JEFFREY BERNETT studied business at Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota, before studying design at Parnham College in England. Combining his skillsets, he founded the multi-disciplinary design consultancy, Studio B, in 1995. The following year Bernett presented his debut collection at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and was awarded the Editor’s Award for "Best of Show.”
Bernett continues to work in many disciplines — residential and office furniture, household products, lighting, transportation design, graphic design, packaging and bottle design, environment and interior architecture, and strategic planning. A partial list of clients includes B and B Italia, Bernhardt Design, Boffi, Cappellini, DWR, Knoll, L'Oreal, Michael Kors, and Northwest Airlines.
NICHOLAS DODZIUK studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design before conducting research in Germany on Fulbright Fellowship. After working as a freelance designer for companies like Sony and Unilever, he joined the firm Consultants for Design Strategy (CDS) in 2003. At CDS he began a series of collaborations with Jeffrey Bernett. Together, the pair has designed furniture for Herman Miller, Design Within Reach and Knoll.
Dodziuk continues to work at CDC while teaching courses in design and fashion as an adjunct professor at the Parsons School of Design.