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Washington Prism™ Ottoman

David Adjaye 2015

Designed as part of the Washington Collection for Knoll™, the Prism Lounge Chair and Ottoman use geometry and pattern to define form. The pieces are intended as sculptural or architectural objects that can be viewed from any side.

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  • Seat is comprised of individually upholstered panels of urethane molded foam
  • Base is constructed of 3/4" Baltic Birch plywood panels covered in plastic color core laminate which maintains color throughout so vibrancy is maintained from edge to edge
  • Panels are assembled together using poplar wood corner blocks
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The Washington Collection for Knoll, David Adjaye's first collection of furniture, transforms his architectural and sculptural vision into accessible objects for the home and office. The collection consists of two cantilevered side chairs, a club chair, an ottoman, a side table and a monumental coffee table.

David Adjaye said, "It has been hugely exciting to work with Knoll’s team. The design concept has been enriched by the intensely collaborative engagement and as a result, this collection challenges materiality and form in much the same way that I try to work within the architectural context."

Commenting on Adjaye’s work, Knoll design director Benjamin Pardo said, "David is doing really innovative and important architectural projects, and what really interested us was to see that work on an entirely new scale."

Established in June 2000, Adjaye Associates was founded by David Adjaye, who is widely recognized as one of the leading architects of his generation. The practice has gained international renown with work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, distinguished by its insightful cultural engagement and the transformative civic qualities of its buildings. Projects range in scale from private houses, exhibition design and temporary pavilions to major arts centres, civic buildings and masterplans.

Completed buildings include two community libraries in Washington DC, the Moscow School of Management, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and two Idea Stores in London. Current work includes the design of the Smithsonian Institution’s new Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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