Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A Chicago native, Bernard graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Industrial Design. In 1995 he moved to New York City and began designing modern furniture, products and technology for firms like Dakota Jackson, Martha Stewart, Swid Powell, Siemens, Milder Office and Ion Design.
After establishing a strong portfolio and network of contacts, Bernard relocated to Los Angeles for a fresh West Coast start. While working as a project director for a custom office furniture manufacturer, Bernard oversaw the design and construction of facilities for clients such as Ogilvy & Mather, Toyota, MTV and Kenneth Cole.
In the dot com era Bernard saw a resurgence in design sensibilities which allowed his team to experiment and take advantage of creative liberties. But as the company matured and fell into a more corporate agenda, Bernard took the opportunity to make his exit and start what is now MASHstudios. Since founding MASHstudios Bernard has launched the modern furniture line, LAXSeries which has become popular with lovers of organic modern furniture.