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Knoll Harry Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chair

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Starting at: $300.90 USD

Regular Price: $354.00

Special Price $300.90

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The Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chair is a reintroduction of a design that originally debuted in 1960. Merging the sublime grace of the wire-form Side Chair with a touch of color and natural flex, the reinvigorated classic is ready to add colorful accents to any MORE INFO

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Regular Price: $354.00

Special Price $300.90

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Description

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The Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chair is a reintroduction of a design that originally debuted in 1960. Merging the sublime grace of the wire-form Side Chair with a touch of color and natural flex, the reinvigorated classic is ready to add colorful accents to any room. Mix and match the chairs or keep a singular color palette, the Bertoia Shell Chair offers an iconic design with a playful tone.

MATERIALS:

  • Base: Welded steel rods in polished chrome or highly durable bonded powder coat (white and black)
  • Basket: Glass fiber reinforced nylon shell

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Seat Height: 45 cm / 17.75 inch
  • Width: 55 cm / 21.75 inch
  • Depth: 50 cm / 19.75 inch
  • Height: 73 cm / 28.75 inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Base rods are 11 mm wide featuring stainless steel connections and plastic glides
  • Not appropriate for outdoor use

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Boasting an extensive portfolio of products ranging from office work systems and residential mid-century modern classics, to textiles and accessories, Knoll is a leader of modern and sustainable design. Iconic designs from classic designers such as Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner, Isamu Noguchi and Florence Knoll herself make up a large component of Knoll's collection, along with innovative contemporary pieces. Knoll's products can be found in private residences and major art museums alike, including 40 products in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. read more...

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Knoll Harry Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chair Designed by:
  • Harry Bertoia , 1960, reintroduced in 2017
Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Italy, 1915 - 1978

Harry Bertoia was born in Udine, Italy, in 1915. When he was fifteen he moved with his family to Canada and then on to Michigan. In 1939 he was awarded a scholarship to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, which had been founded by Eliel Saarinen in 1932. He began to teach there, establishing a workshop for metalwork. At Cranbrook, Harry Bertoia met Charles Eames and in 1943 Bertoia went to California, where he worked briefly with Charles and Ray Eames for the Evans Product Company, designing furniture made of bent laminated wood.

In the 1940s Harry Bertoia concentrated entirely on furniture making and in 1950 he founded a business of his own in Bally, Pennsylvania. 1950 also was the beginning of Harry Bertoia’s collaboration with Florence and Hans Knoll, whose acquaintance he had also made at Cranbrook Academy. Harry Bertoia’s first chair design for Knoll, the Model 420 Diamond, 1950-1952, featuring molded mesh of chromium-plated steel wire, was an immediate best seller.

While he only designed one series of furniture, Bertoia continued to be involved in the Knoll story by providing sculptures and architectural installations for projects. He designed an altar for the MIT Chapel, designed by Eero Saarinen. Bertoia spent the next 25 years of his life experimenting with light, sound and volume through sculptures, paintings and architectural installations.

Today Knoll carries on Harry Bertoia’s legacy of innovation, inspiration, and beauty with the Bertoia collection, which has been in continuous production around the world since its introduction. In 2005 Knoll introduced the Asymmetric Lounge, a design from Bertoia’s initial experimentation that had never reached production.

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