Washington Skeleton™ Aluminum Side Chair

David Adjaye 2013

David Adjaye's cantilevered side chairs explore between propping and balancing, so that they are simultaneously functional and sculptural. Washington Skeleton™ is reduced to a fine geometric lattice while its inverted counterpoint, Washington Skin™, offers a colourful envelope to the same form.


Skeleton's cast-aluminum frame is available with a outdoor powder coat paint finish or copper plating (copper not suitable for outdoor use). The copper plating will patina with time.


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Construction and Details
  • Powder coat finishes suitable for outdoor use
  • Available with outdoor powder coat paint or copper or brushed nickel plating (indoor use only)
  • Copper plating will patina over time
  • Seat and legs are constructed of die-cast aluminum
  • Legs connect to seat with mortise and tenon joint
  • Designer’s signature and the KnollStudio logo are located under the seat
  • Nylon glides included
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®


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Powder coat paints are suitable for outdoor use. Copper and Nickel finishes are not recommended for outdoor use. Copper plating will patina over time.

  • color Black
  • color Grey
  • color Green
  • color Sterling - Textured
  • color White
  • color Copper, Natural
  • color Brushed Nickel


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."