Harry Bertoia 'Bird' Chair

Harry Bertoia's Bird chair is one of the most lauded designs of the mid 20th century.

Date
1955 (1960's Issue)
Size
W 98cm, D 83cm, H 103cm | Seat Height 37cm


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Description

Harry Bertoia was an accomplished sculptor as well as a designer. His unique talents are quickly evident in the iconic 'Bird' chair. The design features an organically shaped lattice seat, contrasted by the sharp angles of a base that embraces it like a polished diamond. Light and elegantly, the design illustrates the relationship between form and space.

Bertoia designed this chair for Knoll in 1952 and it has since become one of the most coveted icons of modern design. A metal structure meant the chair could be used either indoors or outside and looks right at home in either setting.

NOTE: This chair was purchased from the original owner at a mid century home in Palm Springs

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from bent rod steel and existing upholstery

Steel Finish: Good vintage condition with original paint. Some character aging and minor surface rust consistent with use

Upholstery: Existing upholstery cover in red microsuede in good condition fits to frame however this was not produced by Knoll

Note: There has been a professionally made historical weld / repair to one of the struts. Only notable on close inspection

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