Meet the 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 developing original designs which have a classic modernism, an international style, and are accessible to all.
Matthew Weatherly, Lead Product Design
Heavily influenced by Danish modern style, Matthew studied Scandinavian design, architecture, and woodworking at Denmark’s Design School and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Inspired by his love of Nature, Matthew’s designs have become known for merging maximum functionality with minimal materials, always striving to do more with less.
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.
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.
Noah’s designs are modern, yet with a mid-century appeal. Growing up in a geodesic dome, his craftsman father and his fine artist mother nurtured Noah’s appreciation of design. He attended Kendall College of Art and Design and is the recipient of the Studio Excellence Award in Furniture Design. After college, Noah worked with one of the last remaining mid-century masters, Vladimir Kagan, where he defined his own style — blending traditional training with modern details to create designs that are instant classics.
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.