The simple shape of the Bertoia bench was the first sketch of the Italian designer for Knoll. The design of 1952 clearly shows the enthusiasm of working with metal, characteristic in the Bertoia products.
Harry Bertoia wasn't the kind of designer that researched a lot for his creations. His inspiration had to come from the inside. This was how the Bertoia bench emerged, which showed all the typical characteristics of the designer's works for the first time: the usage of tubes and wire of metal. The metal base gives the unmistakable character to the Knoll Bertoia bench, and the visual simplicity makes it unobtrusive, timeless and suitable for all kinds of surroundings at the same time.
Knoll produces the Bertoia outdoor bench with a frame out of welded steel tube with Rilsan coating and battens out of teak wood or acrylic stoneware.
Acrylic stoneware is a mixture of aluminium, acrylic resin and natural pigments. The aluminium reinforces the material, while the plastic makes the whole construction easily cleanable, water resistant and vivid regarding the colour. Teak wood is also predestined to be used outside: Teak is water repellent, wear-resistant, form stable and weatherproof. These qualities make the Bertoia bench perfectly suitable to be used on the terrace, the balcony and the garden.
The Bertoia outdoor bench is also available with other legs (black, white, stainless steel).