Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Wire Form)’, 1968, Wright
Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Wire Form)’, 1968, Wright
Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Wire Form)’, 1968, Wright
Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Wire Form)’, 1968, Wright

Sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by the Harry Bertoia Foundation.

Hokin Gallery Inc., Bay Harbor Islands | Private Collection | Christie's, London, 50 Years of Connoisseurship - Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, 30 June 2016, Lot 183 | Private Collection, New York

About Harry Bertoia

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.

Italian-American, 1915-1978, San Lorenzo, Italy

Exhibition Highlights

2014
GRAHAM, 
New York,
Bertoia: The Sonambients