This year, Knoll has teamed up with renowned London-based architect, David Adjaye to introduce an exclusive new furniture collection at Salone. The Washington Collection for Knoll consists of seating that transforms David Adjaye’s architectural and sculptural vision into accessible objects for the home and office.
The two cantilevered chairs – Washington Skeleton™ and Washington Skin™ – establish a play between propping and balancing, so that they are simultaneously functional and sculptural. The chairs, with their unique leg design, are available in two materials: die-cast aluminum (Washington Skeleton) and reinforced nylon (Washington Skin). Like complementary inversions of each other, the aluminum chair is reduced to a fine geometric lattice, while the nylon chair offers a colorful envelope of the same form.
The aluminum Washington Skeleton Chair is available in several ultra-durable paint finishes (black, green and gray) or copper plated; a finish that will patina with age. The nylon Washington Skin Chair is available in several UV-stable colors. Please note: All chairs are available for indoor use.
Saarinen Collection for Outdoor
During Salone, Knoll will also introduce an unprecedented addition to its Saarinen Collection. For the first time ever, Knoll’s renowned Saarinen Dining Tables and Saarinen Low Tables will be available for outdoor use!
The iconic tables, which are already offered in countless types and colors of marble, as well as in wood and laminate tops, will now also be available in a white Acrylic Stone top. This special Acrylic Stone makes the tables suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Knoll’s new Outdoor Saarinen Dining Tables and Outdoor Saarinen Low Tables will be offered in several different sizes/dimensions and will make the perfect additions to one’s garden or patio!
Knoll’s Saarinen Table (or Pedestal Table, as it is widely known), was first introduced in 1956. Designed by Eero Saarinen to alleviate clutter, this innovative table introduced the concept of one center stem, instead of the traditional four legged support. This minimalist design not only opened up space underneath the table, but provided a cleaner, elegant look that was both aesthetically pleasing and functional.