In 1889, John Mathias Bernhardt founded the first industrial venture in rural Lenoir, North Carolina, which would later become the Bernhardt Furniture Company. Leveraging the region’s natural resources and local woodworking skills to strengthen the local economy, he opened his factory with vast ambitions and twenty-five employees.

In the twelve decades since, Bernhardt has mastered and refined its craft to become a leading diversified global furniture manufacturer. Unique by today’s standards, Bernhardt remains a family-owned business deeply committed to the welfare of the local community.

Bernhardt Design markets to the architectural and design communities and is known for its excellence in design, winning many awards through the years. Our products are sold globally through sales representatives and selected dealers. Showrooms are located in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. 


  • Seating
  • Tables
  • Casegoods