Harry Bertoia was an Italian-born American artist best known for his sculptures, jewelry, and furniture design. Perhaps his most famous piece is his Diamond Chair, an elegant furniture object made entirely from polished steel wires which create a basket-like shape upon which cushions can rest. In Detroit, at age 15, he enrolled in Cass Technical High School. He would later attend the nearby Cranbrook Academy of Art. He then worked for the Evans Product Company and then the design firm Knoll, and by the 1950s was able to devote himself exclusively to art.