Orange Pair (2) Knoll Original Vintage Harry Bertoia Black Diamond Lounge Chairs
These are very rare, early, fully original and iconic Knoll by Harry Bertoia orange vinyl covered black Diamond wire lounge chairs; the perfect collectors piece! The iconic Diamond chair was available in either a fully upholstered, partially covered or ‘naked’ finish leaving just the wires of the chair exposed.
The first prototype of the Bertoia chair was displayed in 1952 and they were in production by the 1953. The wider version of this particular chair was introduced in the later 1950s. The Diamond Chair was part of a range of chairs Bertoia designed using the wire frame, sculpted finish, which was born from his strong interest in sculpting.
As some all original, vintage pieces, they are not without signs of age. The vinyl is mostly very good though it will benefit from a good clean as can be seen in the pictures. The wire has come through on some of the sides, which is also in the images; however, the seating and back rest area are still good. The frame is also similarly aged but strong; even retaining its original feet!
The original label on the underside indicates these are early Knoll Bertoia Diamond Chairs.
A rare example to find, the Bertoia Diamond Chair is steadily appreciating as the years pass as more people realise just how beautiful these chairs are. To find one with its original cover is hard, to find a matching pair is even harder so these particular examples should prove to be some great investment pieces!