Bertoia chair

Designer: Harry Bertoia


Director: Alfred Hitchcock

The iconic wire chair series was designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1950 as a result of an experiment that involved bending metal rods into practical art.

‘If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes through them,’ said Bertoia.

There are varying styles of the Bertoia chair: Side chair with and without seat pad, the full plastic version, and the diamond chair – with and without seat pad or fully covered, and the bar stool.

The collection has appeared in Almodovar’s Broken Embraces, The Devil Wears Prada, The Perfect Match, The Lake House and La Proie pour l’ombre and in Netflix’s You, we find a Bertoi Diamond chair in the comfy upholstered version in Beck’s West Village apartment.

New versions the Bertoia chair can be found at Heal’s, The Conran Shop and 2Modern or you can often find vintage Bertoia chairs on Etsy.

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