Bernhard Burkard

Specialized in Furniture Design.

Bernhard Burkard

About Bernhard Burkard

There is no way the compare design and art. The two fields have nothing in common. There might be design pieces which look arty and are based on good craftsmanship. Still this has nothing to with art. Even if art is based on industrial production, it should not compared with design as its propose is complete different. In our view design is about innovation, production technic, function, craft and proportion of an object. Art follows other propose. This makes an artist. We are designer.

  • Winner of 4 A' Design Awards.
  • Specialized in Furniture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Toy
Ballo Portable Speaker

Ballo Portable Speaker

Consumer Electronics Design

OKSANA coat hangers coat hanger and coat rack

OKSANA coat hangers coat hanger and coat rack

Furniture Design

Curt deck chair Lean on chair

Curt deck chair Lean on chair

Furniture Design

PLAMA marble run 2D Toy

PLAMA marble run 2D Toy

Toy Design


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Interview with Bernhard Burkard

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
We both have a background in product development in technical and aesthetically way. We did a study in industrial design and worked in related fields before.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
The Swiss design studio BERNHARD | BURKARD GmbH was established in 2010 by Fabian Bernhard and Thomas Burkard. Our focus lies on both innovative and creative solutions that are at the same time highly esthetic and an appropriate resource management.
What is "design" for you?
We have a deep love for innovative and clever solutions and products.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
We are up for any product to do development. One of the great things in designing is to absolutely focus on different products.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
Our inspiration often comes from daily life. Face the world with open eyes. Lots of smart solutions already exist – they just need to be transferred into a new context.
How do you work with companies?
we try to work hand in hand with companies, engineering, marketing and design.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
We normally work with rough sketches for concepts and then using 3D modeling. To verify proportion we regularly build a model.

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