The famous Harry Bertoia Stools originate from the 1950's design-period of Mid-Century Modern. These exquisite stools appear almost sculptural with the…
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The living room's Danish modern seating was passed down to Cornelia from her family in Germany, while the nearby vintage sofa was purchased from a Miami Beach shop. The retro wooden-topped coffee table is one of the couple's favorite finds. "It's an original Harry Bertoia bench that's rare and hardly ever comes on the market," says Celestino.
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The details that Ford credits for making the home special—“a mixture of woods, the use of concrete, and the massive windows that bring the outside in”—are on full display in the dining area. A beamed ceiling creates a cozy shell for the live-edge table from HD Buttercup and the concrete built-in bench. The chairs are vintage Harry Bertoia.
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In the master bedroom, a custom-made bed has a headboard covered in a fabric from Peter Dunham Textiles and is dressed in Matteo linens and a vintage blanket; the side table came from a mill, the chair is Belgian, the bench is by Harry Bertoia, and the photograph is by Alec Soth.
Bertoia Bench and Maya Lin Stone: This simple design was the first piece of furniture created by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Although the bench does not have the signature wire grid of his more recognizable 1952 collection, the welded wire base shows an early exploration of the material and foreshadows what was to soon follow | Knoll