Modern Wire Chairs

Beyond Bertoia: 10 Modern Wire Chairs With Great Lines

Bend's Lucy Chair ($460) offers an intriguing geometry on its backrest, creating a pop of color and pattern wherever it's positioned.

Harry Bertoia's iconic wire chairs, including the Diamond Lounge Chair, the Side Chair, and the Asymmetric Chaise are undisputed favorites among design connoisseurs. These chairs, which debuted in 1952, feature a light, airy appearance that defies their massive strength, which is aided by its steel-rod structure. When describing the chairs, Bertoia noted, "If you look at the chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes through them."

Some of the chairs in this roundup of wire chairs reference Bertoia's chairs, while others make a clear departure. From minimalist, geometric angles to more organic shapes, there's a lot to love in this collection of modern wire chairs.