The Associated Press listed new designs for Knoll by Marc Krusin and Piero Lissoni in a selection of highlights from the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, released on April 19, 2016.
"Leave it to Knoll to provide the essential chair update," the Associated Press wrote, referring to the Krusin Collection 016, designed by Marc Krusin. The collection of seating "arches comfortably around the occupant and features a functional horizontal aperture between the seat and the back that is both appealing to the eye and allows for easy lifting." The piece acknowledges the Knoll tradition of making "some of the world's most distinctive, enduring chair designs, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair."
The piece continues by quoting Benjamin Pardo, Design Director, Knoll: "The chair is an intricate question."
The article also praises the Avio sofa system, designed by Piero Lissoni: "Dubbed 'Avio,' the Knoll system evokes a sense of floating, and has the interior design advantage of not being either left- or right-handed."
"[Avio] is intended to be a sofa that one can sit up and have a great conversation in, and also take a really great nap in," Pardo is quoted in the piece.
Both the Krusin and Lissoni designs are currently only debuted for the European market.
A record number of visitors—372,000—attended Salone del Mobile this year, according to the article. The annual event, widely regarded as the premier international furniture fair, featured more than 2,400 exhibitors, the Associated Press reported.
Read the piece on Architectural Record.