May 22, 2014

Carrot Concept Seating by Bernhardt Design

Talk about qualifying events. Claudia and Harry Washington launched a new business, the

Carrot Concept

, welcomed a second child, and bought a house in El Salvador over the course of five months. Soon after, it became clear that the family’s same-old seating wasn’t up to snuff. “We needed chairs that could be easily moved, were open and comfortable, and had no hard edges,” Harry Washington says. Frustration gave way first to invention, then to recognition when the couple presented their concept to

Bernhardt Design

president Jerry Helling, who immediately recognized potential for offices and public spaces in addition to residential settings.



Named for stitching reminiscent of a baseball glove, Mitt sports a relaxed attitude in a form that allows a variety of sitting positions, depending on the situation. The solid maple frame is covered in molded foam and upholstered in a variety of Bernhardt Textiles fabrics or leathers as well as COM. A tailored leather handle and weight-locking casters make mobility a breeze, even if you’re holding a laptop or a child with the other hand.


Claudia Washington

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