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Washington Skeleton Aluminum Side Chair

Sir David Adjaye 2013

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

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



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 Nickel, Brushed


Additional Info

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
  • Washington Skeleton™ Aluminum Side Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD
  • Learn more about Washington Skeleton™ product certifications and materials at Ecomedes.
In the News

The Washington Collection for Knoll, Sir 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.

Sir 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 Sir 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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