Bertoia
Harry

UNITED STATES  
Harry Bertoia

1915 San Lorenzo (IT)
1978 Los Angeles (US)
Bertoia emigrated to America in 1930. He studied at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit and trained on a scholarship at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. From 1939 to 1943, he set up a metal workshop and began to teach jewelry and metal working. In 1943, he worked with Charles and Ray Eames for the Evans Product Company where they experimented on molded-plywood seating. In 1950, he established a studio in Pennsylvania and introduced his famous 'Diamond' chair made of welded steel lattice work. The success was immediate and in the mid-50's the royalties he received for these chairs allowed him to devote himself exclusively to his sculpting career.
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'Barstool' Courtesy Knoll

'Barstool'


D E S I G N E R
Harry Bertoia

P R O D U C E R

Knoll International, United States
1962

M A T E R I A L
welded steel
'Bench' Courtesy Knoll

'Bench'


D E S I G N E R
Harry Bertoia

P R O D U C E R

Knoll International, United States
1952

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
welded steel + wood
The bench consists of wood slats spanning a metal frame.

Length: 72" (183 cm) - Width: 19" (48 cm) - Height: 15 ¼" (39 cm)
'Bertoia Side Chair' Courtesy Knoll

'Bertoia Side Chair'


D E S I G N E R
Harry Bertoia

P R O D U C E R

Knoll International, United States
1952

M A T E R I A L   A N D   D I M E N S I O N S
enameled metal
Height 73,5 cm
'Bird' Lounge Chair and Ottoman Courtesy Knoll

'Bird' Lounge Chair and Ottoman


D E S I G N E R
Harry Bertoia

P R O D U C E R

Knoll International, United States
1950

M A T E R I A L
latex foam + chromed metal
Steel and fabric
'Diamond' Chair Courtesy Knoll

'Diamond' Chair


D E S I G N E R
Harry Bertoia

P R O D U C E R

Knoll International, United States
1952

M A T E R I A L
metal

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