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Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure.
To mark this 75th anniversary achievement, Dedece asked George Freedman ( renowned Sydney interior designer) to curate a new showroom presentation, featuring Knoll’s iconic and new residential and workplace designs, reflecting its rich design heritage of furniture, textiles and accessories whilst being grounded in clarity of form and honesty in materials.
The new Paola Lenti collection was once again launched at the serene Chiostri dell’Umanitaria, ( monastic cloisters in the heart of Milan ) .
Beyond Colour was the 2015 theme chosen by Paola to emphasise the visionary designer’s quest to go beyond the enveloping spell of colours towards a vision of outdoor and indoor living.
This concept is vision centered on furniture intended as functional and elegant products, simple and, at the same time, able to redesign unity.
Designed by the young couple, work and life partners, Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai, it has a simple and understated shape and the clean lines of three sails in the wind.
Its manufacture however is extraordinary, with shell in die-cast magnesium and the four legs in extruded magnesium – the first chair made using magnesium whihc has been designed, developed and produced in decidedly industrial terms.
Weighing two and a half kilos, it can be moved or stacked on another chair with just one finger.
This interview by Marcus Fairs, was filmed as the city geared up for the Salone, the world’s biggest design fair, which, together with hundreds of events that take place across the city, transforms Milan for a week each April.
“Anything can happen in Milano during this week,” … Fabio Novembre
Linbrasil presented a selection of iconic and modernist furniture of the versatile Brazilian architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014), internationally recognized as the first to create, in the 50s, a unique identity for Brazilian design.
It is estimated that during his long career he created more than 1,200 furniture projects, with some single pieces for specific architecture client projects.