For the Salone del Mobile 2018 Knoll introduces KN Collection by Knoll designed by
Piero Lissoni, a seating collection of impeccable style, capable of making every
moment a precious opportunity for complete relaxation, open interaction and the
pleasure of socializing, or for use in private spaces set aside for regeneration in a
dimension of personal identity.
The collection features a range of materials that set every creation apart, underlining
the sophisticated spirit that looks to the future, while at the same time paying tribute to
the great design of the past: accents to scatter freely in residential spaces, but also
versatile solutions for high performance workplaces and luxury interiors.
The whole collection is made with a swivel base in polished or coated cast aluminium.
Equipped with an internal damper, the base offers a self-regulating system to ensure
KN comes in two different versions. In the low model KN01 the proportions between
seat and shell height, combined with ample measurements, provide a balanced blend of
compactness and comfort. The curved design has a minimalist tone, while offering
maximum relaxation for those who choose it.
A second version KN02 with more compact and extended proportions is offered with a
headrest and a practical manual mechanism built into the armrest enables the chair to
recline, adapting to posture variations. Thanks to the mechanism hidden under the
upholstery, it is possible to shift from an upright position to a more relaxing angle, and
to block the back in any position. To provide flexibility and remarkable freedom of
movement, as well as extreme comfort for long periods of time, the mechanism can be
returned to its original posture with a soft, supple motion. The configuration can also be
completed with a footrest KN03 suitable and a seat cushion padded with down,
complete with lower back support.
“This is a seating collection, a family of chairs with a modernist spirit, for which I have
applied my usual proportions. In this project I have set out to reflect the entire history of
Knoll”, so Lissoni describes the new collection of armchairs.
A wide range of fabrics and leathers is available for KN Collection in all the versions,
offering many options for personalization and accentuating the sober elegance of the
design. KN is the perfect combination of some of the fundamental values of Knoll
products: design, high quality of materials, maximum comfort and painstaking attention
Born 1956. Italy I took my degree in architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan with a study compiled in collaboration with the University of Barcelona. In my design studio we practice in product design, graphic design, interior design, architectural and industrial design etc. Usually when you say "Industrial design", you think just of objects but it is much more than that: it means thinking and... More