About this designer: Harry Bertoia
Italian sculptor, university lecturer and furniture designer Harry Bertoia displayed a unique stroke of genius with his patented Diamond Chair for Knoll International in 1952. Bertoia was an inventor of form and an enricher of furniture design with his introduction of a new material: he turned industrial wire rods into a design icon. Educated at Detroit Technical High School, the Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Bertoia taught metal crafts at Cranbrook. He worked with Charles Eames to develop his signature moulded plywood chairs. Eero Saarinen commissioned him to design a metal sculptured screen for the General Motors Technical Centre in Detroit. Bertoia’s Wire Diamond and Wire Sculpture series of chairs and stools are internationally recognised works that Aram stocks on a regular basis.
About this brand: Knoll International
Founded in 1938, Knoll is a global manufacturer of office furnishings dedicated to design excellence. Knoll is committed to offering customers elegantly designed products for office and residential use. Recognised worldwide as a design leader, Knoll is the recipient of hundreds of design awards, with products represented in major art museums around the world. Knoll has more than 30 products included in the Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The KnollStudio collection of modern classics comprises seating, tables and desks for executive offices and distinguished homes. Developed in collaboration with the world’s leading architects and designers, KnollStudio represents exquisitely designed signature pieces that embody elegance, craftsmanship and emblematic detail.