ISSUE 44  |  In the Kitchen

Furniture: Bear and Lion in Brooklyn

November 03, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Lizzie Hand

Brooklyn-based design duo Bernardo Guillermo (originally from the Netherlands) and Jude Heslin-di Leo (originally from San Francisco) both graduated from Pratt; together they produce a collection of modern and environmentally sustainable furnishings under the name Bear and Lion. They are already winning notice for their work, which is defined by crisp angles and clean lines; the spare and simple Mirabelle table shown below was purchased by the painter and Hudson Valley resident Brice Marden (and was also featured on the cover of UK’s World of Interiors in April 2009). 

Above: The Mirabelle Table in quartered white oak.

Above: Eva Bench in solid American black walnut.

Above: Melissa Table in quartered white oak with two hidden drawers.

Above: Isa Stool in powder-coated metal, inspired by origami.