AP Coverage of The Washington Collection for Knoll™ at Salone Internazionale del Mobile Garners International Media Praise

April 25, 2014

The Washington Collection for Knoll™, the premier furniture collection for the internationally renowned architect David Adjaye, garnered praise at Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

“Knoll continues its long tradition of collaborating with architects dating from Mies Van Der Rohe's Barcelona chair. This year, it has tapped London-based David Adjaye,” reports Associated Press writer Colleen Barry for ABC News.

Commenting on his approach to designing the collection, Adjaye said, "I understood that it would be an opportunity to express my position in terms of materials, silhouettes and forms."

“Adjaye designed two chairs intended as complementary forms, one the skeleton and one the skin,” notes The Washington Post.

The Globe News writes, “Washington Skeleton is a solid sculpture, a curved intersection of crisscrossing lines, made of cast iron and either painted or copper-plated. Washington Skin is made from nylon that gives for a light backward bounce."

"My starting point was the idea of a seated person, and the form of the chair echoes this," Adjaye said. "The pattern is then a drawing of the forces required to brace this shape and make it a chair. It is like an exoskeleton."

The Washington Collection for Knoll™, including the Washington Skeleton™ and Washington Skin™ chairs, will be presented at NeoCon 2014 in Chicago in June.

Washington Skeleton™ Aluminum Side Chair
Washington Skin™ Nylon Chair
Washington Corona™ Bronze Coffee Table