Architizer Celebrates The Washington Collection for Knoll by David Adjaye and Highlights Ten Iconic Furniture CollectionsArchitizer Declares: “The Collection Celebrates 75 Years of Innovative Furniture from Knoll."
October 14, 2013
David Adjaye’s debut furniture collection, the Washington Collection for Knoll™, is celebrated by Architizer, the largest platform for architecture and design online. The article also highlights ten iconic architects that designed furniture for Knoll, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Warren Platner and Eero Saarinen.
The Washington Collection™, which consists of two cantilevered side chairs, — Washington Skin™ is a colorful nylon side chair and Washington Skeleton™ is a "latticed aluminum side chair" — and a bronze coffee table, "celebrates 75 years of innovative furniture from Knoll," writes Architizer’s Raquel Laneri. An ottoman, club chair, and side table will round out the collection when introduced in 2014.
The Washington Collection™ is available exclusively at knoll.com or through the Knoll Home Design Shop in New York City. An exhibition of David Adjaye’s work will be on display at the Knoll Shop alongside the collection through October 31.
The article also highlights designs by Eero Saarinen, including “such iconic designs as the Grasshopper, Tulip and Womb Chairs;" the Breuer Collection by Bauhaus-trained Marcel Breuer, which incldes "the classic Wassily Chair, inspired by the frame of a bicycle and the constructivist theories of the De Stjil movement;" as well as Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona® Collection and Brno Chair, which "Mies, Florence Knoll’s mentor and friend, granted Knoll the exclusive rights to manufacture,” notes Laneri.
Laneria also rediscovers furniture designs by Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, Frank Gehery, Maya Lin and textile designs by 2x4.
The 'Tools for Life' Collection by OMA, which also debuted this year to mark Knoll’s 75th anniversary, is also featured. “'Tools for Life,' a funky collection of modular stackable coffee tables, mod-ish swivel chairs, and more, debuted at Milan Design Week earlier this year,” Laneri writes.
"Knoll has a long history of working with designers and architects to create lasting designs for the home and office," she concludes.