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Tue 23.2.

‘Corvo’ by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design (USA)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 23.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan the US manufacturer Bernhardt Design will present this new hand shaped wooden chair designed by the French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

Here the intresting story of the manufacturing process:

“Two experienced sample-makers worked for more than four weeks to produce the first prototype. Subsequent iterations focused on the strength and durability required to pass rigorous commercial performance tests. Ultimately, the complexity of the various shapes, angles and transitions made fabrication using modern CNC equipment impractical, resulting in a decision to produce the chair by employing old world manufacturing techniques. Using fifteen different carving tools, Corvo is hand shaped and sanded from solid American Walnut and sealed with a natural oil finish. Each chair is slightly different, reflecting the personality of the artisan who made it.”

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

'Corvo' by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design

to the Bernhardt Design website

more Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance products @ Architonic