Bertoia Side Chair – Plastic
1956 Bertoia Side Chair – Plastic
Harry Bertoia 1956
A modern and colourful variation on the classic Bertoia wire collection. The delicate appearance of the chair belies the strength and durability of the design, while also amazingly comfortable. Available in an outdoor version.
Knoll Bertoia Side Chair – Plastic : Harry Bertoia 1956
Dimensions : 523 W x 546 D x 770 H, 456 SH mm
Options : Indoor frame in polished chrome or black or white painted finish. Outdoor frame in black or white. Plastic shell in various colours. Optional seat cushion.
Material : Plastic seat shell, welded steel frame.
Born in Italy, Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) moved with his parents to America as a young man, where he studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, entering the studio of Ray and Charles Eames after graduating where he developed their moulded plywood designs. In the 1950s, he began working with Knoll for whom he designed his famous wire-framed Diamond and Bird chairs. His design career with Knoll 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.
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