On the occasion of the 15th year of collaboration with the architect Piero Lissoni, Knoll presents Gould, a collection of upholstered furnitures based on a more relaxed, informal way of sitting, in a spirit of classic-contemporary taste, relying on ample proportions and large cushions to ensure extraordinary comfort.
Accommodating with its more accentuated depth, Gould becomes a gathering place, a perfect synthesis of design and classicism, ready for insertion in modern spaces with a minimal-chic tone, refined and informal at the same time, in tune with the natural desire for relaxation.
Gould is a large, extra large and extra-extra large sofa, where the panels of the support structure can be covered in fabric or produced with a chestnut wood finish.
Polyurethane foam panels upholstered in fabric and leather or chestnut wood panels. The panels are fixed to the seat structure. The painted metal seat frame has double layer straps.
Gould Large Sofa: 226cm W x 95cm D x 38/70cm H
Gould Extra Large Sofa: 320cm W x 95cm D x 38/70cm H
Gould Extra Extra Large Sofa: 412cm W x 95cm D x 38/70cm H
Piero Lissoni’s goal was to simplify the traditional idea of the sofa, which is often the result of a complex construction. At the same time, however, he did not want to overlook the high quality standards of Knoll requires of every designer, in every project.
In perfect Knoll style, to create a comfortable and elegant product, Lissoni has come up with a sofa whose design sums up and explains its genesis, full of technological and sartorial content, reflecting the research and craftsmanship that have always been key factors in the company’s genetic code. Relaxing on a Gould sofa, one immediately has a pleasant sensation of comfort thanks to the padding of the cushions, in down or polyurethane/wadding. A series of decor cushions, with very precise design that leaves no geometric figure to chance.
A balanced game of geometric lines and volumes, replicated for a new line of furniture that has the ambition of becoming a new classic, easy to insert in any setting, from private homes to contract applications.
Piero Lissoni is architect, art director and designer and is recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design. For over thirty years, he has developed projects the world over in the fields of architecture, landscape and interior, as well as in product and graphic design.
Some of the most important architecture and interior projects deserving mention include The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach (2020), the Grand Park Hotel in Croatia (2019), the restyling of the historic Camparino bar in the Galleria of Milan (2019), The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE (2017), the 240-unit condominium Oceana Bal Harbour in Miami (2017), the Casa Fantini hotel on the shores of Lake Orta (2017), the Sanlorenzo yachts SX112 (2020), SX76 (2018) and SX88 (2017), the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012), the renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009) in addition to the corporate headquarters of several international brands.
Piero Lissoni has received a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d'Oro ADI.