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About Bertoia Chairs

Dating from the early 1950s, the Bertoia chair created by Harry Bertoia is one of the most widely recognised products of contemporary mid-century design. It came about after the designer was experimenting by bending metal rods, and has the distinct appearance of a sculpture. This chair is functional, and made from industrial material, yet somehow is more than just something to sit on - it can become a focal piece in any room. The seat pad fits into the frame via domed snap buttons, while the base and seat are made from welded steel rods finished in a white powder coat or polished chrome. With the powder coat finish, and given that the seat pad is made from vinyl, the Bertoia chair can also be used outside. Other features to look out for include plastic glide incorporated within the plastic glides to stop floors from getting scratched. The frame of the chair is extremely hard wearing and comes finished in satin chrome and there are a number of colours to choose from, including yellow, red, green and blue powder coat ? ideal for use outside. Most models come supplied with a back pad and seat cover for extra comfort, and these may come in textiles such as Spinneybeck leather. Made by Knoll, the Bertoia chair comes in a number of different designs, such as the diamond side chair constructed from a moulded latticework made of steel with a hardwearing finish. Some models have integral seat pads, and there are versions of this famous seat for use in the office, dining room and reception areas.