Key facts

Product:
Bertoia high back ottoman
Family:
Bertoia Collection
Manufacturer:
Knoll International
Designer:
Harry Bertoia
Architonic ID:
1166693
Country:
Italy
Launched:
1952
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs
Relaxing-Lounge chairs with footstools

Product description

Frame is welded steel with rods in polished chrome. Full covers are streched over and attach with hooks.
Polished chrome only.
High back chairs and ottomans are fully upholstered in a wide range of fabrics

High back chair 98cm W x 89cm D x 101cm H, with seat height at 38cm

Ottoman 62cm W x 44cm D x 39cm H

Product family

Concept

Italian by birth, a sculptor, professor and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia channeled all his creative genius into the creation of the famous Diamond armchair for Knoll in 1952. Bertoia invented new forms and contributed to the evolution of furniture design, transforming steel rods into truly iconic works.
The Bertoia Chair in the outdoor version has a structure in welded steel rod, coated with Rilsan in white or black, while the Asymmetric Chaise models come only in white.

The collection also includes the Bertoia Bench with structure in stainless steel, black and white Rilsan coating and slats in acrylic stone or teak.
This product, with its simple lines, was the first designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Though it does not have the grid, the welded metal base of the bench already offers a glimpse of Bertoia’s exploration of the material, forecasting the approach that would lead to the famous chairs created by Bertoia for Knoll.