Ellen's Design Challenge Season Two: See Bradley Bower's Designs

See how HGTV and DIY Network carpenter Matt Muenster and furniture designer Bradley Bowers create modern masterpieces on HGTV's 'Ellen's Design Challenge.'

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Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Photo By: Ejen Chuang / AP Images

Meet Bradley Bowers

Bradley Bowers, a furniture designer and business owner in Miami, says his ultimate design goal is to showcase the innate beauty of the materials he loves, including paper, latex, wood and fiberglass. He describes his design style as "materialistic" because he is "intrigued by the power and the knowledge that objects possess."

Matt + Bradley

Carpenter Matt Muenster poses with designer Bradley Bowers; they'll work together on this season of Ellen's Design Challenge

Challenge 1: Bradley's Design

For the show's bed challenge, Bradley chose a minimalist design. This Japanese-inspired bed is made up of many small slats that appear to be floating. 

Challenge 1: Detail

The slats are higher at the top to hold an upholstered headboard, which adds softness to this modern design.

Congratulations, Bradley!

The judges loved Bradley and Matt's combination of craftsmanship, style and function, and named him the first challenge winner. 

Challenge 2: Outdoor Design

Fresh off a win, Bradley got his pick of outdoor furniture designs for the second challenge. His choice? Modern seating for around the fire. 

Challenge 2: Bench Building

Though they originally plans to build five triangular benches, Matt and Bradley only have time to build one.

Challenge 2: The Finished Bench

Each bench features a white oak top and a spindled base made of shosugiban, or wood charred using a traditional Japanese technique that makes it durable for outdoor use. 

Challenge 2: The Judges' Take

Here, Bradley shows off his prototype to the judges. They love the fine detail, but are surprised he only delivered one bench. 

Challenge 2: Goodbye, Bradley!

Though the judges loved his minimalist style, the judges chose to send Bradley home after challenge two. Goodbye, Bradley! 

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