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Olivares Aluminum Stacking Chair

from Knoll

olivares aluminum stacking chair

olivares aluminum stacking chair

Design Jonathan Olivares, 2012
Die-cast aluminum, nylon glides
Made in USA by Knoll

Jonathan Olivares's meticulously executed design brings a refined sculptural presence to indoor and outdoor environments alike. The gracefully contoured form is carefully shaped to offer maximum comfort and the die cast aluminum shell is available in a palette of bright, contemporary colors.

The chair's shape evolved in order to maximize structure and hit the sweet spot in terms of weight. Olivares's team continuously measured against the Bertoia chair (15 lbs.) until shavings here, adjustments there yielded the perfect weight. (The final product is just under 15 lbs.) And the hole. As Olivares put it, it does its job — an outdoor chair needs to drain. But the hole also gives some relief to the big surface of the chair, Olivares explains. Plus, you get a chance to see exactly how thin the chair is; something he’s really excited about.

Jonathan Olivares Design Research, embarks on a multitude of projects for both public and private clients. Olivares cultivates a diverse office environment of curious and multi-disciplinarian contributors, as comfortable computer modeling as synthesizing insights, whether observed, mocked-up, or researched. For Olivares, the research aspect of his office is integral to his practice, and proves essential to his operation.

22.3" w | 21.4" d | 31.8" h | seat: 17.5" h | 15 lbs.

$734.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 6-8 weeks)


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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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