One of today’s prolific industrial designers, Marc Newson is exceptional in his ability to design things that people covet. For Knoll’s latest seating introduction, it was paramount to push beyond the expectations for performance and aesthetics to create something entirely new. With a history of working on art forms, finely tuned timepieces and technological breakthroughs - Marc Newson was the clear design partner.
As Newson sees it, a task chair is a physical expression of a matrix of ideas on subjects as varied as material production, ergonomics, beauty, and social norms. Despite the intense effort required to reconcile all of these issues into a single form, the final result must appear effortless.