It’s been a busy year for designer Dwayne Bergmann. Not only has he opened a location of his eponymous Fort Myers firm in Naples, but he’s also launched his own cabinetry line utilizing patterns more often applied to furniture, like his fluted and scalloped profiles. “I want to shift the way we design kitchens, looking at them as pieces of art,” he says. Luxe chatted with Bergmann about his influences and where he’s headed next. dwaynebergmann.com
Tell us about your new showroom. The space on Third Street South is more of an artisan studio, displaying a representation of my different collections, including my cabinetry. The pandemic pushed back our opening schedule, but we’re planning a soft launch this fall.
Where do you draw your inspiration? I’m visually inspired by my surroundings, so throughout my travels I like to identify elements and design schematics that can be reinterpreted to work in our environment here in Florida. Blending more metropolitan aesthetics with coastal and Old Florida styles can really give you a unique design.
What’s intriguing you in design right now? The minimalist lifestyle. Creating a highly functional living environment that is still aesthetically pleasing requires very organized and well thought-out design.
What’s up next for you? I’m working on a luxury headboard line inspired by red carpet fashion. I’ve already executed a few for clients, including an interpretation of Björk’s swan dress.