The Hug desk by Hines Fischer for Bernhardt Design takes the edge off monotonous office environments. With its precise geometric form and curved silhouette, Hug combines simple elements, offering a sense of comfort and softness to modern, progressive spaces. Hug is the first product by Fischer in collaboration with Bernhardt Design, established in 1980 by the 127-year- old Bernhardt Furniture Company, which continues to be a leader and innovator in furniture design and production.
“A desk or table is usually about productivity, speed, or efficiency; as opposed to a lounge chair, which is about comfort, both physical and emotional. So I thought, what if I switched-around the usual formula and designed a desk that was warm and welcoming?”, informs Fischer. Hug features a fully upholstered shell with rounded corners that embrace the work-surface and are soft to the touch. The smooth contours of the desk enhance its aesthetic appeal while offering the functional benefits of sound absorption and privacy.