Benjamin Cherner is the son of the furniture designer Norman Cherner and founder of the Cherner Chair Company. He heads the multi-disciplinary design studio Chernerdesign. His most recent work, a duplex penthouse in New York's East Village has been featured in Dwell magazine and the New York Open House tour. His building designs often incorporate his father's as well as his own furniture designs. Benjamin Cherner is a registered Architect in New York and Connecticut and holds degrees in Architecture from Arizona State university and Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife the landscape architect Emma O'Neill, and their two children Zelda and Bram.