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Design by Harry Bertoia, 1952.
This 1952 masterpiece earned Harry Bertoia a Designer of the Year award in 1955 as well as a Certificate of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the Bertoia Side Chair's delicate filigree appearance belies its strength and durability.
The Bertoia Side Chair is offered Unupholstered, with a Seat Cushion or Full-Cover upholstery. Available in your choice of several beautiful frame finishes. The Chair features stainless steel connections and plastic glides. Select Unupholstered, Chair with Seat Cushion or Fully Upholstered Chair.
The Bertoia Side Chair is Greenguard certified. The Knoll logo is stamped into the base of the chair.
Material(s): Welded steel
Dimensions: W 21.75" D 19.75" H 28.75 SH 17.75"
KNL-420C KNL-420C-XX-K KNL-420C-XX-U
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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