Under the headline, "Another Knoll Classic is Born," Colleen Barry of AP writes:
Marc Newson's Aluminum chair for Knoll is "part diving board, part trampoline," says the brand's director of design Benjamin Pardo. The mesh seat of the cantilevered chair appears to float over a curved tubular base, while the elastomeric-polyester knit mesh provides a fun, bouncy give in the seat and back. The design is exceptionally simple, comprising three elements: a metal frame that is 100 percent recycled aluminum, fabric and glass reinforcements.
"All three need each other to work. The frame on its own would have very little stability," Newson said.
The side chair, for home or office use, comes in three frame colors and six mesh shades, allowing for bold combinations for the contemporary eye. And it stacks. The seat is in the DNA of the Knoll group, bringing together both a lean profile and simplicity, with strong technical aspects. "It says Knoll," Newson said. "It is quite a graphic product."
Since the articles' publication, over 150 print and digital outlets in the U.S., including CNBC and such geographically diverse outlets as the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News, the Knetucky News Era, and the New Jersey Herald, have picked up Barry's story on the Marc Newson's new design for Knoll.
Debuted at the 2018 Salone del Mobile, the Newson Aluminum Chair by Marc Newson embodies the company's celebration of 80 years of innovative and modern design. Honoring the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a forefather of Modernism, Newson’s design, 90 years later, is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition.
The radical design reflects Newson’s fanaticism for the space age, as well as his belief that, “design is about improving things and about looking to the future, pushing technology forward.”
Defined by a single uninterrupted line, the design brings Marc Newson’s signature combination of organic forms and precision engineering to the Knoll seating portfolio. Echoing the futuristic vocabulary that characterizes his work, the side chair for Knoll marries hard and soft, solid and transparent, in a striking form that seems to levitate in space.