1915-1978 (Italy-United States)
Harry Bertoia was one of mid-century America’s most influential and beloved designers, developing a use of materials and a trademark minimalist panache that would become his signature. After emigrating to the US from his native Italy 1930, Bertoia began to experiment with using moulded lattice work and welded steel to create his seminal Wire Chair, which he would go onto adapt into numerous other designs. To this day, the Wire Chair and all of its variants still bring a touch of classic 20th century modernism to any setting they sit in, be it a styling metropolitan bar or a relaxing informal dining room.
“The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.”