Bertoia Barstool with Seat Pad

Design Within Reach

With his iconic seating collection, Harry Bertoia transformed industrial wire rods into a new furniture form. The events that made this work possible began a decade earlier at Cranbrook Academy of Art when Bertoia met Florence Knoll Bassett (then Florence Schust). Years later, the Italian-born designer was invited to work for Florence and her husband Hans Knoll. The terms were favorable to the artist and Bertoia was given the freedom to work on whatever suited him, without being held to a strict > MORE design agenda. The result of this arrangement was the Bertoia Seating Collection (1952). Featuring a delicate filigreed appearance that's supremely strong, these airy seats are sculpted out of steel rods. In his art, Bertoia experimented with open forms and metal work, and these chairs were an extension of that work. "If you look at the chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture," said Bertoia. "Space passes through them." The white barstools and regular vinyl seat pads (black, carrot and white) can be used outdoors with proper care and limited exposure to the elements. Manufactured by Knoll® according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Barstool made in Italy, seat pads made in U.S.A. ^ LESS

Contemporary Bar & Counter Stool from Design Within Reach, Model: Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll®
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Model: Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll®

General Style: Contemporary

Type: Bar Stool (also available in Counter Stool)

Material: Steel, Chrome

Back Style: Open Back, Curved Back

Arm Style: Armless

Color / Finish: White

Leg Style: Splayed

Seat: Metal

Dimensions: 22" D x 42" H x 22" W x 30" Seat Height

Features: Foot Rail

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