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Diamond chair, Model No.421LU, 1950-1952
Diamond chair
Harry Bertoia

Born in 1915, Udine, Italy
Died in 1978, Bally, USA

. his family migrated to the USA in 1930,
. graduated from Cass Technical High School, Detroit in 1936,
. studied in Cranbrook Academy of Arts between 1937-1939,
. established the metalworking studio at Cranbrook Academy of Arts and taught there between 1939-1943,
. the metalworking studio closed in 1943 according to the wartime conditions,
. he also taught at the Cranbrook Academy, Department of Graphic Design for a short time,
. worked with Charles Eames and Ray Eames on developing techniques for moulding plywood,
. worked for Eameses’ Plyformed Products Company in Venice after the war,
. around 1946 he began working for Knoll,
. established his own design and sculpting studio in 1950s, where he continued designing for Knoll,
. designed his innovative wire chair for Knoll International in 1951,
. his wire chairs were constructed by hand, as an excellent example of his sculpting career. He also has studies in form and space. 

Awarded a gold medal by Architectural League of New York in 1954,
Awarded by American Institute of Architects in 1973, American Academy of Letters in 1975, 
famous works:
Diamond, Model No.421LU, 1950-1952

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