Featured Designer | Michael Berman

Michael Berman’s interior designs can be a challenge to categorize in the best possible way. They’re timeless, yet modern. They are bold, yet subtle. They are sleek, yet comfortable. It’s no wonder that Berman has had to create a term that perfectly encapsulates his unique point of view. “My favorite term for all of the inspiration that I am attracted to in the world of design is…Franco-japo-deco-nese,” Berman says. “It sums up my eclectic love for all objects with restraint and elegance.”

His distinctive approach to design was honed through his work with a legendary designer who was also known for an eclectic sensibility. “In the early 80s, I began working for Angelo Donghia and really was inspired by him,” Berman says. “He became my mentor and really put me on the path to developing my own brand of lifestyle home furnishings for all categories of the market.”

 




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Michael Berman Limited Morrow Mohair Chair, Vintage Mohair Tufted Ottoman, Michael Berman Limited Lexington Linen Sofa

See more at the Michael Berman showroom at Viyet.


Berman went on to found his design firm, Michael Berman Limited, in 1986. He also established the Bronze Studio and created a line of bench-made furniture for the interior design trade. “I love the challenge of designing new products that are actually functional as well as aesthetically beautiful and are actually used by my peers, other designers and architects across the globe,” he says. The collection nods to American Modernism and the Golden Era of classic film glamour, with each piece individually created in America.


 

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Michael Berman Bronze Studio Collection Brighton Dining Chairs, Ron Dier Gold Vase, Michael Berman Limited Hampton Walnut Dining Table

See more at the Michael Berman showroom at Viyet.


“My go-to source for inspiration is travel. I constantly travel the globe researching different styles and the inspiration from different regions. For example, I love everything about Japan; it is a wonderful place for subtle detailing and minimal styling. The humble finishes and lacquer tones they use are incredible.”


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Michael Berman Limited Walnut Summit Lounge Chair, Michael Berman Limited Trousdale Coffee Table, Michael Berman Limited Derby Round Mirror

See more at the Michael Berman showroom at Viyet.


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Michael Berman is one of the country’s most respected designers. His signature sophisticated style artfully marries understated glamour with welcome livability. In addition to interior projects from New York to Los Angeles for an enviable client list made up of the business and entertainment worlds’ elite, Berman has lent his creative vision to a burgeoning line of products, including Michael Berman Limited and Bronze Studio Los Angeles. See more at Michael Berman’s website.

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