Blending precise geometric details with a curved silhouette, Astra is visually striking from all angles, making it an adept solution for the social atmosphere of today’s open-plan environments. Astra evokes a streamlined aesthetic with clean lines and refined proportions, and is balanced with a generous seat cushion which provides the functionality and comfort desired from lounge furniture. The strength of Astra’s design rests in the subtlety of its form, which is accentuated with a welt detail outlining the edges and back of the chair. A nod to early experiments with injected foam furniture from the 1960s, the open back was a technical challenge to engineer and produce, but the result presents a lighter appearance and smaller scale.
Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design, notes, “With Astra, Cory has created a chair with universal appeal that can adapt to any number of spaces. It’s remarkable he was able to design such a spacious and comfortable chair packaged in a surprisingly small footprint.”