Bertoia Side Chair designed by Harry Bertoia from Knoll
At A Glance: A brilliant aesthetic achievement and a staple of mid-century modern design, the Bertoia Side Chair's transparency and lightness belies its incredible strength and durability. Constructed from steel rods, this chair is the definition of the words "mid-century icon." Few other pieces can claim the immediate success and enduring popularity as this chair and the rest of the Bertoia collection of seating.
Creator Harry Bertoia came up with the design for the chair while doing studies in bent metal and negative space: "If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them." The resulting chair, with its beauty and comfort, caused an instant sensation.
What's To Like:
Mid-century modern icon; Harry Bertoia; bent wire; public acclaim. Need we say more?
With an austere bent metal frame that surprises with its comfort factor, this chair is definitely easy on the eyes.
The Bertoia Side Chair is happy both indoors and outdoors.
What's Not to Like:
Pedigree is often costly, and the Bertoia Side Chair has a price that indicates its worth.
The Bottom Line: The Bertoia Side Chair's innovative design and surprising comfort are what made the chair more than just a museum piece. Since its first introduction in 1952, the Bertoia collection has been in continuous production, improving the modern home for more than half a century. Bring art into your home with the iconic Bertoia Side Chair.
Overall dimensions: 28.75" h x 21.75" w x 19.75" d
Seat height: 17.25"
Base and seat are welded steel rods with a polished satin chrome finish or durable powdercoat
Harry Bertoia An Italian designer best known (and justly famous) for his Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair, and the whole series of chairs and tables that followed from that design. A proponent of leaving space and air in his designs, Bertoia was a pioneer in using bent steel as a design tool and material, which led to the creation of durable, reproducable, and delicate looking chairs and tables.
Bertoia is without a doubt in the pantheon of great designers, and must be included amongst the greatest of the mid-century movement, including Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen. In fact, Harry worked on the production of the Eames Molded Plywood Division of the Evans Product Company, and even made wedding rings for Charles and Ray Eames. In the 1950's, Harry Bertoia designed his wire chair collection, which remains one of the most recognizable forms in the designer furniture world.
Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.
Materials: The base and basket of the Bertoia Side Chair are welded steel with rods polished in satin chrome, or highly durable powder coat. The chair features stainless steel connections and plastic glides.
Dimensions: Overall: 28.75" h x 21.75" w x 19.75" d Seat height: 17.25"
Items under $1,200.00
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This item comes with a shipping charge of 6.5 percent of the merchandise value for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping charges.
Items over $9,200.00
This item comes with a $600 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove these shipping charges.
arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of order.