Knoll: Harry Bertoia Collection
The Bertoia Collection at SmartFurniture.comHarry Bertoia made his name creating some of the greatest modern furniture of the 20th century - and he did it almost entirely in steel lattice. Bertoia's work takes the ordinary, the machine-made and the industrial, and creates something intimate, gorgeous, unique, and of the home. Every bit as lovely and comfortable as a fine wooden chair, his wire furniture series broke the mold when it came to "out of the box" design in the mid 20th century. At Smart Furniture we're proud to be able to offer our customers these timeless designs, all through the catalogue of the Knoll Furniture company.
The Bertoia catalogue really begins and ends with the Bertoia Diamond Chair, among the most daring and stunningly beautiful pieces of home furniture ever made. Everything else in the collection (with the exception of the Bertoia Bench) uses this seminal piece as a touchstone or a reference. The profile of the chair is unmistakable with its sculptural aesthetic and airy construction. A simple upholstered pad on the seat is all that indicates it is a chair at all by traditional standards - yet it is every bit as comfortable as standard wooden chairs. The beautiful diamond shaped back of the chair is simply iconic. Other pieces in the collection include the Asymmetrical Chaise Lounge, the Bird Chair, and various stools and side chairs that utilize the same steel lattice material. All of these chairs are available with upholstery options to add a splash of color and extra comfort where you need it.
Original and Made to Order
Knoll's classic Bertoia designs are all custom made to order in the same methods as when they were first invented. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive. If you'd like to see swatches of the available fabrics, don't hesitate to give our sales team a call. We can provide free fabric samples so that you can create copacetic spaces that reflect your design acumen. We can also provide design assistance at no charge. Own a piece of art history by purchasing a timeless classic from the Bertoia collection!