Harry Bertoia for Knoll Outdoor 'Side Chair' in Black Coated Steel
Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 'side chair', coated steel, United States, design 1952
This 'side' patio chair is designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952. Executed in black coated steel, this chair features an intricate interlacing of steel wires, resulting in a linear grill effect. This woven steel mesh imbues the chairs with a lightweight quality, rendering them eminently suitable for both indoor and outdoor settings. The airy, breathable quality of the metal mesh renders the chairs particularly suited for summertime relaxation.
Knoll International was founded in New York by the 26-year-old German Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in 1938. Hans' father, Walter Knoll, was a true modernist and furniture manufacturer who had a reputation for quality. When Hans Knoll died at a young age his wife Florence Knoll took over and under her influence the company flourished and created its best designs. She designed and led the company where she cooperated with talented designers such as Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Schultz and Harry Bertoia.
Please note that this chair contains some rust. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.
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