Armchair with Rilsan coating
Whether chrome-plated, satined, or coated for outdoor use (Rilsan-protection coating), the wire netting of the Harry Bertoia designed and by Knoll produced Diamond chair served as an inspiration source for new ideas for generations of aspiring young designers. The diamond Chair is part of a whole series of seating furniture, reclining chairs, and stools that Harry Bertoia designed at the beginning of the 1950s. All furniture of this wire frame family is hand drawn and hand welded in a complicated process. The studied sculptor and silversmith, Bertoia - who saw his chairs as “studies in room, form, and metal - put a square on a tip and pulled lights to create the chair with comfortable results:
The armchair is light and comfortable. The Bertoia Diamond armchair remains a fascinating study of bent round-tubes and is an icon among sitting furniture. It has a classic modern design that compliments any environment.
Its delicate design is reminiscent of a sculpture, yet the Diamond Chair is extremely comfortable and meets all practical requirements of seating.
The Bertoia Diamond Chair is and remains a fascinating study of curved rods and an icon under the seating furniture. Knoll offers the Diamond Chair in different versions: fully upholstered with chromed or satin-finish frame, a frame with Rilsan coating as an outdoor model. There are optional matching cushions to the Diamond Chair by Knoll. The Diamond Chair is also available in an XL version and a smaller children’s version.
- Characteristics: A classic, modern design which compliments every surrounding. The Harry Bertoia Diamond Armchair remains a fascinating study of bent round tubes and an icon of the mid-century. Available fully upholstered or only with a cushion. The logo “Knoll” is engraved on the frame.
- Construction: Welded steel construction which is available in high-gloss/satin or with a white/black Rilsan coating. The upholstery is spanned over the seat and fixed with hooks. The cushions are fixed with flaps and buttons. The edition without upholstery in Rilsan is also suitable for outdoor use.
- Surfaces: The Diamond Armchair is available in high gloss or satin chrome-plated and with Rislan coating (black or white). The armchair is available either with a cushion or fully upholstered.
- Awards: Designer of the Year, USA, 1955 / Certificate of Merit, American Institute of Architects / Design Center Stuttgart Award, Germany, 1962.