Harry Bertoia for Knoll Bird Chair and Ottoman *SOLD*
Harry Bertoia's 1950 experiment with bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including this exquisite Bird chair.
Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the chair's delicate appearance belies its strength and durability.
This chair and ottoman set is in great, gently used condition. The white frame shows very little evidence of use and is still bright. The authentic knoll ultrasuede cover (colorway: sky) was an upgrade to the basic fabric option and costs $105/yard. The cover shows some uneveness in color from use as noted in the photos, but no glaring dark spots or stains. We included a picture of the fabric from Knoll's website directly. Please look over the pictures as they show overall condition very well, much better than we could try and describe. The foam is still soft and supple. We do not feel reupholstering is at all warranted, but I suppose if you had a different color or fabric in mind, your upholster would be able to use the current covers for an easy template.
The chair is surprisingly ergonomic and hugs you in just the right way. The rubber shock mounts are in excellent condition with no compromise.
Both the ottoman and seat cover have their knoll labels.
This set up purchased directly from Knoll would run you $6,000 with the upgraded ultrasuede covers.