HarryBertoia  
 
Country:   USA
URL:   http://bertoiastudio.com/
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Italian-born artist and designer.He began taking drawing classes in 1928 before emigrating first to Canada, then to Detroit in 1930. He became a US citizen in 1946.He designed sound sculptures, monotypes, jewellery and furniture. His Sounding Sculpture can be found in the plaza of The Aon Center, Chicago's second tallest building.In the late 1940s, Bertoia was working with Charles Eames on ergonomic studies that would be used to create practical forms for furniture. In the period from 1950-1954, after parting ways with the Eames Office, Bertoia produced the five wire pieces that became known as the Bertoia Collection for Knoll. Innovative, comfortable and strikingly handsome, the chairs have a delicate appearance that belies their strength and durability.
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Bertoia Collection for Knoll Furniture Knoll. 1950 - 54 1950 USA Edit
Sounding Sculpture Sounding Sculpture plaza of The Aon Center, Chicago 1960 USA Edit
8 Sonambients (Tonal Pieces) Sound Sculpture 1960 USA Edit
Unfolding CD rermegacorp 1972 USA Edit