Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia garnered icon status as a designer when he created the Bertoia Collection for Knoll in 1952. Italian-born, Bertoia utilized his superior skills as a sculptor to bend and shape industrial wire rods into chairs that would become pinnacles of twentieth century furniture design. Now considered modern classics, the Collection was so commercially successful that it allowed Bertoia to dedicate himself exclusively to his main artistic passion: sculpting. His awards include the craftsmanship medal from the American Institute of Architects, as well as AIA's Gold Medal. Awards: "Designer of the Year," 1955, USA Certificate of Merit, American Institute of Architects
Harry Bertoia's 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including this side chair. Innovative, comfortable, and strikingly handsome, the Bertoia side chair's delicate filigree appearance belies its strength and durability. In Bertoia's own words, “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes through them.
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|Bertoia Side Chair||28.75" H x 21.75" W x 19.75" D||15 lbs|
|Chair Design:||Side Chairs|
|Features Options:||Made in the USA, Ready To Assemble|
|Product Category:||Accent Chairs|
Joyce Slosson from Santa Fe, NM
Wouldn't expect any less!
The Bertoia Side Chair in Chrome is a classic. Because it's small it's very portable and can go just about anywhere. A fun chair.
Anonymous from Minnesota