Washington Skeleton Chair for Knoll™ by David Adjaye on Display at the RISD Museum

Chair Added to the Collection of Decorative Arts and Design

March 25, 2015

David Adjaye’s copper-plated Washington Skeleton Chair™ for Knoll is now on display at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD) Museum David and Peggy Rockefeller Gallery.

The Washington Skeleton Chair is part of a collection of side chairs and coffee table by celebrated architect David Adjaye. The collection transforms Adjaye’s architectural and sculptural vision into accessible objects for the home and office.

The chair is a new addition to the museum’s collection of decorative arts and design, which encompass European and American furniture, silver, metalwork, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, and plastics from the medieval period to the present.

“The RISD Museum's decorative arts and design collection has wide appeal for visitors and is among the most heavily used by faculty and students at RISD, Brown, and other nearby colleges. An interpretative approach to the collection encourages deep engagement and, as a result, the objects are the focal point and impetus for new research, learning across ages and disciplines, and the creation of new works of art and design.”

Established in Providence in 1877, alongside the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Museum's permanent collection of about 100,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art and design from all over the world, from ancient times to the latest in contemporary art.

The Museum is located at 20 North Main Street in Providence Rhode Island. Gallery Hours are Friday through Sundays, from 10am to 5pm and on Thursdays from 10am to 9pm.

Washington Skeleton™ Aluminum Side Chair
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Washington Corona™ Aluminum Coffee Table