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Design by Harry Bertoia, 1950.
This innovative design from Harry Bertoia features a durable bent grid of steel rods. The cradling "Diamond Chair" is available Fully Upholstered in a variety of textiles. The highly regarded Lounge Chair is constructed in durable materials, employing impeccable craftsmanship. The frame is welded steel with rods polished in Chrome or bonded Rilsan, making it scratch, chip and chemical resistant. The Diamond Lounge features stainless steel connections and four plastic glides. The full cover is offered in a variety of textiles. Select a frame finish, then select upholstery textile and color. Also available with Seat Cushion only or Fully Upholstered (Larger) version.
The Bertoia Diamond Lounge Seating 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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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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