Jeffrey Bernett (1964-) is one of the most important contemporary American designers. Born in the Midwest, he completed his design studies in England at Carnam College before opening his own studio in New York. His first furniture collection, presented at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York in 1996, was acclaimed by the press and critics, opening the doors to important international collaborations. In fact, Bernett is one of the few North American designers able to cross the Atlantic and establish itself with leading brands in the world of furniture such as B&B Italia, Boffi, Ligne Roset or Cappellini, becoming in many cases the first American firm to appear in the catalogs of those brand names. His style, the result of a happy synthesis between modern minimalist rigor and colorful acceptance of forms, also met with great success at home with the collections designed for Design Within Reach and Knoll. Among his most famous interior design projects is the Michael Kors flagship store in New York.