Lounge Chairs

Knoll International - Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair

Frame is welded steel with rods in chrome or bonded risen and is available in a variety of finishes, the frame is scratch, stain and chip resistant with stainless steel connections and four plastic glides. This is a new production by Knoll made in Italy about 1999. There are no breaks in the welds, the upholstery has no stains and the covers have been recently professionally cleaned, the glides are still intact, screws are firmly in place, and the frame itself is in excellent condition. These are truly exemplary Bertoia diamond chairs. Attached are pictures that accurately show these chairs conditions. Not all of our Bertoia chairs have a Knoll stamp as they are loosely fitted. Frames are polished chrome and come with either Flax (3 in stock), Unidentified Green Classic Boucle (3 in stock), or Black Iris fabric full covers (4 in stock). We also have chairs without covers (1 in stock) and with a seat pad from Knoll Textiles with a satin finish frame instead of chrome (3 in stock). These were manufactured by Knoll Studios, which is an American brand, however these particular chairs were made in Italy. List price $2,476, our price $750 each. Our price without covers is $405 (1 in stock). Get your pads for coverless chairs here at BertoiaPads.com.
"Harry Bertoia’s 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including the exquisite Large Diamond chair. Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the chair’s delicate filigree appearance belies its strength and durability. In Bertoia’s own words, “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes through them.”



Knoll International - Wassily Chairs

Finally back in stock, we have 2 available. also known as the Model B3 chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926 while he was the head of the cabinet-making workshop at the Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany. The chair later known as the "Wassily" was first manufactured in the late 1920s by Thonet, the German-Austrian furniture manufacturer most known for its bent-wood chair designs, under the name Model B3. It was first available in both a folding and a non-folding versions. In this early iteration, the straps were made of fabric, pulled taut on the reverse side with the use of springs. Black and white fabric were available, as well as a popular wire-mesh fabric version. The Thonet produced version of the chair is most rare, and went out of production during World War II. This chair was revolutionary in the use of the materials (bent tubular steel and canvas) and methods of manufacturing. It is said that the handlebar of Breuer's 'Adler' bicycle inspired him to use steel tubing to build the chair, and it proved to be an appropriate material because it was available in quantity. The design (and all subsequent steel tubing furniture) was technologically feasible only because the German steel manufacturer Mannesmann had recently perfected a process for making seamless steel tubing. Previously, steel tubing had a welded seam, which would collapse when the tubing was bent. Our price is $900 for each chair.