Design Harry Bertoia, 1952
Welded steel rods, upholstery
Made in USA by Knoll
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.
Part of Harry Bertoia's exceptionally artistic 1952 seating collection sculpted from bent metal rods, the Betoia Bird high-back chair enhances virtually any environment.
38.5" W x 33" D x 40.25" H, with seat height at 14.5"
Frame is welded steel with rods polished in chrome or bonded rilsan.
Frame is scratch, chip and chemical resistant with stainless steel connections and four plastic glides.
Frame is available in black, white, red, yellow, green, blue, polished chrome and satin chrome
High back chairs only available with full cover
Replacement full cover upholstery available in a variety of KnollTextiles
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