The Bertoia Barstool is part of Harry Bertoia's iconic 1952 wire collection, an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century.
Like Saarinen and Mies, Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, elevating it beyond its normal utility into a work of art.
Welded steel with rods in polished, satin chrome, highly durable outdoor powder or bonded rilsan finish.
The chair features stainless steel connections and plastic glides.
Seatpads only can be upholstered in leather, fabric or vinyl.
Fully upholstered version can be covered in fabric only.
Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) made a foray into furniture design in the 1950s with Knoll Associates that was brief, but so powerful and enduring that the royalties alone from his series allowed him to turn his attention to sculpture for the rest of his life. Born in Italy, Bertoia moved with his parents to America in 1930 and he attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit. On a scholarship, he we... More