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Gallery: Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sound sculptures

February 2015

Harry Bertoia Polaroid

Harry Bertoia Polaroid

Harry Bertoia Polaroid

Harry Bertoia Polaroid

Sonambient sculptures

Images of the furniture designer and sound artist's large metal wire sound sculptures, including Polaroids taken by the artist himself

Bertoia was an Italian sculptor, printmaker, furniture designer and sound artist, famous for his metal mesh chair designs for Knoll, which allowed him to create the Sonambient sculptures, which were made from clusters of heavy wire rods.

The Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bertoia Studios and Important Records have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for transferring hundreds of Bertoia’s sound works from tape to digital. More details on the Kickstarter here.

Read a longer news piece on the sculptures here.

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