Contact 1stdibs
HomeCreatorsHarry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Filter Results
Category
All285
Art10
Price
to
19
Shipping Options
Item Ships From
213
Search Locations
Period
268
184
76
62
55
See More
Display
Harry Bertoia (Italian American, 1915-1978)

Sculptor, furniture and jewelry designer, graphic artist and metalsmith, Harry Bertoia was one of the great cross-disciplinarians of 20th-century art and design and a central figure in American modernism. Among furniture aficionados he is known for the wire-lattice “Diamond” chair (and its variants such as the tall-backed “Bird” chair) designed for Knoll Inc. and first released in 1952. As an artist, Bertoia is revered for a style that was his alone. Bertoia’s metal sculptures are by turns expressive and austere, powerful and subtle, intimate in scale and monumental. All embody a tension between the intricacy and precision of Bertoia’s forms and the raw strength of his materials: steel, brass, bronze and copper.

     Fortune seemed to guide Bertoia’s artistic development. Born in northeastern Italy, Bertoia immigrated to the United States at age 15, joining an older brother in Detroit. He studied drawing and metalworking in the gifted student program at Cass Technical High School. Recognition led to awards that culminated, in 1937, in a teaching scholarship to attend the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Bloomfield Hills, one of the great crucibles of modernism in America. There, Bertoia made friendships — with architect Eero Saarinen, designers Charles and Ray Eames and Florence Schust Knoll and others — that shaped the course of his life. He taught metalworking at Cranbrook, and when materials rationing during World War II limited the availability of metals, Bertoia focused on jewelry design. He also experimented with monotype printmaking, and 19 of his earliest efforts were bought by the Guggenheim Museum.

     In 1943, he left Cranbrook to work in California with the Eameses, helping them develop their now-famed plywood furniture. (Bertoia received scant credit.) Late in that decade, Florence and Hans Knoll persuaded him to move east and join Knoll Inc. His chairs became, and remain, perennial bestsellers. Royalties allowed Bertoia to devote himself full-time to metal sculpture, a medium he began to explore in earnest in 1947.

     By the early 1950s Bertoia was receiving commissions for large-scale works from architects — the first came via Saarinen — as he refined his aesthetic vocabulary into two distinct skeins. One comprises his “sounding sculptures” — gongs and “Sonambient” groupings of rods that strike together and chime when touched by hand or by the wind. The other genre encompasses Bertoia’s naturalistic works: abstract sculptures that suggest bushes, flower petals, leaves, dandelions or sprays of grass. As you will see on these pages, Harry Bertoia was truly unique; his art and designs manifest a wholly singular combination of delicacy and strength.

Harry Bertoia, Slat Bench 1952 Knoll International, Early Edition, "Western K"
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia - wooden Slat Bench - 1952 This simple design was the first piece of furniture created by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Although the bench does not have the signature wir...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Untitled (Suspended Willow)
By Harry Bertoia
A sculpture by Harry Bertoia. "Untitled (Suspended Willow)" is an abstract, steel and steel wire sculpture by Post War artist Harry Bertoia. The willow form is one of Harry Bertoia's...
Category

1960s Post-War Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel, Wire

French Artisanal Sunburst Mirror, 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
Fantastic artisanal French sunburst mirror from the 1970s. Two layers of bold soldered sheet metal lacquered in copper paint. This piece combines a Brutalist rawness with midcentury ...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Brutalist Sunburst Mirrors

Materials

Sheet Metal

Metal Side Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1970s, Set of 6
By Harry Bertoia
Set of 2 diamond armchairs by Harry Bertoia and 4 white chairs. Seat height 43cm Chair dimensions: H 76cm, W 53cm, D 53cm.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Early 1950s
By Harry Bertoia
Original diamond chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International. Coated metal diamond shell with black metal frame. The coating was originally white but has faded and darkened over t...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vertial Sculpture
By Harry Bertoia
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Harry Bertoia (1915 – 1978) Artist, sound art sculptor, and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, was born in Italy in 1915 be...
Category

20th Century Abstract More Art

Materials

Paper, Monoprint

Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Full Cover Plum Knoll Tweed
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Fully restored vintage Bertoia diamond chair by Knoll. (2) Available. Our team used the original pattern to recreate a new cover in beautiful plum colored Knoll tweed fabric. Origina...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Vintage Original Blue Fabric
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Vintage original Harry Bertoia bird chair and ottoman. Polished chrome stainless steel rod construction upholstered in original, curly cue boucle´ blue fabric. The bird chair is a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Wire Side Chair White
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
For your pleasure: Vintage Modern HARRY BERTOIA for KNOLL Wire Side Chair in White. Dimensions: 29 1/2" x 22 1/4" D x 18" W, Seat Height 17.75 Ref: SEATG20320205 Original DIstressed ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal, Wire

Pompidou Centre Beaubourg Chairs by Georges Laurent & Michel Cadestin
By Michel Cadestin, Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Georges Laurent
Sold as a pair The Beaubourg chair was conceived by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano and designed specifically for the Pompidou Center in Paris. The final form was created by Georges ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Harry Bertoia "Six Branches" Stainless Steel Sculpture, 1960s
By Harry Bertoia
"Six branches" sculpture, with stainless steel wires silvered together in two clusters per "branch" onto stems of stainless steel, by Harry Bertoia, American 1960s. This sculpture co...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stainless Steel

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Diamond Chairs in Schumacher Embroidered Linen
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
From Knoll: The diamond chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Like Saarinen and Mies, Bertoia found sublime gra...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Harry Bertoia Bench for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Bertoia bench for Knoll. Longest version of the sizes offered. Solid oak slats with black iron legs. Retains original label. New finish. Measures: 82".  
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Three Sound Sculpture
By Harry Bertoia
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Harry Bertoia (1915 – 1978) Artist, sound art sculptor, and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, was born in Italy in 1915 be...
Category

20th Century Abstract More Art

Materials

Monoprint

Bertoia Style Chrome Mesh Chair
By Harry Bertoia
Enjoy the airy, simplicity of the modern chrome mesh chair in the style of Betoria. Built with a solid chrome steel frame, this chair features a wide, curved back with a grid design ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture
By Harry Bertoia
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Sonambient sculpture featuring seven black monel "cat-tail" tops silvered to beryllium. Copper rods silvered to brass base. In fine condition. Measures: ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

Early Bertoia for Knoll Childs Table and Chair Set
By Harry Bertoia
Designer: Harry Bertoia Manufacture: Knoll Period/style: Mid-Century Modern Country: US Date: 1950s.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Wood

Large Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Brutalist Brass Pom Pom Wall Sculpture
By Harry Bertoia, Curtis Jere
A lovely vintage wall sculpture by Curtis Jere. It is constructed of 100s of brass wires. Signed and dated on backside in ink. Nice warm oxidized patina. Only one in stock. Priced ea...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Brass

1 Knoll Bertoia Early Version Diamond Lounge Chair
By Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Italian artist and furniture designer, Harry Bertoia`s career began in the 1930s as a student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he re-established the metal-worki...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Large Mid-Century Modern Bronze Starburst Sculpture in the Manner of Bertoia
By Harry Bertoia
A stunning monumental 1970s starburst wall hanging with a textured 'molten' bronze central medallion surrounded by protruding copper rods. It brings to mind an exploding star, a supe...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Harry Bertoia Framed Monotype on Rice Paper, USA, 1960s
By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia created hundreds if not thousands of one of a kind monotypes in his career, often as working drawings for his sculpture works. He employed a variety of techniques to arrive a...
Category

20th Century American Prints

Materials

Paper

Upholstered Wire Dining Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia
Set of 4 wire dining or side chairs with grey vinyl upholstery. Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll.
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia for Knoll Chrome Diamond Chairs
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
What a find. Offered is a very cool pair of Harry Bertoia Knoll chrome diamond chairs. They are in excellent condition for their age, showing minor wear. The chairs are signed Knoll....
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Bench by Harry Bertoia
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
A bench or low table having an architectural blackened iron base with Y-shaped legs supporting a floating top of honey-toned parallel slats of figured white oak.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Childrens Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 1950s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia chairs for Knoll International in white metal (some small traces of wear due to the age of the object) see photo.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Bird Chair in Black by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Early 1950s
By Harry Bertoia
Very early production bird chair in black by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, early 1950s. Professionally cleaned but maintains its original black finish with beautiful patina throughout, ne...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 20 Vintage Chrome Bertoia Side Chairs by Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
20 vintage chrome side chairs designed by Harry Bertoia manufactured by Knoll, nice original condition, some soiling to original seat pads, minor surface rust, Classic modernist desi...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Child Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Wonderful set of child sized side chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Set was painted light blue at one point and have a wonderful patina. Pictured with Herman Miller fibergl...
Category

Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

Materials

Metal

Stunning Modernist Spray Wall Sculpture by C. Jere
By Curtis Jere, Harry Bertoia
Stunning Mid-Century Modern wall sculpture consisting of 5 sprays / branch in the manner of Harry Bertoia. Designed by C. Jere, retains original C JERE 1979 SIGNATURE. Wonderful orig...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Authentic Knoll Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Authentic Knoll Bertoia asymmetric chaise, with white frame and seat cushion in excellent condition. "Harry Bertoia's 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art pr...
Category

20th Century Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Wire

Harry Bertoia, Spray Scupture C, 1960
By Harry Bertoia
The Harry Bertoia, "Spray Sculpture 1960" is an abstract sculpture made from wire and aluminum that adds glamour to any table. Measuring a perfect 26 ½ inches high x 27 inches wide ...
Category

1960s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wire

Bertoia Chair
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Bertoia chair, seat in white leather, for Knoll International. Edition from the 2000s. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Chairs

Materials

Steel

Harry Bertoia Mid-Century Modern Diamond Chair for Knoll with Red Seat, 1952
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
The iconic diamond chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, originally designed in 1952, in black coated metal and red faux leather cushion. The diamond chair is, according to Knoll, an ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Harry Bertoia Framed Monotype on Rice Paper, USA, 1960s
By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia created hundreds if not thousands of one of a kind monotypes in his career, often as working drawings for his sculpture works. He employed a variety of techniques to arrive a...
Category

20th Century American Prints

Materials

Paper

Harry Bertoia Melt Pressed Bronze Sculpture, 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
An original 'melt pressed' bronze sculpture by Harry Bertoia. With a cube shaped base, pressed top, and verdigris patina throughout. These rare, small-scale, experimental works...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Bronze

Very Long Slatted Ash Bench by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
This is a great original example of the multi purpose bench, coffee table, end of bed table by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International and is in fabulous condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Harry Bertoia Beryllium Copper & Brass Cattail Sonambient Sculpture, USA, 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia's sonambient sculptures are one of his most sought after forms. This sculpture has the distinctive cattail tops which intensifies the sound produced.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

Chrome Side Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952, this side chair comprises interwoven chromed steel rods welded into a gentle curve for the seat and back, which rests on strong welded st...
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

July 1961 Playboy Magazine f/t Masters of Midcentury Design Eames Saarinen
By Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen
Ever laugh when someone said, “I only read Playboy for the articles”? You won’t anymore. Up for sale is the July 1961 edition of Playboy Magazine. The Centerfold is nice, but the ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Books

Materials

Paper

Harry Bertoia Beryllium Copper & Brass Sonambient Sculpture, USA 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia's sonambient sculptures are one of his most sought after forms. This one being six feet tall with a dense formation of rods makes it that much more desirable.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

Harry Bertoia Slat Bench for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia for Knoll, slat bench, beech and metal, United States, 1950s. Simplistic early slat bench designed by Harry Bertoia, manufactured by Knoll, USA 1950s. The slats are ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Metal

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Harry Bertoia diamond chair.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

1952, Harrie Bertoia, Knoll International, Rarely Upholstered Wire Dining Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Beautiful Bertoia wire chair with sort of black and red fabric of cushions. The chair is as new and in great condition. The backrest cushions are attached to the seat with black leat...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Harry Bertoia Side Chair Knoll, 1950s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Always recognizable, original side chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International from the 1950s. Was slightly restored with new leather seat cushion by the previous owner. In beauti...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Harry Bertoia Multi-Plane Wall Sculpture, circa 1958
By Harry Bertoia
A multi-plane construction wall hanging sculpture. Brass melt - coated steel Includes the original correspondence from Harry Bertoia. Provenance: Acquired directly from the ori...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Steel

2 Modernist Bertoia Bar Stools circa 1970 Metal and Faux Leather
By Harry Bertoia
2 modernist metal bar stools from Harry Bertoia circa 1970 original faux leather pad seats. Very good condition price for the pair.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Modernist Pair of Harry Bertoia Knoll High Bar Stools Chrome Black Fiberglass
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
For your consideration is a great pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll bar stools, made of chrome and with angular black fiberglass seats, by Knoll, circa 1970s. In very good vintage cond...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Harry Bertoia Diamond Easy Chairs Produced by Knoll in America
By Harry Bertoia
Pair of diamond easy chairs designed by Harry Bertoia. Produced by Knoll in America.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Set of 6 White Harry Bertoia Side Chairs
By Harry Bertoia
Timeless midcentury design classic in original sound condition Some marks and wear with age. All six come with Knoll stamped seat pad in black vinyl.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Harry Bertoia Copper & Brass "Cattail" Sonambient Sculpture, 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
An impressive sounding work by Harry Bertoia, with the "Sonambient" reduced to its most simple and beautiful form. Two slender beryllium rods are placed in close proximity to each ot...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Oversized Moroccan Rug with Modern International Brutalist Style
By Esmaili Rugs, Paul Evans, Harry Bertoia
80545, contemporary oversized Moroccan rug with Brutalist style. Recalling the Brutalist influence of midcentury designer Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), this contemporary oversized Moroc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Brutalist Moroccan and North Afr...

Materials

Wool

Harry Bertoia Framed Monotype on Rice Paper, USA, 1960s
By Harry Bertoia
Bertoia created hundreds if not thousands of one of a kind monotypes in his career, often as working drawings for his sculpture works. He employed a variety of techniques to arrive a...
Category

20th Century American Prints

Materials

Paper

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Bird Chair and Ottoman Midcentury
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Great chair and ottoman designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, we had this chair sand blasted and powder coated in black semi gloss. And replace the shocks with new ones. The ottoman i...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Large Val Bertoia 15-Rod "Curve of Sounding Cat Tails" Sculpture, 2016
By Val Bertoia, Harry Bertoia
Large Val Bertoia 15-Rod "Curve of Sounding Cat Tails" Sculpture, 2016. A lyrical and musical sound sculpture with certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and son of the ori...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Silver, Brass, Copper

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Wall Sculpture in the Manner of Paul Evans
By William Bowie, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans
An incredible studio made abstract sculpture made of iron and brass. Original owner purchased directly from the artist in early 1970s (unmarked). In the style of: Harry Bertoia, ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Iron

Harry Bertoia Patinated Solid Bronze Gong Sculpture, USA 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
All of Bertoia's solid gongs possess a wonderful graphic quality but this one has a spiral design that stands out amongst them. It is mounted in a stand for display purposes but when...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

1 Vintage Harry Bertoia for Knoll Black Side Chair
By Harry Bertoia
Original welded black mesh frames by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International. 33 available. Cushions available.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wire

Modernist Pair of Reissued Bertoia High Bar Stools Chrome and Black Vinyl Knoll
By Harry Bertoia
For your consideration is a marvelous pair of Harry Bertoia for Knoll bar stools, made of chrome and with angular black vinyl seat, re-issued by Architectura in 2001. In excellent co...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Harry Bertoia Beryllium, Copper & Bronze Untitled Sonambient Sculpture, USA 1977
By Harry Bertoia
A striking example of Bertoia's sounding sculptures. He created a variety of forms and this piece stands out because of the thick and heavy cylinders that top off the rods and create...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper

Harry Bertoia Monumental Brass Untitled Sonambient Sculpture, USA, 1976
By Harry Bertoia
An astounding example of Bertoia's sonambient sculptures. The monumental scale of this piece creates a powerful lasting resonating sound.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass