Side Chairs, Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Sculptural side chairs, designed in 1952 by Harry Bertoia, manufactured by Knoll International. The use of wire mesh make these chairs almost transparent. Bertoia's wire chairs are amongst the best known classics of 20th century design.
The italian sculptor, architect, and designer Harry Bertoia studied at different universities un the USA. Later he became tutor for metalworking in Cranbrook. As a designer, Bertoia worked with Charles Eames. In 1950 Hans and Florence Knoll provided him a studio, which allowed him to develop his own artistic concepts without any limitation. His iconic series of wire mesh furniture dates from this period.