Debuted in September 2011 as part of Bernhardt Design’s contract furniture line, Apel is a family of ottomans born out of a desire to support and maximize the organic and spontaneous interactions between people. Stylistically versatile, highly customizable, and adaptable to a multitude of commercial and residential environments, Apel can be grouped and configured into various “clusters”, with landscape formats serving as hubs or “planets” and small formats with optional casters as mobile “satellites”. The line’s modular and multi-directional nature encourages an unusually broad range of human interactions in various contexts all in a relaxed, contemporary form. Inspired at a young age by the early modernists of her native Southern California, Jessica Pell’s multidisciplinary approach to design is grounded in meaning and context, deep-rooted in metaphoric and poetic connections. As a student in the Environmental Design Program at the renowned Art Center College of Design, she pursued a variety of disciplines from product and exhibition design to residential and commercial architecture. Pell was awarded the prestigious Angelo Donghia Foundation award for her exhibition design entitled KIMONO. Her chair design entitled Truss was selected for exhibition at the Salone Satellite at the Milan International Furniture Fair for 2011. Apel is offered in two sizes in your choice of upholstery. It features a saddle stitch or loop master stitch in contrasting color with optional mobile element which adds 6 small concealed casters (wheels).