Theodore Alexander is to launch a new collection by interior designer Michael Berman at the upcoming April High Point Market. ‘Califolio’ by Michael Berman for Theodore Alexander is a whole home collection.
“Drawing on themes that are synonymous with the spirit and design of urban coastal living; from the every day access to beaches, mountains, deserts and city dwelling, I have assembled a diverse combination of designs and original finishes,” writes Berman. “Michael Berman for Theodore Alexander is the essence of the casual living we have here on the Pacific coast. It conjures up imagery of Indoor-Outdoor living and the restraint of ornamentation and the eclectic use of materials in California.”
The collection includes clean lines, modern shapes, softly tailored upholstery and well scaled occasional pieces accompanied by unique finishes and a color palette, which communicates the light airy style of southern California living. ‘Califolio’ is much like its inspiration, a perfect mix of glamour and simplicity. “To dress the collection we’ve selected lush textiles that cool the skin, warm the heart and dazzle the eyes,” adds Berman.
Signature items include the Collins Dresser in streamlined solid oak, the Balboa Bookcase in ultra-suede, lacquer and oak, and the Flint Table.
“I love the way the Flint Table brings an organic element to the line. I’ve always loved the concept of wabi-sabi and the combination or textured wire brushed oak in a stain we call ‘Sandalwood’, along with the ‘foundry’ bronze finish on the base, keep this piece humble and modern, “ says Berman. He continues, “Each piece is designed to be used individually or in a suite of furnishings. There is a thread that runs through this collection that incorporates my modernist influence and credo: restraint, quiet luxury and effortless comfort.”
Renowned designer, Michael Berman has completed residential interior projects from New York to Los Angeles for an enviable client list made up of the business and entertainment worlds’ elite and hospitality design for Fairmont Hotel Group. Berman’s products and interiors reflect the designer’s interest in history, art, architecture and nature. His work strikes an uncommon balance between timeless style and an of-the-moment relevance.
Inspired by comfort, American Modernism and simplicity of form, Berman’s work resonates with Design Industry colleagues. Berman is Founder and Principal creative visionary behind Michael Berman Limited; a multi-faceted design firm focusing on Interior, Furniture, Textile and Product Design for the Design Industry. Bronze Studio, Berman’s Los Angeles based home furnishings showroom carries his complete line of home furnishings, vintage finds and accessories. Berman’s work has appeared in most industry shelter magazines including Elle Décor, Traditional Home and Architectural Digest.