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Design by Harry Bertoia, 1952.
Harry Bertoia's 1952 partner to the "Bird Chair". Designed as a companion to the Bertoia Bird Chair, this Ottoman is constructed with lasting techniques and materials. The durable frame is sculpted from bent metal rods, welded and polished in Chrome or bonded Rilsan, making it scratch, chip and chemical resistant. Includes chair glides.
Select from several frame finishes, then select upholstery textile and color. A coordinating Chair is also available.
The Bertoia Bird Lounge Seating is Greenguard certified.
Material(s): Welded steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
Dimensions: 23.5"W X 17.25"D X 14.5"H
It Completes the Lounge Experience
By: Scott R., Homeowner (North Carolina)
I'd never sat on the ottoman or seen one in person prior to ordering one with the bird chair. It very much completes the lounge experience. Without the ottoman it's nice in the chair, but it becomes obvious that it was meant to be enjoyed with your feet up. I'm very happy I took the chance and ordered it with the chair. It also comes in handy as a extra place to sit when company is over. Ciao, Scott
Designer: Harry Bertoia
Italian sculptor, university lecturer and furniture designer Harry Bertoia displayed a unique stroke of genius with his patented Diamond Chair for Knoll International in 1952. Bertoia was an inventor of form and an enricher of furniture design with his introduction of a new material: he turned industrial wire rods into a design icon. Educated at Detroit Technical High School, the Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Bertoia taught metal crafts at Cranbrook. He worked with Charles Eames to develop his signature molded plywood chairs. Eero Saarinen commissioned him to design a metal sculptured screen for the General Motors Technical Center in Detroit. His awards include the craftsmanship medal from the American Institute of Architects, as well as AIA’s Gold Medal.View other products by Harry Bertoia
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