Knoll Presented Amazing New Products At Salone del Mobile 2019 ⇒ For Salone del Mobile 2019, Knoll celebrates an important anniversary – the Bauhaus centenary – and presents the new collections, alongside the iconic products of the brand, eloquently emphasizing a clear set of values: timelessness, the coherent design logic that has always been the company’s trademark, skilfully combined with uniqueness and comfort. Founded in 1938 through the collaboration with the great masters of design and architecture of the 20th century, Knoll continues its path today with the most outstanding contemporary talents, constantly confirming the creative vision that has made the brand famous all over the world. The new collections presented by Knoll designed by Piero Lissoni are perfectly coordinated with the recent items designed for the catalogue by the architect. Knoll is also showing the new Smalto collection of tables designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, featuring a forceful graphic approach that becomes a contemporary reinterpretation of the great design classics. CovetED brings you an exclusive look at these new collections.
Gould Sofa Collection Designed by Piero Lissoni
For Salone del Mobile 2019 and the new creations of Piero Lissoni, Knoll celebrates 15 years of collaboration with the architect and presents Gould, a collection of upholstered furnitures based on a more relaxed, informal way of sitting, in a spirit of classic-contemporary taste, relying on ample proportions and large cushions to ensure extraordinary comfort. Accommodating with its more accentuated depth, Gould becomes a gathering place, a perfect synthesis of design and classicism, ready for insertion in modern spaces with a minimal-chic tone, refined and informal at the same time, in tune with the natural desire for relaxation. Piero Lissoni’s goal was to simplify the traditional idea of the sofa, which is often the result of complex construction. At the same time, however, he did not want to overlook the high-quality standards of Knoll requires of every designer, in every project.
Gould is a large, extra large and extra-extra large sofa, where the panels of the support structure can be covered in fabric or produced with a chestnut wood finish. In perfect Knoll style, to create a comfortable and elegant product, Lissoni has come up with a sofa whose design sums up and explains its genesis, full of technological and sartorial content, reflecting the research and craftsmanship that have always been key factors in the company’s genetic code. Relaxing on a Gould sofa, one immediately has a pleasant sensation of comfort thanks to the padding of the cushions, in down or polyurethane/wadding. A series of decor cushions, with a very precise design that leaves no geometric figure to chance.
KN Collection by Knoll Designed by Piero Lissoni
The collaboration between Piero Lissoni and Knoll also continues with the KN Collection, presented at the Salone del Mobile 2019 in Milan in two new and different interpretations: KN04 and KN05 represent the evolution of a program that began last year with the KN01 and KN02 models, both swivel chairs with a central support and a four-spoke base. The KN04 chair, with more compact proportions and ideal for completing domestic corners where relaxation is a style, has been added together with the KN05 settee, with a very distinctive feature. Both have a fixed structure in chromium-plated or coated metal rod, and a shell produced in polyurethane and covered in leather or fabric.
The salient feature of the project is the shell, a smooth, curved unit for both the KN04 and the KN05, which gives the pieces a recognizable, original design. Though this latter aspect has been simplified, the new versions become very versatile seats that offer pure relaxation. Ideal for domestic spaces and waiting rooms, all the way to informal office settings, KN04 and KN05 are perfectly coordinated with all the collections in the Knoll catalogue, where the elegant, sophisticated touch of Piero Lissoni generates an aesthetic of lightness that sets the tone of the entire KN family.
Smalto Table Designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Starting in 2013 with the launch of the Barber & Osgerby collection of sofas, armchairs and ottomans, the brilliant collaboration between Knoll and the designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby continues along the lines of the brand’s cultural heritage, from the modern, innovative Pilot Chair in 2015 to this new collection of tables: Smalto. Made entirely of enamelled steel, the design process was an exercise in purity and simplicity for the studio and the result is an exceptionally durable collection that is both contemporary and classic. A table that stands out for its forceful graphic approach, a contemporary reinterpretation of the themes of the great design classics. The top takes an innovative technical approach, of tangible thickness in the softly curved borders, exploiting the sculptural potential of the material. The rounded volumes and enveloping forms, together with a support structure that offers stability in a composition of great visual lightness, make Smalto a perfect choice for various spaces in the home, responding to a wide range of different needs. The finely balanced proportions and subtle interaction of the top and the curves give Smalto a refined, discreet look that can be completed by a wide range of contemporary or classic seatings.
The new Smalto table by Barber & Osgerby, in the round or longer versions with rounded ends, conquers the living area to become its protagonist, adding a unique touch to the spaces of contemporary living. The collection is a perfect blend of stylistic innovation and painstaking workmanship, as in the finishing of the metal using a process at high temperatures to achieve results comparable to vitrification. The tables have a grand presence, with large, inset tubular legs and a thick (32mm) table top, whilst still remaining perfectly proportioned – the balance between the table’s curves and its high gloss enamel finish gives the product a refined appearance. Smalto has a strong but friendly look, perfect at home in any decor. In a modern language, it reinterprets the skilful combination of aesthetic features – like the various colours ranging from grey/green, to blue, to grey, to dark aubergine – and structural details, obtained through the technology and craftsmanship that set Knoll apart in all its collections.
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