Bertoïa, Harry (1915 - 1978)
The Italian-born American designer and sculptor originally worked as a jeweller, experimenting the manipulation of metal. In the 1950s, he explored furniture design and conceived several pieces for Knoll including the legendary “Diamond Chair”: a sculptural metallic and delicate yet sturdy chair. From the 1960s, he imagined sound sculptures that created different tones following how the metal had been worked. Harry Bertoia who claimed that 'the urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living', therefore imagined a new kind of musicality.