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Harry Bertoia Seating

American, Italian, 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 mid-century modernism. Among furniture aficionados, Bertoia is known for his chairs such as 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, he 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

At Cranbrook, 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 the school, 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.

Find vintage Harry Bertoia sculptures, armchairs, benches and other furniture and art on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wide White Diamond Chair & Ottoman with Pink Upholstery
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia for Knoll wide version diamond chair with ottoman, frames are original white paint an original but faded pink Knoll textile covers. Minor scuffs to f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Midcentury Chrome Bar Stools by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century classic and iconic Bertoia for Knoll stools in a high chrome finish. Architectural design, clean original condition, ready to use. Very solid and sturdy showing no loss t...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Stainless Steel, Chrome

Set of 2 'Diamond' Leather Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, USA, c. 1960's
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing a rare and limited set of "Diamond" chairs designed by the influential Harry Bertoia for Knoll. First designed in 1952 for Knoll, the diamond chair was by far Bertoia's m...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Bird Chair + Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1960s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. Wire frame, good for indoor or outdoor use.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Set of 6 Bertoia Wire Chairs with Original Yellow Cushions by Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Hanover, MA
Set of six newly restored wite Bertoia wire chairs model 420-2 produced by Knoll circa 1961 including original yellow Knoll seat cushions. These chairs have been freshly powder coate...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Mid 20th Century Modern Model 400 Bench by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Brugge, BE
1960s Model 400 USA Teak and steel 38.5cm high, 167cm wide, 47cm deep Born in Italy in 1915, Harry Bertoia became a prominent sculptor and furniture designer in the United Stat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Chrome Bird Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 1952
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
Bird chair in chrome. The chair has a beautiful and elegant design with beautiful angles an d details. The chair shows some traces of use, like some rusty spots, which can be polishe...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Set of 6 Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wire Side Chairs Tan Leather Mid Century Modern
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of 6 Harry Bertoia for Knoll wire side chairs. A wonderful set of clean, chic Bertoia wire side chairs featuring lovely beige leather seat ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Chrome

Harry Bertoia Diamond Armchair Knoll International
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in BAARLO, LI
Classic Diamond wire armchair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Designed in 1952. This version was produced in the 1970s. The white frame is in good vintage condition, with slight signs of...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Bird Chair & Ottoman with Black Upholstery Original 60s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
An iconic “Bird Chair” with the matching ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Original black upholstery. Early edition, circa 1960s. The high back design is a modern statement but als...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia Bench 400 Knoll International Mid Century Coffee Table
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Berlin, BE
This design by Harry Bertoia for Hans and Florence Knoll is an icon of mid-century modern design. Straightforward and simple but still unmistakable. The base has been kept in origina...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Large Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1970s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Lasne, BE
Armchair in metal and blue fabric by Harry Bertoia. Large Diamond model. Seat height: 39 cm. Wear due to time and age.
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Slat Bench by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Wood slat bench with metal legs. Tagged.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia for Knoll ”BIRD” Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Harry Bertoia Bird Frame or High Back Diamond. Black metal frame with 4 rubber bushings that let that chair rock slightly. Newer Knoll cover in the last 10-15 years. Cover is very...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wire Diamond Chair Mid Century Modern
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Discover sculptural sophistication with this Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wire Diamond Chair, a true Mid Century Modern gem. Its intricate and airy wire frame is a triumph of space-defyin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Diamond Chair - Chrome
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Kennett Square, PA
Chrome diamond chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll - a mid century classic, appears to be fairly recently made. Black leather seat highlights the striking chrome. Always surpri...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Chrome

Mid Century White & Black Diamond Wire Chair by Bertoia for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Detroit, MI
This vintage mid century modern diamond wire lounge chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll is circa 1970. Originally designed by Bertoia in 1952, the industrial material and scul...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Iron, Wire

Harry Bertoia 2 Chairs
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Lucca, IT
Harry Bertoia 2 chairs 1960 .This type of chair by architect Harry Bertoia is an icon of dedign.These two chairs are original and intact .They are suitable for any type of environmen...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metallic Thread

Mid Century White Diamond Wire Chairs by Bertoia for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Detroit, MI
This set of four vintage mid century modern diamond wire lounge chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll are circa 1970. Originally designed by Bertoia in 1952, the industrial mate...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Iron, Wire

Original 1960s Set of Six Harry Bertoia Side Chairs with Full Seat Covers
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous set was acquired from an original owner who bought the set of six chairs in 1968 from Knoll and I have a copy of the receipts. The chairs are covered in the original re...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal, Steel

1980s Harry Bertoia for Knoll International Bar Stools With Original Cushion
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Boston, MA
Pair of authentic Bertoia bar stools by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, circa 1988. Black powder coated frame with original tan colored seat pad that snaps securely to the fra...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoria Chairs metal Knoll 1970 production Model 420
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Harry Bertoria Chairs metal Knoll 1970 production Model 420
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Expertly Restored - Vintage Harry Bertoia Diamond Wire Chair for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

BERTOIA Chairs, Model 420, Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Neuss, NW
BERTOIA chair, model 420, designed in the 1940s by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Frame made of wire mesh with a new felt cover in grey. The offer includes 4 chair...
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1940s American Bauhaus Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

White Wire Side Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1952 Set of 4
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Van Nuys, CA
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. T...
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20th Century Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Early Set of Four Harry Bertoia Molded Shell Side Chairs for Knoll, Labeled
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Set of four molded shell side chairs designed by Harry Bertoia and manufactured by Knoll. Originally debuted in 1960, this very early set is from 1963 and...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

PAIR of Diamond Chairs by Harry BERTOIA, KNOLL INTERNATIONAL
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Berlin, Berlin
A pair of original Diamond Chairs, designed by Harry Bertoia. U.S.A., Knoll International, 1970s Early production Diamond chairs in white and black painted metal with rust-orange ve...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia “Big Diamond” Chair for Knoll International, USA 1960
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An impressive lounge chair designed by Harry Bertoia, manufactured by Knoll International in the USA around 1970. This iconic piece is named the “Big Diamond”, after the bent diamon...
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1960s American Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Early and Rare 'Pre-Production' Harry Bertoia Small Diamond Chair for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Early production small diamond chair with a very usual double wire seat configuration, the typical wire structure is in place but an additional larger space...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Wire

Knoll by Harry Bertoia Black & Green Bertoia Side Dining Chairs, Set of 2
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952 his namesake collection has remained in production with Knoll ever since, with the side chair becoming one of the most recognisable furni...
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2010s Italian Harry Bertoia Seating

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Fabric

Harry Bertoia for Knoll 'Bird' Ottoman in Welded Steel
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 'bird' ottoman, lacquered welded steel, United States, design 1952, later production This Bird ottoman is a design by Harry Bertoia from 1952. Executed in b...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Harry Bertoia White Wire Diamond Lounge Chair for Knoll (A)
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A white plastic coated welded wire diamond lounge chair with a contrasting satin black base and sunflower yellow leatherette seat pad . Manufactured by Knoll International and design...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Wire

Harry Bertoia #420 Wire Dining Chairs for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of four white wire dining chairs with black bases and bright yellow upholstered seat pads . A great special order combination making for a cheery and refined look and feel , de...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia White Wire Diamond Lounge Chair for Knoll (B)
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A white plastic coated welded wire diamond lounge chair with a contrasting satin black base and sunflower yellow leatherette seat pad . Manufactured by Knoll International and design...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Wire

Harry Bertoia Upholstered Small Diamond Lounge Chair for Knoll ( B )
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very nice black wire framed small diamond lounge chair with matching black base . Having a full upholstered cover in a chocolate tone with soft woven fabric making the chair a very...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Harry Bertoia, Bench Model 400
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Firenze, IT
Harry Bertoia Bench Model 400 Bench model 400 designed by Harry Bertoia, metal legs and wooden slatted seat. Manufactured by Knoll International, USA, late 1950s Bibliography: S. Ro...
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1950s Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia Upholstered Small Diamond Lounge Chair for Knoll ( A )
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very nice black wire framed small diamond lounge chair with matching black base . Having a full upholstered cover in a chocolate tone with soft woven fabric making the chair a very...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Pair of Mid Century Modern Bertoia Large Diamond Chairs
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Tulsa, OK
Pair of Mid Century Modern Bertoia Large Diamond Chairs Sold individually at $1738 each. Above average vintage condition and structurally...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Mid Century Modern Bertoia Large White Wire Diamond Chairs
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Tulsa, OK
Mid Century Modern Bertoia Large White Wire Diamond Chairs Good vintage condition and structurally sound. Some discoloration on the white white looks to ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Early Bird Chair & Ottoman Bouclé by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1970s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Aachen, NW
Early Bouclé wool edition Bird chair & ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. The groundbreaking Bird chair was designed in the 50s by Harry Bertoia and made by Knoll. This mid-century classic supports countless positions and offers a comforting oasis of calm. This edition is a very nice fully restored Bouclé...
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Mid-20th Century American Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Harry Bertoia for Knoll 'Bird' Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Welded Steel
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 'bird' easy chair with ottoman, lacquered welded steel, United States, design 1952, later production This Bird armchair with ottoman is a design by Harry Be...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Set of Four Harry Bertoia for Knoll Barstool in Chrome & Black Leatherette
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Deisgned in the early 1950s by genius up-and-coming designer Harry Bertoia, this chair stands today as part of an entire line produced by Knoll. Accompanied by Bertoia's Diamond chai...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Large Knoll Diamond Bertoia Lounge - Single
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Raleigh, NC
1960’s Large Knoll Diamond bertoia lounge designed by Harry Bertoia. Very comfy with rubber pads allowing this lounge to flex for comfort. Bertoia ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Harry Bertoia for Knoll International Bird Chair and Ottoman
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in The Hague, NL
Harry Bertoia for Knoll International bird chair and ottoman. This iconic lounge chair and ottoman were originally designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952 and manufactured by Knoll Interna...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Set of Four Harry Bertoia for Knoll Barstool in Chrome & Black Leatherette
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Deisgned in the early 1950s by genius up-and-coming designer Harry Bertoia, this chair stands today as part of an entire line produced by Knoll. Accompanied by Bertoia's Diamond chai...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of China red lacquered “Diamond” chairs by Harry Bertoia, 1950
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Roma, RM
Pair of China red lacquered “Diamond” chairs by Harry Bertoia. Production: Knoll, 1950s Dimensions: 90 W x 70 H x 74 D cm Sold as set of 2.
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1950s Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

1970s Harry Bertoia for Knoll Black Wire Side Chair
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Harry Bertoia for Knoll Black Side Chair No label Black Metal with original vinyl cushion. Visible use and wear. 30 h x 20.75 w x 22.75 d Seat 17.25 Unrestored preowned vintage cond...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Bird Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Gießen, DE
The „Bird Chair“ is the Lounge Chair version of the Harry Bertoia product family for Knoll International, designed in 1952. Black and white steel construction connected with original...
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1950s Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Harry Bertoia Baby Size Child Chairs - a Pair
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage pair of wire child chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. This iconic chair was originally issued in three sizes. As the smallest size was never reissued, the miniatures...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

2000s Harry Bertoia for Knoll Diamond Lounge Chair in Purple Boucle
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a classic Bertoia Diamond Chair, Model No. 421, originally designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. This particular example dates to the early 2000s and came from a corpo...
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Early 2000s American Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Bird Lounge Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 1970s
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Izegem, VWV
1970s production Bird Chair in black by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International. New rubber shockmounts were provided.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Set of 4 Diamond chairs, Harry Bertoia, Knoll International
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Milano, Lombardia
The Diamond Chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Like Saarinen and Mies, Bertoia found sublime grace in an ind...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

2000s Set of Six Harry Bertoia for Knoll Chrome Wire Dining / Side Chairs
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These are classic Bertoia side chairs, model 420c, designed in 1952 by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International. These chairs consist of welded chromed-steel wire seats & backs, and ret...
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Early 2000s American Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

2021 Harry Bertoia for Knoll Counter Stool in White with Full Cover
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a classic 2021 production Harry Bertoia for Knoll Counter Stool, Model 426C, originally designed in 1952. The piece is fabricated of a wel...
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2010s American Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Bertoia Diamond Chairs, White, Set of Two, Welded & Painted Steel
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY Bertoia Diamond Chairs, White, Set of Two, Welded & Painted Steel. They are as elegant, strong and functional as when they were manufactured. The chairs will add a touch of class to any setting. Harry Bertoia's career began in the 1930s as a student at Cranbrook Academy of Art where he re-established the metal-working studio and later became head of the department before the school closed during WWII due to wartime restrictions on materials in 1943. During the war, Bertoia moved to California and is credited with developing new techniques for molding plywood with Charles and Ray Eames also from Cranbrook. Harry Bertoia is one of the many well-known artists and designers who attended The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, The school & buildings were designed by architect and faculty member, Eliel Saarinen who collaborated with Charles and Ray Eames on chair and furniture design. It is the country’s top ranked, graduate-only program in architecture, design and fine art. Each year, just 75 students are invited to study and live on the landmark Saarinen-designed campus which features: private studios, state-of-the art workshops, the renowned Cranbrook Art Museum and 300 acres of forests, lakes and streams, all a short drive from the city of Detroit. The focus at Cranbrook is on studio practice in one of ten disciplines including Architecture, 2D and 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The program is anchored by celebrated Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, one for each discipline, all of whom live and practice on campus alongside the graduate students. Numerous creative artists who are alumni of Cranbrook include: Florence Knoll, Jack Lenor Larsen, Donald Lipski, Duane Hanson, Nick Cave, Hani Rashid, George Nelson, Urban Jupena (Nationally recognized fiber artist), Artis Lane (the first African-American artist to have her sculpture, "Sojourner Truth," commissioned for the Emancipation Hall in the Capital Visitor Center in Washington DC), Cory Puhlman (televised Pastry Chef extraordinaire), Thom O’Connor (Lithographs), Paul Evans (Brutalist-inspired sculpted metal furnishings), Eugene Caples (small bronze images/abstract), Morris Brose (Bronze Sculptures), Herb Babcock (blown glass), Larry Butcher (mixed media), Lauren Anais Hussey (Abstract), Andrea Eis (film, photography), Lilian Swann Saarinen (Sculpture), Douglas Semivan...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

1950s Harry Bertoia for Knoll Associates Model 400 Bench in Oak with Black Base
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an iconic slatted oak bench designed by Harry Bertoia and produced by Knoll. It dates to circa 1952. This piece was constructed using solid oak wood for the top an...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Vintage White Bertoia Steel Wire Side Chair With "X" Base by Knoll Set of 4
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Culver City, CA
These spectacular chairs need no introduction. this rare X base models are in my opinion the most incredible of his designs with this unexpected and unconventional look and design al...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Steel

Chair Armchair Harry Bertoia for Knoll Black Metal Midcentury United States 1970
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Palermo, IT
Chair or armchair designed by the designer Harry Bertoia and produced in the United States in the 70s by Knoll international. The sculptural armchair/chair was made of black enamelle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia Seating

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Metal

Harry Bertoia seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Harry Bertoia seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Harry Bertoia seating, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Harry Bertoia were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Charles Eames, Selig, and Harvey Probber. Prices for Harry Bertoia seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $650 and can go as high as $12,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,016.
Questions About Harry Bertoia Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Whether or not a Harry Bertoia chair is comfortable really comes down to a matter of personal preference, but there are a lot of positive reviews pertaining to how comfortable the Italian-born American designer’s seating is. 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. Shop a selection of Bertoia chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.

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