The Knoll Studio Bertoia Side Chair is at home behind a desk, a dining table or even on its own, making it a perfect solution to all manner of seating scenarios.
The frame of the Bertoia Side Chair is comprised of welded steel rods in a polished chrome finish, which is resistant to scratches and chips. The subtle but effective upholstery places the chair as a timeless example of minimalist cool, with the fusion of industrial design and a highly attractive finish set to remain popular for generations to come. The iconic Knoll base stamp beautifully finishes off the piece.
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.