On the death of Florence Knoll Bassett
by Thomas Edelmann | 2/15/2019
"Matrioska is a cabinet (credenza) conceived as a container made to house other containers that house things to contain. Each part is visible and reveals its structure in relation to the others, along with its function which is to accommodate and organize. 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 colors and materials - marble, wood, lacquer and glass.
A sensual game of full and empty parts, lights and shadows: Piero Lissoni designs
Matrioska for Knoll, solid and essential, like an architecture that offers glimpses of its
contents without revealing them entirely.
It houses elements within that are open or closed by doors: drawers, shelves and boxes made from traditional materials such as wood, marble and glass. Configured as a system to accommodate and store, its containers can be arranged in different combinations and moved around within the structure to create a variety of configurations in an elegant play of geometric volumes.
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