Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017
For the 56th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Knoll will present new collections and iconic designs, which collectively reaffirm the creative vision that has made the company a world-famous brand.
The collaboration between Knoll and Piero Lissoni continues with his design of Grasshopper, a collection of tables that expresses a perfect balance between modernity and tradition.
The elegance of Grasshopper results from its combination of surface and structure: the surfaces, distinguished by their slenderness, are available in an innovative rectangular form with rounded corners or in a circular format, while the structure is composed of very thin, high-performance cast steel elements available in chrome, burnished or lacquer finishes. Grasshopper also includes a family of low tables conceived as a minimal planetary system, tracing out circular orbits around the main table.
The range of new products from Piero Lissoni continues with Matrioska, a storage system of open and closed containers of varying geometries, where light and shadow confer lightness and simplicity to the volumes.
Describing the cabinet design, Lissoni says, “I thought of it as an open and minimal house with forms one inside the other, a sequence of empty and full spaces. A kind of rulebook of shapes, proportions and dimensions that narrate the way the space can be organized through an orchestration of colours and materials—marble, wood, lacquer and glass.”
In addition to these introductions, Knoll will present enhancements to the Avio Sofa System, an innovative, modular design of upholstered furniture with a relaxed and informal style, incorporating a metal structure and soft cushions, with clean lines that conceal its complex workings. This year, Avio evolves by incorporating asymmetry in the original design and is also available in a compact version.
Demetrio Apolloni, President of Knoll Europe, says, “Our space at the Salone illustrates the innovative spirit of Knoll design through the new creations developed for this year by Piero Lissoni, celebrating the past and future story of the brand at the same time.”
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