Defined by a single uninterrupted line, the design brings Marc Newson’s signature combination of organic forms and precision engineering to the Knoll seating portfolio. Echoing the futuristic vocabulary that characterises his work, the side chair for Knoll marries hard and soft, solid and transparent, in a striking form that seems to levitate in space.
Commenting on his work for Knoll, Marc Newson said, “Knoll’s modernist tradition provided the launchpad to imagine a chair for twenty-first century working and living.” Newson and Benjamin Pardo, Knoll Design Director, agreed that a new side chair for Knoll would honor the aesthetic principles that inform the existing portfolio of Knoll Seating, specifically the cantilevered designs.
Newson and Pardo revisited several Knoll designs, starting with Mies van der Rohe’s Brno Chair. The mesh seat and back integrate seamlessly with the frame, further emphasising the chair’s visual purity. To evoke a more residential feel, Newson selected a mesh that is tightly knit and is softer to the touch.
The Newson Aluminum Chair is offered in combinations of three frame colours: black, warm white, and grey; and six mesh colours: black, grey, blue, red, yellow, and white. In addition, the stacking chair has two versions: arm and armless.