A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
In keeping with the company’s “Modern Always” perspective, the Knoll Salone display features these new products alongside modern classics designed by Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia, in an exhibition space curated with great style and attention to detail. Entitled “This is Knoll”, the installation was designed by OMA, the acclaimed designed firm co-founded by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, as an ultra-modern version of the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. Focusing on plays of colors, styles and timeless furnishing, the installation brings new connotations to design classics as they are mixed together with contemporary pieces.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Base finish||with rockers|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
shades of brown