The form

The Asymmetric Chaise is made from fine steel rods that have been welded together to form a web-like structure. It is available in chrome or in a white outdoor finish, with or without a seat cushion or fully upholstered (as seen here).

Designed by

Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) in 1952 for Knoll International. Harry was born in San Lorenzo, Italy, and moved to the USA with his family in 1930. He attended the influential school of architecture and design at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, studying and working alongside legendary designers including Charles and Ray Eames (with whom he worked intensively to help create their moulded plywood products) and Eero Saarinen.

What makes it special

The asymmetrical nature of the piece frees it from the restrictions of conventional furniture –and while it was designed in the early ’50s, it wasn’t actually developed beyond prototype stage until 2005.

Where to buy

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