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Meet Our Designers
Driven by design. It's not just something that we say, it's something that we live and breathe at all levels of our company. Meet the talented team of award-winning designers behind BDI's innovative furniture collections.
Bill Becker, CEO and Design Director
Bill’s mission has always been to create unique and innovative furniture that enhances the quality of life. As BDI's CEO and Design Director, he continues this commitment by leading the effort to create designs which have a classic modernism and international style.
Matthew Weatherly, Associate Design Director
Weatherly’s design direction is heavily influenced by Danish modern style and inspired by soft minimalism. He studied Scandinavian design, architecture, and woodworking at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.
Jeff combines a thorough understanding of construction and design to create furniture that functions as well as it looks. With a playful yet modern approach, Jeff’s eye focuses on the way in which a design is experienced. From conception to production, his understanding of material resources and manufacturing methods ensures that every design is thoughtfully engineered with attention to every detail. Jeff studied Industrial Design at Philadelphia University.
Alyssa's style is clean and contemporary, inspired by her experience at the prestigious Denmark International School. Her capabilities on the other hand are endless. She has channeled her background in industrial design with complex electronics to bring a unique perspective to the BDI collection, understanding the role that technology plays in furniture design. Her design approach balances a strong architectural character with a softer aesthetic.
Clean and understated, Al’s designs are simply sophisticated. Using simple proportions to create clear, understated classic pieces, he adds detail to make his designs stand out above the crowd, often embellishing them with simple details inspired by his life at the beach.
With a passion for creating innovative designs that blur the line between form and function - and with an attention to detail that makes for a unique expression - Jason is constantly striving to create that perfect experience for the end user.
Louis A. Lara
Louis designs with a sculptor’s eye for form and detail. His designs have an innate sense of proportion and grace. The simplicity of his styling transcends fads and momentary trends to have a timeless appeal. Always refined, Louis’ designs have a sculptural simplicity that is not only beautiful but functional.
Although his designs are inspired by the works of mid-century modern masters, Cristian’s designs are clearly 21st century. Cristian looks at furniture design as an extension of the sculptor’s art. A perspective that is reflected in his designs which always tend to push the limits of conventional thought.