The Oslo chair by AWAA is a balanced mix of the Nordic trio's design philosophy and Bernhardt Design's American heritage.
After meeting the designers at the London Design Festival in 2010 and then again at ICFF in 2011, President of Bernhardt Design Jerry Helling asked them to design an armed side chair.
AWAA focused on creating a gently curving and pure skeletal structure which they then layered with a comfortable sling seat and back that rest upon the frame.
Oslo is a light and airy chair that is comfortable and strong, yet visually simple and open. Rather than being made from traditional Scandinavian hardwoods, Oslo is made of solid walnut, giving it a distinctively American sensibility.
The Oslo chair may be upholstered in fabrics and leathers from Bernhardt Textiles or in the customer's own material.
About the designers: AWAA is made up of Christoffer Angell, Ã˜yvind Wyller and Simen Aarseth, who met while studying for their Masters of Design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Founded in 2010, Their studio's style is primarily focused on archetypal purity and structure, the layering of elements, and a passion for classic Scandinavian modernism.
About the manufacturer: US brand Bernhardt Design was founded in 1983 as the commercial furniture arm of the long-established Bernhardt Furniture Company. Bernhardt Design work with a team of internationally-renowned designers to produce high-quality furniture for the architectural and design communities.