stones polyethylene adult seat with cushion

stones polyethylene adult seat with cushion

stones polyethylene adult seat with cushion

Design Maya Lin, 1998
Molded polyethylene
Made in USA by Knoll

"At the heart of this furniture collection for Knoll is my love for the goes back to a childhood fascination we all have-that moment when you discover that the earth is round...and you walk around trying to see that curve." -Maya Lin

In celebration of their 60th anniversary, Knoll introduced the Maya Lin collection. As her first furniture for production, Stones was part of "the earth is (not) flat" collection. Reflecting the artist's ongoing exploration of the relationship betweeen humans and the earth. Stones offers a low, monolithic ellipse of colored polyethylene as sculpture. Each piece has the simple, elliptical shapes and subtle curves that appear in much of the artist's oeuvre.

The Stones collection is available as a child's seat, adult seat and coffee table, in your choice of colors. Seat tops are slightly concave. The seat cushion is 2.25" thick foam with tapered edge and fully upholstered on top and bottom. For indoor use. Available with or without weight. Stones with seat cushions are not recommended for outdoor use.

Adult seat: 27" w | 15" h | 19" d
polyethylene no weight: 13lbs. | weighted: 32lbs

$841.00 + plus shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 6-8 weeks for this special seat to be created and shipped to your location)


Hans Knoll, the son of a pioneer German furniture manufacturer, founded the Knoll company in New York City in 1938, one year after immigrating from Germany. He hired Florence Schust, a Cranbrook graduate who had worked for Gropius and Breuer, and the two were married in 1946. The next year, they opened a textiles division and showroom that was flanked with some of the worlds leading designers. Knoll would triumph thanks to impressive international contacts, gaining exclusive rights to the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and producing them to their original specifications. This included the 1929 Barcelona Chair. They also commissioned Eero Saarinen to design the now iconic Tulip chair, and hold the rights to Marcel Breuer’s seminal Wassily Chair. Artists such as Harry Bertoia, Jens Risom, and Isamu Noguchi would also collaborate with Knoll.
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