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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Design Year: 1952
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|Bertoia Side Chair||28.75" H x 21.75" W x 19.75" D||15 lbs|
|Bertoia Replacement Seat Cushion for Bertoia Stool and Side Chair||Unavailable||Unavailable|
|Application Options:||Commercial, Residential|
|Chair Design:||Side Chair|
|Dining Type:||Casual / Kitchen|
|Number in Set:||Single Chairs|
|Product Category:||Dining Chairs|
|Style:||Modern / Contemporary|
lauren from newport beach, ca
This classic chair is like a piece of art in my living room. It's not the most comfortable piece but it looks good!
Xioxing from Laguna Beach, CA
Love my new Bertoia Chairs!
Love these chairs - they are a beautiful proportion and look great with my white marble table with chrome legs.