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Two Diamond chairs, Harry Bertoia for Knoll International 1970's

A beautiful set of Diamond chairs from the 1970's, designed by sculptor Harry Bertoia for Knoll. A rigid, modernist grid is curved into a graceful, organic shape. Like the opposite of a Vasarely op art painting in which a two dimensional surface looks as if it is three dimensional, the Diamond chair looks like a geometric representation of reality, but it actually is a real three dimensional shape, although it consists mostly of immaterial emptiness. You can sit on this geometric, curved plane and imagine the whole universe around you can be described by abstract spatial coordinates. What better, or more intimate way to communicate that concept than with a chair?

These two were produced in the seventies. They are in an overall beautiful shape, except for some rust on the srews and local damage of the plastic coating where the floorglides were. We glued those parts and put felt over them. Both are marked with the Knoll logo. 

  • Designer

    Harry Bertoia
  • Manufacturer

    Knoll International
  • Year of design

  • Country

  • Materials

    Coated metal
  • Dimensions

    H: 76, W: 85, D: 75, Seat H: 41 cm
  • Condition

    Very good
  • Price

    Sold: Korea

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