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Harry Bertoia Inspired

Harry Bertoia

Like so many designers, it was through Harry Bertoia's passion for the beautiful  and well-made that he stumbled on furniture design. Born in Italy in 1915, Bertoia took a random trip to visit his brother in  USA in his early teens and stayed there. He began to study the art of design and jewellery-making, before taking up a scholarship at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1937. There he became close friends with other pioneering designers of his day, including Charles and Ray Eames and founding-father of the Bauhaus movement Walter Gropius.  
After graduation, Bertoia initially opened a metal workshop. As the war caught on, however, metal became a rare commodity and he turned his interests to jewellery-making, allegedly designing the wedding rings of Charles and Ray Eames. In 1950, he worked with fellow Cranbrook graduate Florence Knoll. During this period he designed five wire pieces that became known as the Bertoia Collection. Among them was the famous 'Diamond Chair' a fluid, sculptural form made from a molded lattice work of welded steel. Sales of his Collection were so strong that Bertoia was able to turn his attention to sound art and sculpturing. Despite success in this area, however, he is perhaps most well-known for the wire chairs he produced early in his career. Even after his death in 1978, his legacy lives on and his chairs are much-imitated the world-over.

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  1. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Diamond Chair

    As low as £296

  2. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Wire Side Chair Full Cover Upholstery

    As low as £271

  3. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Bar Stool Full Cushion

    As low as £302

  4. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Barstool With Double Cushion

    As low as £225

  5. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Harry Bertoia Bar Stool

    As low as £211

  6. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Wire Side Chair With Double Cushion

    As low as £237

  7. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Wire Side Chair Coloured

    As low as £216

  8. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Stainless Steel Side Chair

    As low as £384

  9. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Diamond Lounge Chair Seat Pad
    As low as £46
  10. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Side Chair Back Pad Cushion
    As low as £37
  11. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Side Chair Cushion
    As low as £77
  12. Harry Bertoia Inspired
    Diamond Chair Full Cover
    As low as £852
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