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1970s MCM Knoll Poppy Orange Wool & Chrome Bertoia Diamond Armchair

About the Item

This listing is for a highly sought after, Classic, authentic custom made orange wool full cover Knoll Bertoia Diamond chair. **The textile is a stunning fabric, and it was custom made by Knoll. The frame is in polished chrome. This is a stunningly beautiful chair! This chair does make the room! It is in good vintage condition. There are no rips on the upholstery. The cover is is incredible shape. The chrome does have some rust on it, as pictured, and this shows nicely. This is an Authentic Knoll chair. New this chair can be purchased for $2800+. 33.5" Width 28.25" Depth 30" Height 16.5" Seat Height Details: Dimensions: 33.5"W × 28.25"D × 30"H Styles: Mid-Century Modern Number of Seats 1 Seat Height 16.5 in Original Condition: Original Condition Unaltered Does it have imperfections? Some Imperfections Brand: Knoll Period: 1970s Item Type: Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned Materials: Chrome, Wool Condition: Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections Color: Orange Condition Notes: It is in good vintage condition. There are no rips on the upholstery. The cover is is in excellent shape. The chrome does have some rust on it, as pictured, and this shows nicely. Shipping This item ships from Basel, Switzerland. We partner with top international shippers. Please, inquire for a quote to your location. Please ask any questions, and see all photos, and zoom in on them. All sales are final, no returns. Thank you for looking. ___________ About the Knoll Bertoia Diamond Chair: Characteristic of the early environment at Knoll, Hans and Florence never demanded that Bertoia design furniture, but instead encouraged him to explore whatever he liked. They simply asked that if he arrived at something interesting, to show them. Bertoia later explained the process: “I went around and discovered, quite soon, that I was not the man to do research. My feeling was that had to come from an inward direction. I began to rely once more on my own body. I began to think in terms of what I would like as a chair. It started very slowly…I came into rod or wire, whether bent of straight. I seemed to find myself at home. It was logical to make an attempt utilizing the wire. "Once more, I went through the procedure of positioning, considering the possibility of shapes, then relating, of course, what the wire itself could be, what shapes it might take, whether there were any tools to do it with. There are many aspects of the same things coming into one’s mind, but the very first thing was whether a shape would come up that would begin to serve as a chair, sitting on it, etc. One was taking the shape of a side chair; another was beginning to extend to care of the head. This developed to the point where something could be held on to…You know, when you have something in front of you that can really physically be held, it becomes easier to make changes.” ____________ About Knoll (Manufacturer) As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office. The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of Industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car Crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace. Today, Classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.
  • Creator:
    Harry Bertoia (Designer),Knoll (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 30 in (76.2 cm)Width: 33.5 in (85.09 cm)Depth: 28.25 in (71.76 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in (41.91 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1970
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. It is in good vintage condition. There are no rips on the upholstery. The cover is is in excellent shape. The chrome does have some rust on it, as pictured, and it overall shows nicely.
  • Seller Location:
    Basel, CH
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU7344231646882
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