Published at Saturday, 03 August 2019. Sofas & Couches. By Beatrice Genova.
Bernhardt Furniture is a high-end manufacturer known for its soft styles and lustrous materials. As another testament to the deep roots of many furniture manufacturers, Bernhardt has been around since 1889—operated by the Bernhardt family ever since. Bernhardt was founded in Lenoir, North Carolina by John Bernhardt, and is operated today by Alex Bernhardt Sr., Anne Bernhardt, and Alex Bernhardt Jr. This well-aged family operation is certainly among the top tier of furniture brands on the market today, and operate over 12 manufacturing facilities and have a 75,000 square foot showroom in High Point, North Carolina—regarded by many as the furniture capital of the world. While truly impressive in its stature, Bernhardt also offers very noteworthy execution in the designs they unveil each market. Bernhardt is committed to responsible manufacturing practices in the labor they use, as well as their impact on the environment. The have received EFEC certification for most of their US-based manufacturing facilities, and further their endeavors of environmental stewardship by working such other such organizations as Greenguard 2 Bernhardt offers a tremendous selection of finely-crafted furniture that really focuses heavily on soft-lines, neutral colors, and attention to detail often overlooked. Truly, they have styles for every occasion, and considering they are now in their third century of operations—having survived The Great Depression and two World Wars—it's clear that Bernhardt's title of being one of the best furniture brands around is well-deserved. Bernhardt doesn't offer direct-to-consumer sales, so you'll have to check out their dealer locator page to find a local seller near you.
The frame of the sofa is very important. You want it to be sturdy and made from quality materials as this will affect the longevity of the lounge.
Buyers have been hoodwinked by large retailers such as Big Lots and Costco into thinking that quality furniture only comes from American made brands and with a hefty price. Most all of the best furniture brands on the market today utilize some degree of overseas manufacturing, if not relying on it entirely. Overseas factories are perfectly capable of producing long-lasting high-quality furniture, but many brands elect to target lower-income price points and provide sub-par products. The internet makes buying a lot more affordable but can overwhelm even the most seasoned of shoppers. To help dig through the chaos of the internet, we've compiled a list of what we feel to be the best furniture manufacturers on the market today. Below, you'll find a quick reference to the brands discussed here:
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