Zinc Details is pleased to announce Design Salon: Talk with Celia Bertoia, a conversation about growing up modern on Friday, April 18 from 5 to 8 pm. The talk will start at 6pm. Celia is the daughter of famed modern designer Harry Bertoia. She will chat with Sarah Londsdale, co-founder and editor-at-large of Remodelista about the life and work of her father. An informal discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Harry Bertoia’s sculpture and jewelry will be on display during the event. Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Harry Bertoia was born in Italy in 1915 and moved to the U.S. at the age of 15. He attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he encountered Walter Gropius and Charles and Ray Eames. Later he worked for the Eameses and also for Hans and Florence Knoll. The Bertoia Series for Knoll was introduced in 1952 and is one of the great achievements of 20th century design. Bertoia also created jewelry, sculptures, paintings and installations including the altar for the MIT chapel designed by Eero Saarinen.
Celia Bertoia is Harry’s youngest daughter whose mission is to further the legacy of her father’s life and work through The Bertoia Foundation and the web site harrybertoia.org.
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Zinc Details is an independently owned furniture showroom, gallery and essential resource for the San Francisco creative community.We bring together brand names like Knoll, Herman Miller and Vitra with work by emerging talents and local Bay Area artists since 1991. Our fun mix of art, design and craft is expertly curated from sources around the globe.