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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 Fully Upholstered Chair features a removable one-piece cover, offered in a variety of KnollTextiles and a base and basket of welded steel with rods in Polished or Satin Chrome, or highly durable outdoor powder coat. Includes stainless steel connections and plastic glides. The full cover option features your choice of fabric stretched over the wire seat basket and attached with hooks.
The Bertoia Side Chair is offered in eight finishes and a range of upholstery textiles and colors. Select a frame finish, then select full cover upholstery textile and color. The Collection is also offered Unupholstered or with a Seat Cushion upholstery option.
The Bertoia Side Chair is Greenguard certified. The Knoll logo is stamped into the base of the chair.
Material(s): Welded steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
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Mid Century Chair with a Flair
By: Katnus, Homeowner (Dallas)
I love my Bertoia chairs so much that I turned around and bought two more. Shopping YLiving is so easy. I wasn't sure which fabric I wanted and requested several swatches. The swatches arrived quickly and they were big! I loved that they gave you enough fabric so you could visualize what the fabric would look like. The chairs arrived when promised and the delivery team was very professional. High quality, high service, and high fashion what more could you want from a furniture company. I am hooked!
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
Knoll believes good design is good business. A commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Recognized as a design leader worldwide, Knoll products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Knoll is a leader in sustainability policies and practices. A recent initiative with the Chicago Climate Exchange, as part of Knoll's 2006 commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses the concern for global climate change and targets programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout Knoll facilities. Knoll is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania with manufacturing sites in North America and Italy.View other products from Knoll