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Iconic – Diamond Chair

Every month, Goodmoods investigates a vintage iconic piece, the history of its creation and the details of its manufacture. An emblematic object to be hunted on leboncoin.


He had a diamond in his hands: Harry Bertoia, an Italian designer who left for the United States in 1930. Known for his talents as a designer, he will end his career as a sculptor. Throughout his life he was obsessed with metal. He learnt jewellery making, created an ironwork workshop and finally became a wielder of the metal by working for Charles and Ray Eames.


In 1952, a meeting changed everything, the one with the publishers Hans and Florence Knoll who asked him to make a chair. Harry therefore created the Diamond Chair, he abandoned the rigid wood usually used for seats and invented a grid of welded metal wires. This armchair « made of air, like a sculpture and crossed by space » will mark the history of design, deciphering!


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