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Bertoia Style Chair White Pad
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With his iconic seating collection, Harry Bertoia transformed industrial wire rods into a new furniture form. With its unique bent and welded steel rod construction the chair is exceptionally strong and surprisingly comfortable. The removable leatherette seat cushion is padded with a foam insert for softness. The brightly chromed steel frame pairs nicely with all other modern classic furnishings. The wide, contoured chair is suited to contemporary living rooms, bedrooms and professional reception areas.
Our Bertoia style Wire Side Chair reproduction is made entirely by hand, and is built from chrome steel rods bent into a wire mesh. Though described "mostly air", its construction makes it exceptionally strong, and versatile in its uses. Bertoia chairs are very popular in clean modern designs, but they also work well in almost any sort of eclectic combination of eras and styles. It works great around a dining table, or as additional seating in your living room or home office.
- - Chrome chair completed with removable leatherette seat pad for comfort
- - Rubber stoppers are on the bottom to protect your floor and keep the chair from sliding.
- - Black and red seat pad also available
- - Simple assembly is required
About Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia immigrated from Italy at the age of 15. After studying art and design (specifically metal sculpture) at various institutes, where he encountered the likes of of Edmund Bacon and Charles Eames, he set up shop as a jewellery designer, as WWII made metal a scarce and expensive material. Following the end of the war, he moved to California, where he participated in a co-op including design icons Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames developing molded plywood techniques for designing furniture.
Finally, in 1950, he partnered with Knoll Associates and designed the Bertoia Collection for Knoll, which spawned the wire chair we are now so familiar with, such as the famous 'Diamond chair' a fluid, sculptural form made from a molded lattice work of welded steel, the Bertoia wire barstools and the Bertoia side chairs. In Bertoia's own words, "If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them."
* Why not check out more Modern Classic Furniture we carry? You will find various retro, modern, Bauhaus and contemporary pieces originally designed by designers such as Eileen Gray, George Nelson, Le Corbusier, Harry Bertoia,Noguchi and etc. Take your time!
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