BIRD WIRE DESIGN CHAIR
CHROME PLATED STEEL MESH
POLYFOAM CUSHION WITH LEATHER COVER
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Aniline leather is a type of leather in which high quality hides have been treated with aniline as a dye. This produces a delicate, soft, supple leather. Typically, leather is colored both for aesthetic reasons and to conceal blemishes. However, aniline leather is not colored. It is a transparent chemical. This allows the leather to breathe better, making the leather more comfortable in both hot and cold weather.
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THE DESIGNER OF THE ORIGINAL
Best known as a sculptor and modern furniture designer, Harry Bertoia was born in San Lorenzo, Udine, Italy. In 1928 he began taking drawing classes in Italy before immigrating first to Canada, then to Detroit in 1930. He received a scholarship to the School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts in 1936 and a year later was awarded a teaching scholarship at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. There he taught metalworking from 1937 to 1942 and then graphics for one year.In 1943 Bertoia moved to Los Angeles to work as a furniture designer. His employer, Knoll Associates, introduced the Bertoia Collection of furniture in 1952. During this period he designed five wire pieces that became known as the Bertoia Collection for Knoll.