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Kn05 Settee

by Piero Lissoni, from Knoll - Sale

kn05 settee

kn05 settee

Design Piero Lissoni, 2018
Reinforced polyurethane foam, steel, upholstery
Made in USA by Knoll

"I wanted to reflect the modernist spirit of Knoll... the designs are minimal, providing exceptional comfort capable of elevating any interior and creating a moment for relaxation." -Piero Lissoni

The KN05 is a settee gracefully supported by 4 metal legs that navigates seamlessly between residential and workplace applications. KN has a sophisticated spirit that looks to the future, while at the same time paying tribute to the great designs of the past. The collection is available with a polished chrome, charcoal or black base as well as a selected range of fabric or leather.

After receiving his degree in architecture form the Milan Polytecnic, Piero Lissoni worked as a furniture designer before founding his own studio in 1986, specializing in architecture, interior and graphic design. He has collaborated with furniture companies, worked on a number of architecture projects in Japan and worked on design projects that have included a shopping center, an art gallery, a Cordon Bleu cooking school, logos and trademarks. He has received numerous awards including the Chicago Athenaeum 2002 Good Design ®Award for the Divina collection.

- Urethane molded foam, over molded on welded steel frame with elastic belts
- Urethane fabricated foam glued on seat surface
- Wire steel frame
- Chrome plated or powder coated base
- Non height-adjustable glides match base finish
- Felt pads glued to underside of glide

58.75" w | 28" d | 27" h | seat: 14.5" h

$2,626.50 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

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Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni (b. 1956) of Seregno, Italy originally studied architecture in Milan, but first worked as a designer for Molteni and Lema, and later as art director and designer for a well-known food manufacturer. In 1986 he founded his own studio with Nico Canesi that still employs many architects, designers and product designers. The company’s second office, called "Graph.x" opened in 1996. Lissoni is well known for designing the internal architecture of hotels, such as the Monaco & Grand Canal in Venice , and the Bentley design hotel in Istanbul. As a graphic designer, Lissoni designed the corporate identity of the fashion designer Elie Taharie. As a product designer, his leg chair "S44" is very well known.
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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