Bertoia Bench

Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll®


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With his iconic seating collection, Harry Bertoia transformed industrial wire rods into a new furniture form. The events that made this work possible began a decade earlier at Cranbrook Academy of Art, when Bertoia met Florence Knoll (then Florence Schust). Years later, the Italian-born designer was invited to work for Florence and her husband, Hans Knoll. Bertoia was given the freedom to work on whatever suited him, without being held to a strict design agenda, and the result of this arrangement was the Bertoia Seating Collection (1952). Featuring a delicate filigreed appearance that’s supremely strong, the base of the Bertoia Bench is sculpted out of steel rods. The seat is crafted of painted wood slats that are pretreated to prevent sagging or warping. Not suitable for outdoor use. This is the authentic Bertoia Bench produced by Knoll. The Knoll logo is stamped into its base. Made in Italy.


Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia

ITALY (1915–1978)

Italian artist and furniture designer Harry Bertoia was 37 years old when he designed the patented Diamond Chair for Knoll in 1952. An unusually beautiful piece of furniture, it was strong yet delicate in appearance, as well as an immediate commercial success in spite of being made almost entirely by hand. With the Diamond Chair, Bertoia created an icon of modern ...

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H 15.25" W 72" D 19"


Welded steel rods; polished chrome finish with chrome connections or bonded Rilsan® finish with stainless steel connections; solid wood slats pretreated to prevent sagging or warping, with black or white painted finish.

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