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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pair of Harry Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chairs


Late 1960s- Early 1970s

Iconic Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Extremely Comfortable, Ergonomic Design

Constructed of welded steel rods with bonded Rilsan (white) finish, stainless steel connections and plastic glides

 The frame is scratch, chip and chemical resistant

The chairs can also be used outdoors with proper care and limited exposure to the elements

Diamond chairs have been in continuous production since their original design in 1952

In Overall Excellent Original Vintage Condition

33" x 28.5" x 30" H

Seat Height: 16.5"



Italian artist and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, was thirty-seven years old when he designed the patented Diamond chair for Knoll in 1952. An unusually beautiful piece of furniture, it was strong yet delicate in appearance, and an immediate commercial success in spite of being made almost entirely by hand. With the Diamond chair, Bertoia created an icon of modern design and introduced a new material, industrial wire mesh to the world of furniture design. Bertoia's career began in the 1930s as a student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he re-established the metal-working studio and, as head of that department, taught from 1939 until 1943 when it was closed due to wartime restrictions on materials. During the war, Bertoia moved to Venice, California, and worked with Charles and Ray Eames at the Evans Products Company, developing new techniques for molding plywood.

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