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 striking, the Unupholstered Side Chair's delicate filigree appearance belies its strength and durability. Features a base and basket of welded steel with rods in Polished or Satin Chrome, or highly durable outdoor powder coat. The Chair includes stainless steel connections and plastic glides.
The Bertoia Side Chair is offered in eight finishes. With proper care and limited exposure to the elements, powder coat finishes are appropriate for outdoor environments. Select from six outdoor powder coat finishes or Polished or Satin Chrome. The Collection is also offered with a Seat Cushion or Full-Cover upholstery option.
Recipient "Designer of the Year" 1955, USA; Certificate of Merit, American Institute of Architects.
The Bertoia Side Chair is Greenguard certified. The Knoll logo is stamped into the base of the chair.
Material(s): Welded steel
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By: Malcolm R., Homeowner (Houston)
Really happy with our chairs. Bought them to go with a heavy wood table as they add space and light. Very comfortable and solid. Only problem has been one screw was missing and still waiting for a replacement.
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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