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Diamond armchair, Harry Bertoia<br/> &copy; madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier
Diamond armchair, Harry Bertoia
©madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier
object n°41

Diamond armchair, Harry Bertoia

Deposit of the CHU of Bordeaux, 2009 - Inv D 2009.6.4

The Diamond chair, with its point-welded steel wire structure, is the result of studies conducted by the sculptor Harry Bertoia on form, space and volume. For Bertoia, the approach to designing a chair was the same as that to designing a sculpture. Space runs through them," he said, "and if you look at them carefully, you can see that they are made of air, just like sculptures. The Diamond chair, created in 1952, remains an icon of mid-20th century design...

object n°41 (pdf)

previous objects of the month

object N°53
Gift of the Friends of the madd-bordeaux - Inv. 2020.18.1 to 2020.18.11
object n°52
Purchase from the City of Bordeaux - Inv. 82.3.1
object n°51
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv. 7110
object n°50
Fixed under glass: glass, oil paint, gold and palladium leaf - Gift of Mr Daniel Thierry - Inv. 2018.1.1
object n°49
after Eugène Lami (1800 - 1890), 1829 - Purchase from the City of Bordeaux, 1958 - Inv.58.1.2270
object n°48
Don du designer au madd-bordeaux en 2018 - Inv. 2018.15.1
object n°47
Deposit of the Musée national de céramique, Sèvres, 1978 - Inv D 2008.0.81 to 109
object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°45
Gift of the Association des Amis des Musées de Bordeaux, 1996 - Inv 96.2.15
object n°44
Gift of M. Olivier Droin, 2017 - Inv 2017.1.1
object n°43
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv 9988
object n°42
Gift of the Kreo Gallery, 2014 - Inv 2014.10.11
object n°41
Deposit of the CHU of Bordeaux, 2009 - Inv D 2009.6.4
object n°40
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv 46 33
object n°39
Gift of the Bordeaux Friends of Vincent Poujardieu, 2011 - Inv 2011.2.2
object n°38
Purchase by the City of Bordeaux with the help of the Friends of the Hôtel de Lalande, 1986 - Inv 86.3.10
object n°37
Deposited in 1924 in the museum
object n°36
Gift of Arc en rêve - architecture centre, 2001 - Inv 2001.6.1