Harry Bertoia (American, born Italy, 1915-1978). <em>"Diamond" Armchair</em>, Designed 1952; Manufactured ca. 1970. Steel, plastic, rubber, cotton, Overall: 30 x 34 x 28 in.  (76.2 x 86.4 x 71.1 cm.). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Knoll International, Inc., 78.128.8. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.128.8_front_bw_IMLS.jpg)

"Diamond" Armchair

Artist:Harry BertoiaKnoll Associates

Medium: Steel, plastic, rubber, cotton

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Designed 1952; Manufactured ca. 1970

Dimensions: Overall: 30 x 34 x 28 in. (76.2 x 86.4 x 71.1 cm.) Height of seat: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 78.128.8

Image: 78.128.8_front_bw_IMLS.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Continuous diamond-shaped wire frame with central depression forming seat. Four thin, straight, canted tubular steel legs and front stretcher below seat formed from one continuous bent rod that is welded to a continuous tubular, metal squared support. The support in turn supports the seat and is connected by four bolts. Upholstered with polyurethane foam covered by red cotton cloth with conforming central horizontal seam. CONDITION: Very good. Upholstery is extremely dusty.

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