Knoll a Finalist for Three Architizer A+ Awards

The Washington Skeleton™ Chair, "Tools for Life'" by OMA and Antenna® Workspaces Honored

March 5, 2014

Three Knoll designs, the Washington Skeleton™ Chair, the "Tools for Life" collection by OMA and Antenna® Workspaces, are finalists in the 2014 Architizer A+ Awards for product design for home and work.

The A+ Architizer 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. Architizer is the largest and fastest-growing database of architecture online. The web community also selects a Popular Choice winner in each category.

The Washington Skeleton™ Chair by David Adjaye, a finalist in the Products + Living category, was introduced in October 2013 as part of the Washington Collection™ for Knoll by David Adjaye. The Washington Skeleton™ chair establish a play between propping and balancing, so that they are simultaneously functional and sculptural. It features a fine geometric lattice design and is suitable for use both indoors and out.

Antenna® Workspaces, a finalist in the Products + Work category, allows organization to accommodate the diversity of work modes in the workplace. Antenna Workspaces begins with an inherently collaborative structure -- the table. Building from this basic unit, focus areas and group environments are created by linking desks, adding partitioning elements, and integrating storage. Throughout, the table remains at the heart of the design, giving every Antenna environment — whether private or open plan — a creative, collaborative essence.

To celebrate the Knoll 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 is a finalist in the Products + Partnerships category, can perform in a myriad of ways, changing both physically and functionally to suit a variety of environments and uses.