Salmon Harry Bertoia Vintage Knoll Fiberglass Diamond Chair
A striking version of this iconic Harry Bertoia and Knoll Diamond Chair as it has the rare fiberglass seat top instead of the well-known wire construction. It is difficult to pin down why or when this particular chair was produced but it can be assumed it was around the same time as the fiberglass Side Chairs were produced. This chair is very hard to find due to their very limited time of production.
Harry Bertoia is mostly known for his fantastic sculptures and furniture constructed from metal wire, though, as many iconic designers in his day, he produced many pieces from other materials too. The fiberglass series, however, prove to be a bit of a mystery since their production time was very limited and it is unknown exactly why they were produced, but this has helped maintain interest in these chairs.
The salmon fiberglass shell is in great vintage condition with no cracks, there are some slight marks common with age, but a good clean will remove these.
The black paint on the base has a natural vintage look with some marks on them, price reflects this.
Harry Bertoia’s work is growing in interest; as his work is gaining interest, the value of his pieces is steadily rising. Standard wire versions of these classic chairs have maintained their value and are gradually increasing, but as rare example such as this should prove to be a valuable investment as the popularity of Bertoia’s designs increases further.