Saarinen Executive Chairs by Knoll offer a seat to customers of the new Restaurant Torre, located on the sixth and seventh floors of Fondazione Prada's latest building. Restaurant Torre, located in Milan, was designed by Rem Koolhaas with Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli of OMA studio.
The restaurant, as Koolhaas describes it, is “a collage of pre-existing themes and elements” that brings together works of art and design. The Executive Chairs designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1950, here with with chrome-plated legs and no armrests, assert their timeless presence and take center stage on the first two of three levels that makes up the space. The third floor incorporates Mies van der Rohe's Brno Chair for a more elevated look and feel.
The upper level features the original furnishings of the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York designed by Philip Johnson in 1958, in particular, Mies van der Rohe's custom bar stool that gets its name from the restaurant. In Mies' typical fashion, the Four Seasons Barstool is a meticulous expression of line and form.
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