|Height: 105 cm
Width: 54 cm
Depth: 58 cm
Seat height: 75 cm
|Shell and frame: chrome plated or satin chrome-plated steel wire
Fabric: Tonus (90% worsted wool, 10% Helanca)
|Optionally available with seat pad or fully upholstered
|The Knoll logo is embossed into the chair frame.
|Supplied with 4 black plastic glides
|For cleaning the use of a damp cloth and a mild detergent is recommended
|Awards & museum
|Design Center Stuttgart Award, 1962
|Foam corresponds to BS5852 (fire protection directive)
How do I recognise an original Bertoia bar stool?
The Knoll logo is engraved on the frame.
Primarily a sculptor Harry Bertoia created a series of seating furniture from filigree steel wire for the American manufacturer Knoll International in the 1950s. In addition to the Bertoia bar stool from 1952, these steel wire designs also include the Bertoia chair and the formally related Knoll Diamond armchair - all made of hand-drawn and hand-welded steel wire.
Harry Bertoia had previously worked with metal in his sculptural works. From an artistic perspective, he thus described his furniture designs, similar to his sculptures, as "studies in space, form and metal". The luxurious Knoll Bertoia Bar Stool presents itself as a refined, high-legged object featuring a slightly curved, rounded seat shell. Whether with seat cushions, fully upholstered or without cushions, the Harry Bertoia stool is suitable as a light but elegant seat for the counter in both public and private areas.