“Knoll introduces The Washington Collection for Knollâ¢, a collection of seating and tables designed by architect David Adjaye.
Developed during the realization of his signature project, The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C., The Washington Collection for Knoll transforms Adjayeâs architectural and sculptural vision into accessible objects for the home and office. The collection consists of two cantilevered side chairs, a club chair, an ottoman, a side table and a monumental bronze coffee table.
The two cantilevered chairs â Washington Skeletonâ¢ and Washington Skinâ¢ â 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 to the same form.
A geometric club chair, ottoman and side table, available in early 2014, complement the expressive organic lines of the side chairs and the cast bronze coffee table. Contrasting faceted laminate and upholstered planes create a dynamic texture.”