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Bertoia Side Chair in Pink

Item #QG46700G420C

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Knoll presents the Bertoia Side Chair with a limited edition pink frame. Honoring our roots in Pennsylvania, Knoll will donate all net proceeds to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. This product is only available online during the month of October, but may be purchased through our Home Design Shop throughout the year.

 

Starts at: $1008

 

Call to purchase:

NYC Home Design Shop: 212 343-4190

Customer Service: 800 343-5665

Details

Construction and Details
  • Seat pad is KnollTextiles Atlas in Alabaster. Atlas is a sophisticated solid polyurethane that combines the look of faux leather with a soft, dry hand
  • Seat pad snaps onto the frame with domed snap buttons
  • Seat and base are constructed of welded steel rods
  • Plastic glides included on sled base to protect floors
  • Knoll logo stamped into the back of the base
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • Bertoia Side Chair Pink is certified Clean Air GOLD

Dimensions

We will offer limited-edition versions of iconic designs by Florence Knoll and Harry Bertoia in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2018. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, is an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease.

Considering our strong roots in Pennsylvania, Knoll has designated all net proceeds to benefit the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Knoll will offer both the 1952 side chair by Harry Bertoia and the recently reintroduced 1947 Hairpin™ Stacking Table by Florence Knoll in a special, signature pink powder-coat finish. Both items will be available on knoll.com beginning October 1 for the entirety of the month.

Harry Bertoia was a complete and gifted artist. Knoll historian Brian Lutz once said, “Bertoia’s paintings were better than his sculptures. And his sculptures were better than his furniture. And his furniture was absolutely brilliant.”

On the suggestion of Herbert Matter, who had worked alongside Eames and Bertoia, Florence and Hans traveled to California and encouraged Bertoia to move east and set up his own metal shop in the corner of Knoll’s production facility. Having studied with Bertoia at Cranbrook, Florence was sure that he would produce something brilliant if given the time and space to experiment.

While he only designed one collection of furniture, Bertoia continued to be involved in the Knoll story by providing sculptures and architectural installations for Planning Unit projects. He collaborated with Eero Saarinen to design the altar for the MIT Chapel. He spent the next 25 years of his life experimenting with light, sound and volume through sculptures, paintings and architectural installations.

Today Knoll carries on Harry Bertoia’s legacy of innovation, inspiration and beauty with the Bertoia collection, which has been in continuous production around the world since its introduction. In 2005 Knoll introduced the Asymmetric Lounge, a design from Bertoia’s initial experimentation that never reached production.