number of major European companies. Recent clients include Authentics, Viccarbe, B&B Italia, Boffi, Cappellini, Dune, Esteé Lauder, Hidde/sdb, Michael Kors (LVMH), Ligne Roset, and Troy.
His work has been featured in Abitare, Casa Abitare, Design Diffusion News, Domus, Elle Decor, House & Garden, Interni, Intramuros, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, Ottagono, and the books "50 Products" and "50 Beds." In 1995, Bernett founded Consultants for Design Strategy. In collaboration with Nichaolas Dodziuk, he consults on custom furnishings and fixtures for clients such as Northwest Airlines, Michael Kors, and Samsonite.
Bernett's explanation of why he designs (Interior Design magazine, December, 2003): "I’m very mechanically inclined, which includes an affinity for and curiosity about machines, industrial process, and materials. I was born with the benefit of being a good three-dimensional thinker, as well as studying a fair bit of business at university. Design was the perfect profession—culture for commerce."
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