Walter Knoll has unveiled an innovative, premium suite of new products for the home and contract market.
12 March, 2014
It is often the small things in life that give us so much pleasure, because they make us aware of true quality, and sensitise us to the elaborate nature of craftsmanship. Which is exactly what these objects in fine saddle leather and elegant fabrics do.
An upholstered seat in front of the sofa? Indispensable – for comfort. A basket next to the sofa? Perfect, just the place to keep glossy magazines and the Sunday newspaper. Accompanied by an occasional table – for homely traditions like afternoon tea.
Design: Wolfgang C. R. Mezger
There are tables that simply do not need showcasing – their uniqueness make them naturally eye-catching. And that is the case with Seito. This dining table is a dream of lightness with its balanced lines, angles and surface. The tabletop is made of white quartz while the base comes in elegant nut wood.
Design: Foster + Partners
The Foster 520 armchair reinterprets the tradition of the club armchair – the development of which in Germany Walter Knoll was involved in at the beginning of the twentieth century. The designers at Foster + Partners have made masterful use of the materials: saddle leather with its striking grain for the back, and natural fabrics for the seat. The elaborately finished decorative seam emphasises the sweeping lines. With a slight swivel action or quite still on legs: powerful elegance with a perfect dose of laissez-faire. New: the armchair is now also available in all fabric and leather combinations, as well as with a lacquered outer shell in bronze or anthracite.
Design: Claudio Bellini
This chair by Claudio Bellini has been reduced to what is most beautiful. Swaying lines define the silhouette – charmingly emphasised by the coloured piping. An elastic textile – under the cover – spans its expanses for seat and back. Developed for aviation, the high-tech material provides special comfort for Liz, too. Once again pioneeringly innovative like the Antimott armchair by Walter Knoll from the 1930s with its special springs. The chair comes either with or without armrests.
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