Bertoia Molded Shell Chair

Bertoia Molded Shell Chair

Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll®


Item Number: 2195978
$354.00 - $367.00


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With his iconic seating, 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 agenda, and one of the results of that arrangement was the Bertoia Molded Shell Chair (1960). This piece merges the grace of his original wire-form design with a touch of color and natural flex, featuring a molded nylon seat shell mounted on a welded steel rod base. Choose a single color for uniformity, or mix and match to add accents to any room. The Bertoia Plastic Chair is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified for its low-emitting products. Each is stamped with the KnollStudio logo. This is the authentic Bertoia Molded Shell Chair by Knoll. 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 28.75" W 21.75" D 19.75" Seat H 17.75"


Molded glass-fiber-reinforced nylon seat shell; welded steel rod base with polished chrome or bonded Rilsan® finish; plastic floor glides.

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