Born in northeastern Italy, designer Bertoia left at the age of 1 to join his brother in the United States. The year was 1930. During a school program, he studied metal drawing and sculpture. During his university studies, he befriended the greatest like Saarinen, Eames or Knoll.
In 1943 and after a few years of teaching at Cranbook, he left for California to join his college friends, the Eames and help them make their plywood creations. With the experience and royalties, he can now devote himself to the creation of metal objects.
It was in 1952 that the first chair, named Diamond, was marketed by Knoll Inc. Given the success of this chair, other models followed. We are talking about, of course, the dining chair, stools and many others like the children's chair. More than 70 years later, his creations are still among the best achievements in the world of furniture.