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.Read More
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.
This scaled-down Diamond Chair brings the playful spirit and organic forms of Harry Bertoia to your child’s playroom. Harry Bertoia’s wire chairs are among the most recognized achievements of mid-century modern design and a perfect introduction to the world of design for any child.
24.5”W x 23”D x 24”H, Seat Height: 12″
Seat and base are constructed of welded steel rods with polished chrome finish
Plastic glides included on sled base to protect floors
Knoll logo stamped into the back of the base