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.
45" W x 31.5" D x 28.25" H, with seat height at 15.25"
Frame is welded steel with rods of chrome polish or powder-coated paint, available in a variety of color finishes.
Chairs with powder coat finish and vinyl seat cushion are appropriate for outdoor use with proper care and limited exposure to the elements.
Frame is available in black, white, polished chrome and satin chrome
Full covers are stretched over wire seat basket and attached to seat basket with hooks
Seat cushions and back pads are secured to the chair with domed metal lock snaps and have fabric edges
Full cover upholstery available in a wide range of KnollTextiles
Available with replaceable full cover or seat cushion, both available in a variety of KnollTextiles or Spinnybeck leather
Full covers are stretched over wire seat basket and attach to seat basket with hooks while seat cushions secure to chair with lock-snaps
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