April 10, 2015
"If the design world had a secret society...the list of past and present members might read something like the roster at Knoll." So begins today's feature on the Architectural Digest blog, Daily AD, which covers Knoll's debut of Barber Osgerby stools and side tables inspired by those used by Mid-Century sewing professionals.
The British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby introduced a line of sculptural upholstered sofas with Knoll last year. Their new side tables and height-adjustable stools cross Modern sensibilities with contemporary needs, and they are equally suited to industry, office, and home.
Daily AD praised the pieces for their "sleek form, with circular surfaces that crown a conical, tripodlike base of die-cast aluminum." The tripod adds to the lightness and simplicity of the design. Daily AD also noted that the tripod shape is carefully calibrated, with ring-shaped elements that stabilize the bases' structure to prevent wobbling.