Knoll Receives an Architizer Architecture + Collaboration A+ AwardThe Company Also Recognized for 11-Piece OMA Collection
April 7, 2014 UPDATED May 16, 2014
Knoll is the recipient of both the 2014 Architizer Architecture + Collaboration Award and the Products + Partnerships Award for the "Tools for Life" Collection by OMA. Architizer is the largest and fastest-growing database of architecture online. The Architizer A+ Awards are the definitive global architectural award program with over 60 categories for which over 200 judges select five finalists and one winner in each category.
The Collaboration Award recognizes Knoll's ongoing commitment to exploring design and innovation with leading architects wordwide.
To celebrate the its 75th anniversary, Knoll worked with world-class architecture studio OMA to design "Tools for Life," a collection of furniture that is dynamic, innovative, and experimental. The 11-piece collection, which includes the 04 Counter, is the jury pick for the Products + Partnerships category. The collection can perform in a myriad of ways, changing both physically and functionally to suit a variety of environments and uses.
The collection debuted at the 2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile at Prada's Milan exhibition space, where the pieces were first previewed during Prada’s Fall Men's Show earlier in the year. “Tools for Life” offers a contemporary interface between furniture and people, supporting the ebb and flow of work and social life, while adjusting to the different needs of both.
Commenting on the collection, Rem Koolhaas said, "We wanted to create a range of furniture that performs in very precise but also in completely unpredictable ways, furniture that not only contributes to the interior but also to the animation."
The Washington Skeleton™ Chair by David Adjaye and Antenna® Workspaces were also finalists in the Products + Living and Products + Work categories respectively.