Designer Harry Bertoia, year  1952
Harry Bertoia, an Italian-born sculptor, was a member of the faculty of the Cranbrook
Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The name of Cranbrook is associated with many
famous figures in the history of furniture design: Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Ray Kaiser,
Florence Schust (Knoll), etc. Bertoia was at Cranbrook during the period when Charles Eames
was head of the Department or Experimental Design. The wire chairs of Bertoia appeared a
year after the wire chair of Charles Eames. Although they are different in form, the basic
concept is similar and both make use of the same wire material.
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