Beauty of imperfections: Human Touch by Bernhardt Design

Introducing painterly patterns designed by Brooklyn-based Dani Song and Makoto Kishino for Bernhardt Design. Based on the duo’s silk and tea paintings, the Human Touch textiles are designed to celebrate the beauty of imperfections. While Dani Song creates markings by brushing ink onto silk, Makoto Kishino stains folded napkins with different types of tea to create abstract repeat patterns.

Dani and Makoto met as students at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. The designers have worked both independently and in collaboration since marrying in 2005. Dani is a fashion designer and Makoto is an artist and architectural designer.

US brand Bernhardt Design was founded in 1983 as the commercial furniture arm of the Bernhardt Furniture Company. It works with a team of international designers to produce furniture for the architectural and design communities.

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