Bertoia Barstool and Counterstool by Knoll
With Seat Pad
designed by Harry Bertoia
The Bertoia Bar Stool and Counter Stool are constructed of steel rods with chrome polish, and a seat and back cushion that attaches to the chair with lock snaps. Another offshoot of the legendary artist Harry Bertoia's experiments with bent metal and the concept of space in furniture, the Stools are strikingly beautiful, simple, and unmistakably modern art. The Bertoia Bar Stool and the Bertoia Counter Stool are adaptations of the famed Bertoia side chair, lengthening the legs and adding another steel rod wrapped around the legs of the chair.
Recently named one of the top 100 most famous chairs of the twentieth century, the Bertoia Bar Stool and Counter Stool have an exalted place among house furniture, especially seating. They represent a conversation between material and nature, the trappings of modernity (steel and chrome) with the simplicity of the old (negative space, cushioning). It is an artistic statement on the value and necessity of space within a design.
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Counterstool: 39.5" h x 21.75" w x 22" d
Seat height: 27.5"
Barstool: 41.25" h x 21.75" x 22" d
Seat height: 29.25"
The base and basket of the Bertoia Barstool are welded steel with rods in polished or satin chrome or highly durable bonded rilsan. The chair features stainless steel connections and black plastic glides with metal covers. The seat cushion and back pads have fabric edges.
Overall: 39.5" or 41.25" h x 21.75" w x 22" d
Seat height: 27.5" or 29.25"
About the Designer
Hans and Florence never insisted that Harry Bertoia design furniture when they originally gave him a studio in an early Knoll factory. They simply asked that he show them if he arrived at something interesting. He arrived at something outstanding. Introduced in 1952, the Bertoia Collection remains one of the great achievements of modern furniture design.