Exhibiting for the first time at imm Cologne, Knoll presents new designs by Piero Lissoni in tandem with reimagined Modern classic designs.

The installation, designed by OMA, a Dutch-based architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, honors the one hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus. It explores the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a master of twentieth century architecture.

Divided into four spaces, each area of the pavilion honors a different architectural masterpiece for which Mies designed unique furniture collections: the house in Krefeld (1927); the Weissenhof estate in Stuttgart (1927); the Barcelona Pavilion (1929); and the Tugendhat house (1930).

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The Krefeld house space + KN01 designed by Piero Lissoni.

Visitors experience a sequence of striking combinations of architecture and furniture, including designs by Piero Lissoni, ranging from the Red Baron bookcase to the KN01 and KN02 chairs to the Grasshopper table. Lissoni’s pieces are paired with iconic pieces from the MR and Barcelona® Collections by Mies van der Rohe.

To honor the brand’s historical ties to the Bauhaus, Knoll has created commemorative, “Bauhaus Editions” of the MR Collection and the Barcelona Chair®. The MR Collection features new fabric and leather options. In addition, the Company will produce 365 certified and numbered Barcelona Chairs, one for each day of 2019.

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The Tugendhat house space + Barcelona Chairs designed by Mies.

The Knoll OMA pavilion is located at booth A004-B005. The installation is on view at imm Cologne 2019 from January 14 - January 20.

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