A timeless icon of modern design, the Bertoia Side Chair is a favourite of interior design connoisseurs around the world. A durable metal frame, finished in a choice of black or white, plays host to an elegant leather seat pad, which is upholstered in premium Spinneyback Volo leather and available in a pair that either complements or contrasts the frame finish, depending on your preference.
Finished with a stamp of the Knoll logo on the base of the chair, the Bertoia side chair is a beautiful piece and sits well alongside other pieces in its product family.
Harry Bertoia was an Italian-born American artist, sculptor and modern furniture designer. His most iconic design was his patented Diamond Chair which he created for Knoll International in 1952. Bertoia turned industrial wire rods into a design classic.
Educated at Detroit Technical High School, the Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Bertoia also taught metal crafts at Cranbrook. Bertoia worked with Charles Eames to develop his signature moulded plywood chairs and Eero Saarinen commissioned him to design a metal sculptured screen for the General Motors Technical Center in Detroit. His awards include the craftsmanship medal from the American Institute of Architects, as well as AIA's Gold Medal.