Harry Bertoia (Italian American, 1915-1978)

Sculptor, furniture and jewelry designer, graphic artist and metalsmith, Harry Bertoia was one of the great cross-disciplinarians of 20th-century art and design and a central figure in American modernism. Among furniture aficionados he is known for the wire-lattice “Diamond” chair (and its variants such as the tall-backed “Bird” chair) designed for Knoll Inc. and first released in 1952. As an artist, Bertoia is revered for a style that was his alone. Bertoia’s metal sculptures are by turns expressive and austere, powerful and subtle, intimate in scale and monumental. All embody a tension between the intricacy and precision of Bertoia’s forms and the raw strength of his materials: steel, brass, bronze and copper.

     Fortune seemed to guide Bertoia’s artistic development. Born in northeastern Italy, Bertoia immigrated to the United States at age 15, joining an older brother in Detroit. He studied drawing and metalworking in the gifted student program at Cass Technical High School. Recognition led to awards that culminated, in 1937, in a teaching scholarship to attend the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Bloomfield Hills, one of the great crucibles of modernism in America. There, Bertoia made friendships — with architect Eero Saarinen, designers Charles and Ray Eames and Florence Schust Knoll and others — that shaped the course of his life. He taught metalworking at Cranbrook, and when materials rationing during World War II limited the availability of metals, Bertoia focused on jewelry design. He also experimented with monotype printmaking, and 19 of his earliest efforts were bought by the Guggenheim Museum.

     In 1943, he left Cranbrook to work in California with the Eameses, helping them develop their now-famed plywood furniture. (Bertoia received scant credit.) Late in that decade, Florence and Hans Knoll persuaded him to move east and join Knoll Inc. His chairs became, and remain, perennial bestsellers. Royalties allowed Bertoia to devote himself full-time to metal sculpture, a medium he began to explore in earnest in 1947.

     By the early 1950s Bertoia was receiving commissions for large-scale works from architects — the first came via Saarinen — as he refined his aesthetic vocabulary into two distinct skeins. One comprises his “sounding sculptures” — gongs and “Sonambient” groupings of rods that strike together and chime when touched by hand or by the wind. The other genre encompasses Bertoia’s naturalistic works: abstract sculptures that suggest bushes, flower petals, leaves, dandelions or sprays of grass. As you will see on these pages, Harry Bertoia was truly unique; his art and designs manifest a wholly singular combination of delicacy and strength.

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Harry Bertoia Patinated Bronze Bush Form Sculpture, USA, 1960s
Harry Bertoia Patinated Bronze Bush Form Sculpture...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Bronze
A fine example of Bertoia's highly sought after Bush sculptures. It's size and density make it a excellent addition to any collection.
Harry Bertoia Sculptural Kinetic Handcrafted Silver Jewelry Pendant, USA, 1940s
Harry Bertoia Sculptural Kinetic Handcrafted Silve...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1940s American Collectibles and Curiosities
Sterling Silver
Bertoia learned the craft of metalsmithing at Detroit's Cass Technical School. When he was twenty two years old he was invited by Eliel Saarinen to oversee the metalworking studio at Cr...
Vintage Harry Bertoia Bird Chair and Ottoman for Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage Harry Bertoia Bird Chair and Ottoman for K...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s Lounge Chairs
Vintage Harry Bertoia bird chair and ottoman for Knoll. Great condition.
Val Bertoia "S for Sound Sculpture", Sonambient Series, 2014

By Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
Val Bertoia "S for Sound Sculpture", Sonambient Se...
Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Bronze
Contemporary artist Val Bertoia's 'S for Sound Sculpture' is part of the Bertoia Sonambient series. This 2014 piece is inscribed B-1762 on the side of base and is sold with a Title of A...
Val Bertoia Corner Sound Sculpture, 2008

By Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
Val Bertoia Corner Sound Sculpture, 2008
Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Contemporary artist Val Bertoia's "Corner Sound Sculpture" is part of the Bertoia Sonambient series. It's made of 11 copper tops silvered to monel rods then silvered to a brass base. Th...
Val Bertoia Relaxing Spray Sculpture, 2014

By Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
Val Bertoia Relaxing Spray Sculpture, 2014
Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Steel
Contemporary artist Val Bertoia's 'Relaxing Spray Sculpture'. This kinetic sculpture is made of two groupings of stainless-steel wires that were made by Harry Bertoia (circa 1950s-1960s...
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture

By Harry Bertoia
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Copper
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient sculpture featuring seven black monel "cat-tail" tops silvered to beryllium. Copper rods silvered to brass base. In fine condition. Measures: 14"...
Rocking Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Rocking Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Steel
A wide lounge chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll Associates. This example is the shock-mounted version that acts as a rocking chair. Wider than the Classic diamond chair, this version has...
Harry Bertoia Early Stainless Steel "Spray" Sculpture, USA, 1960s
Harry Bertoia Early Stainless Steel "Spray" Sculpt...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Early example of the iconic Spray sculpture by Harry Bertoia. A bundle of stainless steel wires are gathered and inserted into a heavy base. The loose ends are left to drape gracefully,...
Mid-Century Modern Knoll Diamond Bertoia Chair Reupholstered in Faux Leather

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-Century Modern Knoll Diamond Bertoia Chair Reu...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal, Faux Leather
Diamond chair Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll USA, d 1952 / c 1970s Reupholstered in faux leather + chrome 30 ⅝" h x 33 ⅜" w x 27 ¾" d x seat 16 ¼" h
Mid-Century Modern Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll Freshly Reupholstered

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-Century Modern Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll ...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
Rocking diamond chair Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll Associates USA, d 1952 / circa 1970s Reupholstered in faux leather + black powder coat frame. Measures: 27 ½" H x 44 ¼" W x...
Rare Pair of Red Fiberglass Knoll Bertoia Stools

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Rare Pair of Red Fiberglass Knoll Bertoia Stools
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Stools
Metal, Fiberglass
Very scarce pair of fiberglass Bertoia stools with original label and date on bottom.
Bertioa Knoll Large Rocking Diamond Chair in Cato Fabric

By Harry Bertoia
Bertioa Knoll Large Rocking Diamond Chair in Cato ...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Wool, Latex
Bertoia Knoll large rocking Diamond chair with white Cato fabric cover. Chair has the rocking feature bushings and is the white latex finish on wire. This chair is no longer in producti...
Set of Four Original Harry Bertoia for Knoll Black...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Steel
1950s-1960s, set of four original vintage Harry Bertoia for Knoll indoor outdoor black wire side chairs with two-piece seat cushions. Featuring enameled black wire frame with two-piece ...
Very Early Harry Bertoia Iron and Wood Slatted Bench for Knoll
Very Early Harry Bertoia Iron and Wood Slatted Ben...
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Iron, Wood
Amazing benched designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Simple iron base with ash or white oak slats. This particular bench is 82" long, unlike the more common 72" versions. It spent many ...
Harry Bertoia Architectural Weldment Maquette, USA 1960s

By Harry Bertoia
On Hold
Harry Bertoia Architectural Weldment Maquette, USA...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Bronze
A wonderful scaled model that relates to architectural and larger scale works that were produced by Harry Bertoia. The work is known as a weldment sculpture, a type of sculpture that is...
Harry Bertoia Welded Steel and Brass Sculpture, USA 1950s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Welded Steel and Brass Sculpture, US...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Sculptures
Brass, Steel
An early and unique welded from by Harry Bertoia. The sculpture's Form is extremely experimental and less formally structured than the majority of works by Bertoia. It is a nice example...
Val Bertoia : 100 Rods for 100 Years of Bertoia Sounds Sculpture

By Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
Val Bertoia : 100 Rods for 100 Years of Bertoia So...
Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass, Bronze
Contemporary artist Val Bertoia's '100 Rods for 100 Years of Bertoia Sounds Sculpture' is part of the Bertoia Sonambient series. This piece was designed to celebrate Italian born artist...
Harry Bertoia "Snake Gong for Sound Around", Sonambient Series, 2013

By Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
Harry Bertoia "Snake Gong for Sound Around", Sonam...
Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Bronze
Harry Bertoia's 'Snake Gong for Sound Around' is part of Bertoia Sonambient series. This piece was executed by Val Bertoia in 2013 and is inscribed B-1721. Sold with a Title of Authenti...
Set of Four Knoll Bertoia Side Chairs

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Set of Four Knoll Bertoia Side Chairs
Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Metal
Newer edition of the classic side chair. Powder coating is slightly thicker than earlier more vintage models.
Set of Four Knoll Bertoia Side Chairs

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Set of Four Knoll Bertoia Side Chairs
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Metal
Set of four vintage Harry Bertoia for Knoll wire side chairs in deep blue.
Harry Bertoia Bird Chairs in Red for Knoll International

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Harry Bertoia Bird Chairs in Red for Knoll Interna...
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome
A stunning pair of Harry Bertoia high back bird chairs designed for Knoll International, steel and chrome diamond wire base, upholstered in Red Hallingdal 65 0680 by Kvadrat, these chai...
Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wire Chairs in Black

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wire Chairs in Black
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
For your consideration are Harry Bertoia for Knoll vintage side chairs. These authentic examples are icons of Mid-Century Modern design, and are still being produced to this day. Their ...
Black Slat Bench by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Black Slat Bench by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Steel, Teak
Harry Bertoia's 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including the exquisite Bertoia bench. Innovative, comfortable and s...
Early Kinetic Sculpture by Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
Early Kinetic Sculpture by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Sculptures
Steel
An early and rare Kinetic sculpture by Harry Bertoia. The sculpture is made of steel rods with smallish sprouts that seem to grow from the structural base. There is a delicate Kinetic e...
Harry Bertoia Untitled Bronze Welded Rod Sculpture

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Untitled Bronze Welded Rod Sculpture...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
This is one of a series of patinated welded bronze sculptures that Bertoia did in the 1960s and 1970s. His work almost always has an organic quality to it and this piece is an excellent...
Pair of Harry Bertoia Side Chairs for Knoll

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Pair of Harry Bertoia Side Chairs for Knoll
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
A pair of Bertoia side chairs in black designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Great for indoor/outdoor use and complete with factory original vinyl seat pads.
Harry Bertoia Monotype "Tubes"

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Monotype "Tubes"
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
A rare, early signed example.
Harry Bertoia Stained Wood Bench by Knoll International, Germany, circa 1960

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Harry Bertoia Stained Wood Bench by Knoll Internat...
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Benches
Metal, Wood
Harry Bertoia stained wood bench by Knoll International, Germany, circa 1960.
Harry Bertoia "Spray" Sculpture with White Marble Base

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia "Spray" Sculpture with White Marble ...
Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
A vey nice example Harry Bertoia "Spray" sculpture with white marble base.
Harry Bertoia Monoprint, "5 Sculptures"

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Monoprint, "5 Sculptures"
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Harry Bertoia monoprint, "5 Sculptures". Another great one.
Harry Bertoia Multicolored Monotype in Silvered Frame

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Multicolored Monotype in Silvered Fr...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
A really wonderful example.
Harry Bertoia Monotype "4 Sculptures"

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Monotype "4 Sculptures"
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Two color in beautiful condition.
Harry Bertoia Monotype "Explosion"

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Monotype "Explosion"
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Harry Bertoia monotype "Explosion". Another great one.
Harry Bertoia Bronze Bush Form Sculpture, USA 1960s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Bronze Bush Form Sculpture, USA 1960...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Bronze
An outstanding example of Bertoia's greatly desired Bush form sculptures. The undulating form is consistent with his skill at creating organic forms and his love of nature.
Kinetic Harry Bertoia Sculpture

By Harry Bertoia
Kinetic Harry Bertoia Sculpture
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
A fascinating kinetic sculpture. Biomorphic rotating metal discs cantilevered on metal rods and attached to square wooden base. Provenance accompanies.
Henry Bertoia Postmodern Steel and Chrome Italian Diamond Chair by Knoll, 1980s

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Henry Bertoia Postmodern Steel and Chrome Italian ...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chairs
Steel
Diamond Chair has been designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952 and produced since then by Knoll. Seat and base are constructed of welded steel rods with polished chrome. We have found a pair...
Double Hanging Willow from the Seattle First National Bank
Double Hanging Willow from the Seattle First Natio...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Harry Bertoia. Double hanging willow from the Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, Washington, 1968. Stainless steel.
Bertoia Wire Chair

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Bertoia Wire Chair
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Bertoia wire chair in original condition. Vintage yellow vinyl upholstery has minor tear. Original tag on bottom.
Bertoia Child Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, 1960s

By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia Child Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, US...
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Chairs
Steel
Bertoia child chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, 1960s Bertoia child chair Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, 1960s Powder coated steel Measure: H 24.25 in, W 15.75 in, D 16.5 in (...
Harry Bertoia Wire Chairs for Knoll International, Early Production Set of Six

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Harry Bertoia Wire Chairs for Knoll International,...
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Steel
These early production and all original Harry Bertoia for Knoll International wire chairs are one of the most iconic designs of Mid-Century Modernism. The chairs are constructed of weld...
Pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll Associates Diamond Armchairs in Original Fabric

By Harry Bertoia, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll Associates Diamond...
Harry Bertoia, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal, Fabric
A gorgeous pair of Bertoia diamond arm chairs retaining their original covering and enamel paint surfaces, the pair remains in outstanding condition. Originally designed by Harry Bertoi...
Val Bertoia "Double Vertical Spray Sculpture," Steel Wires with Brass Base, 2014
Val Bertoia "Double Vertical Spray Sculpture," Ste...
Harry Bertoia, Val Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Sculptures
Brass, Stainless Steel
Contemporary artist Val Bertoia's "Double Vertical Spray Sculpture". This Kinetic sculpture was made by cutting one grouping of stainless-steel wires that were made by Harry Bertoia (ci...
Harry Bertoia Early Bronze Platform Sculpture, USA, 1950s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Early Bronze Platform Sculpture, USA...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Sculptures
Bronze
One of Bertoia's early forms, the "line and platform sculpture". Like many of Bertoia's sculptures, the vertical figures mounted on the base represent organic forms, possibly his childh...
1940s Monotype by Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
1940s Monotype by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1940s American Modern Prints
In her excellent monograph, Harry Bertoia, Printmaker, June Kompass Nelson describes the significance of Bertoia's prints to his sculpture. "Fantasy and geometry are the two major compo...
Harry Bertoia Patinated Solid Bronze Gong Sculpture, USA, 1970s
Harry Bertoia Patinated Solid Bronze Gong Sculptur...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
This large-scale work measures 4' in diameter with a striking pattern of circular cutouts. It is mounted in a stand for display purposes but when hung properly can also be sounded.
Harry Bertoia Early Wire Form Sculpture, Untitled

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Early Wire Form Sculpture, Untitled
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Sculptures
Steel, Wire
A very early sculpture that represents one of the many stages of Bertoia's experimentation with materials. He felt that "Wire forms have a great range of expressions. Their construction...
Harry Bertoia Spray Sculpture with Rare Flat Rounded Ends, USA 1960s
Harry Bertoia Spray Sculpture with Rare Flat Round...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Stainless Steel, Bronze
Harry Bertoia's spray sculptures are one of his most identifiable forms and this one has the additional appeal of the flat rounded bronze ends rarely found on the spray sculptures.
Maquette for the Fountain Sculpture at the Philadelphia Civic Center, circa 1967
Maquette for the Fountain Sculpture at the Philade...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Bronze
The actual fountain stood outside the Philadelphia Civic Center until 2000 when it was removed and kept in storage. It was recently acquired by the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill,...
Harry Bertoia Patinated Solid Bronze Gong Sculpture, USA, 1970s
On Hold
Harry Bertoia Patinated Solid Bronze Gong Sculptur...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Bronze
This large scale work measures 4' in diameter with gracefully arcing cuts creating divergent planes from the nearly unbroken circle. It is mounted in a stand for display purposes but wh...
Original Harry Bertoia “Diamond” Chair

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Original Harry Bertoia “Diamond” Chair
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Paint
Original Harry Bertoia "Diamond" chair for Knoll, distressed industrial finish.
Bertoia Baby Chair with Cushion, Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, 1960s
Bertoia Baby Chair with Cushion, Harry Bertoia for...
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Chairs
Steel, Naugahyde
Bertoia Baby Chair with Cushion, Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, 1960s Bertoia Baby Chair with Cushion By Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, 1960s. Powder coated steel, Naugahyde. Measures: H...
 Spray Sculpture Attributed to Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
Spray Sculpture Attributed to Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal, Wire, Marble
Harry Bertoia for Knoll attributed iconic Kinetic spray sculpture. Rare example on black marble base. Not signed.
Harry Bertoia Pressure Melt Sculpture

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Pressure Melt Sculpture
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Bronze
A unique example of Bertoia's pressure melt technique, wherein metals are heated and subjected to hammer blows to achieve the desired form. This piece is in bronze with a heavy coat of ...
Harry Bertoia Patinated Bronze Gong

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Patinated Bronze Gong
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Bronze
This gong has an incredible patina and is a smaller scale than the Classic solid bronze gongs he created.
Monumental Copper Gong by Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
Monumental Copper Gong by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collectibles
Bronze, Copper
A massive copper gong designed and executed during the 1960s by Harry Bertoia. We have added a blackened steel base with stem to support the gong. Measurement is for the gong only.  
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair
Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Velvet
• Designed by Harry Bertoia for the Knoll Company • Stainless steel frame reupholstered in rust velvet • 20th century, American Dimensions: • Overall: 31" D x 44" W x 27.75" H  ...
Sonambient Sculpture by Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
Sonambient Sculpture by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Bronze, Copper
An atypical form for Beartoia's (1915-1978) sonambients given it's split in the centre of the rods. I desirable size for display in the home and a typically wonderful sound quality.
Rare Harry Bertoia Stainless Steel Wire Sculpture, circa 1960

By Harry Bertoia
Rare Harry Bertoia Stainless Steel Wire Sculpture,...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Over many years Bertoia worked with various designs using stainless steel. This piece is reminiscent of the spray sculptures but is a rare if not unique form produced during that period...
Harry Bertoia Stainless Steel Willow Sculpture, USA, 1970s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Stainless Steel Willow Sculpture, US...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Stainless Steel
A heavy stainless steel base and pole support a spray of hundreds of delicate stainless wires, arcing from the center creating a graceful drape of steel. One of Bertoia's most celebrate...
Pair of Early Harry Bertoia for Knoll Diamond Chairs with Original Leather Cover
Pair of Early Harry Bertoia for Knoll Diamond Chai...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather
Pair of early Harry Bertoia for Knoll diamond chairs with original leather covers. Pristine vintage condition, each chair bears the 320 Park Ave. Knoll label. Leather is soft and supple...
Pair of Child's Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

By Harry Bertoia, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Pair of Child's Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Harry Bertoia, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1950s American American Modern Chairs
Original pair of child's chairs #425. Designed in 1955. Welded steel tops and steel rod bases.
Harry Bertoia "Six Branches" Stainless Steel Sculpture, 1960s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia "Six Branches" Stainless Steel Sculp...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Stainless Steel
"Six branches" sculpture, with stainless steel wires silvered together in two clusters per "branch" onto stems of stainless steel, by Harry Bertoia, American 1960s. This sculpture comes...
Limited Edition Sonambient Sculpture Designed by Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
Limited Edition Sonambient Sculpture Designed by H...
Harry Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures
Silver, Brass, Bronze
 Originally designed by Harry Bertoia in 1970 this sonambient sculpture is #81 of a limited edition of 100 reproductions authorized by the Bertoia Estate and Bertoia Studio. The rods ar...
Harry Bertoia for Knoll Chrome Wire Bar Stools, Set of Five

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia for Knoll Chrome Wire Bar Stools, Se...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stainless Steel
Set of five iconic chrome wire bar stools designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. This set is unmarked by Knoll, which means they are pre-2004 production. Near mint condition.
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair with Red Wool Pad

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair with Red Wool Pad
Harry Bertoia
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Wool
Harry Bertoia diamond chair with red wool pad manufactured by Knoll. Stainless steel and welded steel rod construction.
Pair of Smaller Black Wire Bertoia Children's Chairs with Yellow Fabric by Knoll

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Pair of Smaller Black Wire Bertoia Children's Chai...
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Pair of black metal Bertoia childs chairs with yellow the original Naugahyde pillows. This pair is smaller than most of the children's chairs available. $125 flat rate front door del...
Chromed Midcentury Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ottoman for Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Chromed Midcentury Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome
Large diamond chrome chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. The chair has its original red full fabric cover. The chromed steel is in good condition. Ottoman measures: De...
Harry Bertoia Hand-Hammered Silver Gong Pendant, USA, 1975

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Hand-Hammered Silver Gong Pendant, U...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Silver
Bertoia had a natural talent for working in metal. At Cranbrook Academy of Art he ran the metal studio and often created jewelry for his colleagues and classmates. This piece was made l...
Important 1950s Harry Bertoia "Design of Wire Form" Pod Sculpture
Important 1950s Harry Bertoia "Design of Wire Form...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Stainless Steel
This remarkable piece consisting of 68 expandable stainless wires offers a glimpse into the genius of Harry Bertoia’s design process. This early design wire form sculpture, made by Harr...
Harry Bertoia Steel Wire and Gypsum Form Sculpture, 1960s
Harry Bertoia Steel Wire and Gypsum Form Sculpture...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
A wonderful example of the creative genius of Harry Bertoia. This 1960s example of bundled metal wires encased in a gypsum form is one of Bertoia's more obscure forms. COA available.
Harry Bertoia Patinated Bronze Bush Sculpture, circa 1970

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Patinated Bronze Bush Sculpture, cir...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
An extraordinary example of Bertoi's greatly desired Bush form. It's size and irregular form make this a rare opportunity to acquire an important example of Harry Bertoia's work.
Harry Bertoia Patinated Silver Brooch with Coral and Ebony, USA, 1943
Harry Bertoia Patinated Silver Brooch with Coral a...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1940s American Collectibles and Curiosities
Coral, Ebony, Silver
An unusual piece of Bertoia's jewelry with a figurative quality. This brooch was included in an exhibit, "In Nature's Embrace: The World of Harry Bertoia" at the Reading Public Museum, ...
Harry Bertoia Diamond Armchairs in Original Black Fabric
Harry Bertoia Diamond Armchairs in Original Black ...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal, Fabric
Harry Bertoia 'Diamond' armchairs retaining their original covering and enamel paint surfaces, remain in outstanding condition. The original black woven coverings are in very clean cond...
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ottoman for Knoll

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ottoman for Knoll
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel
Since Harry Bertoia's Diamond chair was produced by Knoll in the 1950s these wire chairs have become one of the most iconic designs of Mid-Century Modernism. Both the pair of chairs and...
Diamond Wire Side Lounge Armchair by Bertoia Knoll International, Midcentury

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Diamond Wire Side Lounge Armchair by Bertoia Knoll...
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fabric
Diamond wire side lounge armchair by Bertoia Knoll International, midcentury and original with full cover Knoll textiles fabric The diamond chair is an astounding study in space, form ...
Untitled monotype by Harry Bertoia

By Harry Bertoia
Untitled monotype by Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Prints
Iconic American designer Harry Bertoia began creating his first monotypes in the 1940s as a way to more freely express his ideas for bronze sculpture. He would proceed to create monotyp...
Harry Bertoia Sculpture Screen Commissioned by Florence Knoll, USA 1959
Harry Bertoia Sculpture Screen Commissioned by Flo...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Sculpture screen from a set of ten commissioned by architect and interior designer Florence Knoll for the First National Bank of Miami. The screens were amongst the earliest of approxim...
Harry Bertoia Hand-Forged Silver, Ebony and Silver Wire Pendant, USA, 1942
Harry Bertoia Hand-Forged Silver, Ebony and Silver...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Ebony, Silver
This early wire wrapped pendant was likely made by Harry Bertoia while he was at Cranbrook.
Harry Bertoia Bronze Melt-Pressed Sculpture, USA, 1960s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Bronze Melt-Pressed Sculpture, USA, ...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Bronze
Bertoia's pressure melting or forging, technique had its roots in his earlier work in jewelry. Bertoia subjected the metal to heat and the hammer to mold it into the shapes he desired.
Harry Bertoia Knoll Industrial Design Diamond Chair Jig, 1952

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Knoll Industrial Design Diamond Chai...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Steel
Rare industrial design jig by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1952. In 1952, Harry Bertoia and his small team resolved a monumental industrial design challenge - how to produce his wire di...
Important Harry Bertoia Sculptures from Stemmons Towers, Dallas
Important Harry Bertoia Sculptures from Stemmons T...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Brass, Bronze
This important grouping of Bertoia sculptures were the centerpiece of the Stemmons Towers International sculpture garden in Dallas, Texas.
Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel
Part of Harry Bertoia's 1952 collection of sculptural wire furniture for Knoll, the fanciful Bird Chair features a low seat, a high back, and wide armrests. A durable white finish coats...
Harry Bertoia Silicone Bronze Gong

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Silicone Bronze Gong
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Bronze
One of the many popular forms Bertoia worked with the split gongs have both an amazing visual and sounding presence.
Important Harry Bertoia Silver, Ebony and Coral Pendant, USA, circa 1950
Important Harry Bertoia Silver, Ebony and Coral Pe...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Collectibles and Curiosities
Silver, Coral, Ebony
Bertoia stopped producing jewelry in the late 1940s except for rare occasions when he would barter a piece in exchange for materials from his metal supplier. This piece has remained in ...
Knoll Bertoia Wide Diamond Chair

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Knoll Bertoia Wide Diamond Chair
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel
Authentic wide version of the iconic Diamond chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Made of a welded metal mesh frame powder coated in white with a powder coated black base. The cha...
Pair of Vintage Harry Bertoia Bar Stools Black and White
Pair of Vintage Harry Bertoia Bar Stools Black and...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Metal
Nice pair of original vintage Harry Bertoia bar stools designed in the 1950s. Priced individually. Exquisite stools with the trademark grid seat and smooth rubber-ish thick lacquered tu...
Set of Four Harry Bertoia Canary Yellow "Shell" Chairs for Knoll, Early 1960s
Set of Four Harry Bertoia Canary Yellow "Shell" Ch...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass
A rare set of four yellow fiberglass hard shell chairs on steel frames designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. This set has been used daily for over 50 years so they have color loss, fadin...
Set of Three Bertoia Counter Height Bar Stools by Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Set of Three Bertoia Counter Height Bar Stools by ...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wire
A set of three counter stools. The stools are produced by Knoll. They were designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952, yet the design remains quite relevant today. The seats and bases are constr...
Mid-Century Modern Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia ...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal, Coating
Original diamond chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International. Coated metal diamond shell with black metal frame. The coating was originally white but has faded and darkened over the ...
Pair of Bertoia Diamond Chairs by Knoll with Original Shells

By Harry Bertoia
Pair of Bertoia Diamond Chairs by Knoll with Origi...
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Iron, Naugahyde
Labeled and "As Found." Shells show signs of wear and use. Foam shells are hard. Diamond chairs in excellent condition. Customer to replace new shells from Knoll.
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll Dining Chairs

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll Dining Chairs
Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Upholstery
Nice pair of dining chairs designed by Bertoia for Knoll. Matched pair, both in very good, original condition, both retain Knoll 655 Madison Ave labels (circa 1980s). Measures: Seat H 1...
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll Dining Chairs

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll Dining Chairs
Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Pair of Bertoia design for Knoll wire dining chairs, with off-white pad seats. Nice vintage pair retaining the original Knoll label (655 Madison Ave). Measures: Seat height 18, fine, or...
Chrome Children's Bertoia Side Chair with White Seat Cushion by Knoll, Pair

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Chrome Children's Bertoia Side Chair with White Se...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Steel, Chrome
Pair of chrome children's Bertoia side chair with white seat cushion by Knoll.
"Diamond" Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
"Diamond" Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
'Diamond' chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, in white enameled stainless steel on a welded black steel base. Please note: Pickup for this chair is in Denver, CO. The diamo...
Five Iconic Harry Bertoia White Powder Coated Side Chairs Stamped Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Five Iconic Harry Bertoia White Powder Coated Side...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Steel
The Bertoia side chair is an icon of Mid-Century Modern design. Bertoia found sublime grace in an Industrial material, creating a design that works with every decor, in every room. Pric...
Original Large Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair for Knoll
Original Large Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Di...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Rubber
Super cool pair of original large diamond chairs designed by Harry Bertoia and manufactured by Knoll. These are the larger version of the diamond chair and have rubber shock mounts so t...
Harry Bertoia Untitled, “Multi-Plane,” 1950s

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Untitled, “Multi-Plane,” 1950s
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Wall-mounted Sculptures
Brass, Steel
Harry Bertoia. (Multi-plane with shaped sculpture). USA, circa 1950s. Brass melt-coated steel plates on central steel stem. Measures: 130 cm H. 51.25 in H.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Diamond Chairs by...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome
Pair of chrome with period 1970 purple fabric diamond chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll.
Bertoia Stool by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Bertoia Stool by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Steel, Fabric
Pair of stools by Harry Bertoia, produced by Knoll since the 1950s. Those presented by us are 2000s. Structure in chromed steel rod. padded cushion. Excellent general conditions. ...
Harry Bertoia Bracelet Sculpted and Worn by Harry Himself

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Bracelet Sculpted and Worn by Harry ...
Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Brass
In the 1970s Kaaren Berntsen of Oslo, Norway invited Harry Bertoia to create a line of jewelry produced in limited editions. The present lot was likely made by Bertoia for this project ...
Original Bertoia Side Chairs Revisited by Clément Brazille

By Harry Bertoia, Clément Brazille
Original Bertoia Side Chairs Revisited by Clément...
Harry Bertoia, Clément Brazille
2010s French Modern Chairs
Created by French designer Clement Brazille, Bertoia loom chair is a reinterpretation of some of the iconic works of Italian born American designer Harry Bertoia. The chair is an origin...
Pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll Blue Fiberglass Side Chairs Black Wire Base

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll Blue Fiberglass Si...
Harry Bertoia, Knoll Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass
Handsome pair of Knoll Associates hard shell fiberglass side chairs by Harry Bertoia. These two are royal blue with a black wire base and retain their original tags. They are over-all i...
Harry Bertoia Brass and Bronze Sonambient Sculpture, USA, 1966
On Hold
Harry Bertoia Brass and Bronze Sonambient Sculptur...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Brass, Bronze
A sounding sculpture with straight vertical rods placed in an undulating wave pattern on a flat base. One of the rare small fine wire sonambients that produce a distinctive resonant sou...
Bertoia Bar Stools by Knoll - 2 Left!

By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia Bar Stools by Knoll - 2 Left!
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Steel
Sold in pairs...these Bertoia bar stools in black metal have original vinyl blue seat pads. Excellent condition. Price reflected is for two stools. ONLY two of these stools remain in...
Vintage Black Original Bertoia Chair

By Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Vintage Black Original Bertoia Chair
Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Plastic
Vintage black original Bertoia chair, with red seat pad, designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in the 1950s.  
Harry Bertoia "Diamond Chair"

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia "Diamond Chair"
Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Diamond easy chair designed by Harry Bertoia with nice patina.
Harry Bertoia Monoprint

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Monoprint
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints
Monoprint by Harry Bertoia, initialed and numbered 1848 mounted in solid wood frame on rice paper. From the Bertoia Family collection.
Pair of Bertoia Diamond Chairs

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Pair of Bertoia Diamond Chairs
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll diamond chairs. Iconic midcentury design, no damage, welds or repairs. Measure: Seat height 16.
Harry Bertoia Black Metal Chairs with Black Leather Pads
Harry Bertoia Black Metal Chairs with Black Leathe...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather
Set of four Harry Bertoia black metal chairs with black leather upper and lower pads, circa 1960s. Excellent condition. Manufactured by Knoll.
Rare Size Knoll Bertoia Slat Bench

By Harry Bertoia
Rare Size Knoll Bertoia Slat Bench
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Chrome
Artist and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia's career began in the 1930s as a student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he re-established the metal-working studio and, taught as hea...
Harry Bertoia Bird Chair and Ottoman by Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Bird Chair and Ottoman by Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Rubber, Steel
This early bird chair and ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll has a frame of chromed steel and a vivid blue cover. The fame is the cleanest we've ever seen and the fabric is in great ori...
Bertoia Diamond Chairs with Black Wool Pads by Knoll

By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia Diamond Chairs with Black Wool Pads by Kno...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Wool
Harry Bertoia diamond chair with black wool pad manufactured by Knoll. Stainless steel and welded steel rod construction. Two chairs available. Price is per chair. Measure: Seat height ...
Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll International

By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll International
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel
1972 Harry Bertoia diamond chair by Knoll International. Excellent condition. Original pad retained if desired to use as template to make new pad. Measures: Seat height is 14 inches.
Harry Bertoia monotype

By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia monotype
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Prints
Monotype by Harry Bertoia, initialed and numbered 1860 on rice paper set mounted in oiled walnut frame. From the Bertoia Family collection. A beautiful rendering of his sculptures ideas...
Bertoia Diamond Chairs for Knoll

By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Bertoia Diamond Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Chrome, Plastic
Early Knoll production with custom Napa leather bikini cushions.