BERTOIA ASYMMETRIC

Designed by Harry Bertoia - Knoll

Italian sculptor, university lecturer and furniture designer Harry Bertoia displayed a unique stroke of genius with his patented Diamond Chair for Knoll International in 1952. Bertoia was an inventor of form and an enricher of furniture design with his introduction of a new material: he turned industrial wire rods into a design icon.

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Educated at Detroit Technical High School, the Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Bertoia taught metal crafts at Cranbrook. He worked with Charles Eames to develop his signature molded plywood chairs. 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.

Description

Harry Bertoia designed the Asymmetric Chaise in the early 1950s, but the chair had previously never been produced beyond the prototypical form. Sculptural, airy, and breathtaking in shape and form, the Asymmetric Chaise is considered to be a masterpiece of mid-century American furniture.

Dimensions

52″W x 38.5″D x 40.5″H

Materials & Options

Frame finishes: Chrome or white outdoor
Upholstery options: Unupholstered, with a seat cushion, or with a full cover
Available in a wide range of Knoll Textiles

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Contact Hollace Cluny for more information at 416 968 7894 or send us an inquiry.
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