Treasure... Nita's chairs...

I love mid century classic furniture. And back then spaces were smaller so the furniture was also. This is really good because our next stop will be a condo and this small well designed furniture will work really well. This is the Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair it is missing the little leather cushion. But is very comfortable without it. This chair is part of a collection called Nita's chairs.

Some info... Harry Bertoia first met Florence Knoll Bassett (then Florence Schust) at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Years later, the Italian-born designer was invited to work for Florence and her husband, Hans Knoll. Knowing they were working with an artist, the Knolls gave Bertoia the freedom to work on whatever suited him. The result was the Bertoia Seating Collection (1952). Featuring a delicate filigreed appearance that's supremely strong, these airy seats are sculpted out of steel rods. In his art, Bertoia experimented with open forms and metal work, and these chairs were an extension of that work. "If you look at the chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture," said Bertoia. "Space passes through them."

I actually have 3, yes 3 of these fabulous chairs. 2 like the one pictured and a smaller chair without the winged look. Mine are black but you can now get them in chrome. I like the black much better. And these are called Nita's chairs because they were Nita's chairs. I feel honored to have them. Of course that makes me think of her. In a fire I would take these over the photo albums. It's my wedding ring, my computer, these chairs.