Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Sonambient)’, c. 1974, Sculpture, Beryllium copper, brass, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Sonambient), c. 1974

Beryllium copper, brass
60 × 9 × 9 in
152.4 × 22.9 × 22.9 cm
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Harry Bertoia
Italian-American, 1915–1978
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Harry Bertoia’s oeuvre encompasses sound sculptures, furniture, and jewelry design. A successful designer at the mid-century furniture company Knoll, Bertoia famously designed their “Diamond chair”, a delicate and airy steel-framed chair introduced in 1952 and still sold today. He would later devote his artistic energy towards innovative sculpture, finding ways to bend and stretch metal so that when crossed with wind or touch, it would create different sounds. Many of Bertoia's “tonal sculptures” were commissioned for established institutions and as public art displays. He has also performed concerts with these pieces, even recording a series of albums known as “Sonambient” music. From a young age Bertoia was friends with other prominent designers such as Walter Gropius and Ray and Charles Eames, and he regularly designed jewelry for his friends.

Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Sonambient)’, c. 1974, Sculpture, Beryllium copper, brass, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Condition report: Overall in very good original condition. Sculpture presents with a rich original patina with some minor oxidation and …

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Harry Bertoia
Italian-American, 1915–1978
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Harry Bertoia’s oeuvre encompasses sound sculptures, furniture, and jewelry design. A successful designer at the mid-century furniture company Knoll, Bertoia famously designed their “Diamond chair”, a delicate and airy steel-framed chair introduced in 1952 and still sold today. He would later devote his artistic energy towards innovative sculpture, finding ways to bend and stretch metal so that when crossed with wind or touch, it would create different sounds. Many of Bertoia's “tonal sculptures” were commissioned for established institutions and as public art displays. He has also performed concerts with these pieces, even recording a series of albums known as “Sonambient” music. From a young age Bertoia was friends with other prominent designers such as Walter Gropius and Ray and Charles Eames, and he regularly designed jewelry for his friends.

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Sonambient), c. 1974

Beryllium copper, brass
60 × 9 × 9 in
152.4 × 22.9 × 22.9 cm
.
Bidding closed
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