The Bertoia Wire Chairs are surprisingly strong and comfortable, while maintaining a magnificent appearance. Bertoia once said of his fames wire chairs, "If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them." The wire chair truly is a masterpiece. Harry Bertoia and his designs have made him one of Udine's great legends.
Born in Udine Italy in 1915, Harry Bertoia started drawing at the age of 13. Just two years later Harry Bertoia emigrated to Canada and then the United States in 1930. During his diverse design career, Harry Bertoia designs spanned from sculptures to jewelry to furniture. During the 1940s, Harry Bertoia worked closely with Charles Eames on a number of ergonomic projects in order to create more practical forms of furniture. In the 1950s Harry Bertoia was a member of the famed Cranbrook Academy of Art. There Bertoia created his most famous furniture with five different wire chairs. These magnificent pieces have been used in hospitality, commercial and residential applications.
The Harry Bertoia Wire Chair is a product of this institute's exchange of mutual ideas among some of the most famous designers in the world such as Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Florence Schust Knoll and Ray Kaiser.
Manufactured in Italy.
Dimensions: H 30 3/4" D 19 3/4" W 21 1/4" SH 18 3/4"
Material: Side chair with metal frame. Chrome-plated or lacquered. Leather or fabric upholstery.
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