1 of 11 images

Harry Bertoia Bird Chair and Ottoman by Knoll

About

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 original condition. We have had the original cover cleaned and restored with new foam. Ottoman measures: Ottoman: 14.5" H X 23.5" W X 17.25" D.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 40.25 in. x W 38.5 in. x D 33 in.

    H 102.24 cm x W 97.79 cm x D 83.82 cm

  • Seat height
    14.5 in. (36.83 cm)
  • Seller location
    Highland, IN
  • Reference number
    LU90919373413

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2011
Typical response time: 4 hrs
Located in Highland, IN
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phone

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN

Adrian Pearsall Rare Lounge Chair and Ottoman b...

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Lounge Chairs

Leather, Walnut

Many of the best Adrian Pearsall designs combine fluid lines and sculptural wood bases. This uncommon lounge chair and ottoman have both of those qualities. The walnut bases support ...

NaN

Sergio Rodrigues Sheriff Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Sergio Rodrigues

Italian Lounge Chairs

Leather, Teak

This exceptional vintage example of the Brazilian architect and designer's master work is visually stunning and incredibly comfortable. Designed in 1957, the chair took first prize a...

NaN / item

Adrian Pearsall Pair of Crescent Lounge Chairs ...

Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates

American Lounge Chairs

Upholstery, Walnut

The long, leggy form of Adrian Pearsall's model 745-LB Crescent chair has also earned it the nickname "Grasshopper" chair. The fluid lines and deeply relaxed posture make it a chaise...

NaN

Ib Kofod-Larsen Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Ib Kofod-Larsen

Danish Lounge Chairs

Birch, Upholstery

This reclining lounge chair and ottoman by Ib Kofod-Larsen combines sexy lines, incredible comfort, and great function. The chair features five positions of recline accommodating eve...

You May Also Like
NaN

Chromed Midcentury Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair ...

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American 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: ...

NaN

Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Armchairs

Leather

Bird chair and its ottoman, vintage blue leather. By Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Dimensions of stool : 39 x 60 x 43 cm.

NaN / set

Harry Bertoia "Bird" Chair with Ottoman by Knol...

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Lounge Chairs

Metal

This Mid-Century Modern sculptural metal lounge chair designed by Harry Bertoia for knoll comes complete with matching ottoman. Stylish modern design set apart by unique angles and c...

NaN / set

Mid-Century Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ott...

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Lounge Chairs

Metal

Knoll started production of Harry Bertoia's Diamond chair in the early 1950s. Since then it has become one of the most iconic designs of Mid-Century Modernism. The welded black steel...

NaN Sale Price / set
32% Off

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ottoman for Knoll

Harry Bertoia

American 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 ...

NaN / item

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair for Knoll

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Lounge Chairs

Metal

Harry Bertoia diamond chair with original red wool pad. Listed price is for each chair.

NaN / set

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Diamond Chairs...

Knoll, Harry Bertoia

American Lounge Chairs

Chrome

Pair of chrome with period 1970 purple fabric diamond chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll.

NaN / set

Bird Chair with Footstool, Designed by Harry Be...

Harry Bertoia

American Armchairs

Steel, Upholstery, Wool

Bird chair. Lounge chair with footstool, designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, USA. 1950s. Lacquered steel and wool upholstery.