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Washington Skin™ Nylon Side Chair

Sir David Adjaye 2013

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


  • color Black
  • color White
  • color Grey
  • color Orange
  • color Yellow
  • color Lime


Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • Available in seven colors
  • Injection-molded, glass-reinforced nylon
  • Shell and legs are cast in three parts and are connected using mortise and tenon joinery and stainless steel fasteners
  • The unique prop-leg design is reinforced internally with a cast aluminum brace that is over-molded with nylon
  • Designer’s signature and the KnollStudio logo are located under the seat
  • Features integral glides that elevate and protect the leg profile
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • Washington Skin™ Nylon Chair is certified Clean Air GOLD
  • Learn more about Washington Skin™ Nylon Chair product certifications and materials at Ecomedes.

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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."

Adjaye’s limited edition cast bronze coffee table reflects this cross-over. The sculptural table with a clear glass top is constructed from four cast bronze panels, and four connecting plates. The roughhewn exterior contrasts the highly reflective, hand polished interior surface. To mark our 75th anniversary the bronze coffee table is limited to an edition of 75.

Sir David Adjaye Talks about the Collection

Cool Hunting Video With Sir David Adjaye

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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