Pilot by Knoll® High Back

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby 2016

Pilot is an innovative swivel lounge chair that marries visual and material lightness with exceptional comfort. The cantilevered seat, which features a unique upholstery substructure for greater flexibility, appears to float in the air, giving the chair a refined silhouette and an essential, timeless appeal.

Finishes

Two or three split upholstery available. Seat, back and upholstered arms can be specified in different fabrics or leathers. Fabric and leather cannot be mixed.
 

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  • color Polished Aluminum
  • color Dark Grey

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Construction
  • Four star base is die cast aluminum
  • Base swivels 360°
  • Base available in polished aluminum or painted in a highly durable powder coat
  • Seat is highly resilient polyurethane molded foam overlaid with knit backed polyester fiber
  • Upholstery is topstitched with open parallel double side seaming
  • Two or three split upholstery available. Seat, back and upholstered arms can be specified in different fabrics or leathers. Fabric and leather cannot be mixed
  • Seat substructure is comprised of steel, die cast aluminum and elastic webbing embedded inside polyurethane molded foam
  • Loop Arms are steel rod and attach with die cast aluminum brackets
  • Upholstered Arms have steel weldment substructure embedded inside highly resilient polyurethane molded foam, overlaid with knit backed polyester fiber

Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London. Alongside their eponymous studio, in 2001 Barber and Osgerby founded Universal Design Studio, now recognized as one of the world’s most innovative creative design consultancies working in architecture, interiors and exhibition design.

They have developed collections for several major furniture manufacturers as well as limited edition pieces and one-off works for both private and public commissions. BarberOsgerby’s work is held in permanent collections around the world including the V&A Museum, London; New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; London's Design Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 2012, the pair launched MAP, a strategy-based industrial design studio that draws on the creative and commercial skills of Barber and Osgerby to provide design intuition, creative direction and research to ambitious clients. That same year, Barber and Osgerby were honored with the appointment to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

Edward and Jay have been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and awarded OBEs for their services to the design industry.