harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia is best known for his art, namely his sculptures and his modern furniture which is widely collected among auction enthusiasts and also carried by Knoll. He is very well respected as he did not follow trends and designed furniture based on ergonomics. Arguably his most recognized piece is the Diamond chair which is a seat made of molded lattice work of welded steel. I don’t think these will ever go out of style. Some say that Bertoia’s sculptures are not as celebrated as they should be and I have to agree.  Bertoia’s “Textured Screen” is one of the most creative pieces of art I've ever laid eyes on as it illustrates the ways in which metal can be manipulated to produce sound. Bertoia really was a true scientist.