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David Adjaye Unveils the Washington Collection™ at the Knoll Shop New York

Architect’s First Furniture Collection Introduced to the New York Design Community on October 1

October 2, 2013

David Adjaye introduced the Washington Collection for Knoll™ to the New York design community on October 1, 2013 during a special event at the Knoll Shop.

The entire collection, including the Washington Skin™ and Washington Skeleton™ chairs and Washington Corona™ Table – all of which are currently available at knoll.com – as well as a forthcoming club chair that will be introduced in 2014, will be on display at the Knoll Shop through October 31.

An exhibition celebrating David Adjaye’s design process and architectural work will also be on display at the shop. Models and information on a selection of architectural works on display include MCA Denver & LN House and the Moscow School of Management.

Maquettes and models of Adjaye’s furniture designs for Knoll area also included, giving visitors a deeper look into the collection, from conception to design. The collection’s side chairs are also displayed in a wall-to-ceiling shelf, highlighting the chairs architectural beauty. The collection is the first foray into furniture design for the architect, whose projects include the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, the Whitechapel Idea Store in London (2005). Currently, Adjaye is working on the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

“There is nothing superfluous in the pattern,” Knoll CEO Andrew Cogan said at the event of the nylon and aluminum chairs, which are inverted counterpoints of each other.

“This is an intertwining relationship,” Adjaye said. “They are a pair.”

“One is the skeleton that supports the body in space. The other is the skin that supports the body in space. And together they are part of one system,” he continued.

The exhibition will be on display through October 31, 2013 at the Knoll Shop, located at 1330 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. The Knoll Shop is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, through October 31.

Washington Skeleton™ Aluminum Side Chair
Washington Skin™ Nylon Chair
Washington Corona™ Bronze Coffee Table