Small Diamond

Object of the Month: Small Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia


Known primarily as a sculptor, Harry Bertoia designed the Small Diamond chair for Knoll between 1950 and 1952. During that time, rather than do conventional design research, Bertoia conceived of a series of side chairs and lounge chairs for mass production, made of wire mesh formed into seating shells. According to Bertoia, “In the chairs, many functional problems have to be satisfied first. . .
Object of the Month, chair, Small Diamond, Harry Bertoia, sculptor, Knoll