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

Fauteuil Diamond, Harry Bertoia

1952

The Diamond chair, with a structure of welded steel wire point by point is the result of studies conducted by sculpture Harry Bertoia on shape, space, volume. In Bertoia’s own words, “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them”. The Diamond armchair, created in 1952, remains an icon of the mid-20th century design.

object n°41 (pdf)

previous objects of the month

object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°42
1985
object n°40
Circa 1745
object n°37
Circa 1735
object n°33
The second half of the XVIIIth century
object n°32
Produced between 1948 and 1960
object n°30
The first half of the XXth century
object n°29
Last quarter of the XVIIIth century