david adjaye sculpts prism collection of faceted lounge furniture for knoll
 
david adjaye sculpts prism collection of faceted lounge furniture for knoll
oct 09, 2015

david adjaye sculpts prism collection of faceted lounge furniture for knoll

david adjaye sculpts prism collection of faceted lounge furniture for knoll
image © knoll

 

 

 

british architect david adjaye has continued his collaboration with knoll with the launch of the newest additions to his washington collection, comprising of a suite of lounge pieces. translating his architectural vision into accessible design for the home, the ‘prism’ series explores the interplay of light and form to produce the multifaceted pieces which use geometry to occupy space

 

consisting of a a swiveling lounge chair, ottoman and side table, each uses a base of a glossy core laminate shell, and comes in three colors: red, white or black. ‘the formal language is shared with some of the buildings I am currently working on,’ says adjaye. ‘there is a common line of inquiry, and it has presented an opportunity to express my position in terms of materials, silhouettes and forms.’

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prism’s design draws on adjaye’s developed architectural vocabulary, adapting it for the urban scale
image © knoll

 

 

 

the sculptural form of the furniture series gives any interior a strong presence, and were developed through investigating the theme of mass and heft. ‘with prism, I was seeking something very different. I wanted to reference the weight and mass of the idea of monument and I sought to celebrate the material presence of these forms.’ explains adjaye. the lounge chair unexpectedly has the function to twist which inevitably brings a sense of lightness to the heavy form. 

 

read designboom’s previous article on the washington collection for knoll here.

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this suite of furniture completes the washington collection for knoll
image © knoll

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conceived as an entity, the collection ‘is a play on the idea of permanence and history versus modernity’
image © knoll

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prism washington lounge chair in red
image © knoll

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the side table is available in five marble top finishes: arabescato, calacutta, nero, marquina and verdi alpi
image © knoll

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early models of prism by david adjaye exhibited at neocon, 2015
image © knoll

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hand sketch by david adjaye
image © adjaye associates

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