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David Adjaye Designs Line for Knoll

Architect David Adjaye joins the Knoll tradition of offering celebrated architects a seat—or a whole line of furniture—with his Washington collection.

When architects are asked to focus their talents on product design, they invariably turn to chairs. The engineering required to create a sturdy foundation, the freedom in envisioning a new structural form, the human interaction--it has a lot in common with designing buildings, only without the large-scale budget and years of construction.

New York- and London-based David Adjaye is the latest architect-designer to take a seat. The Ghanaian Brit, who is currently at work on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, is designing a furniture line for Knoll. The company has historically worked with celebrated architects, such as Frank Gehry, but was on something of a hiatus until Benjamin Pardo, Knoll’s EVP of Design, picked up the phone to call Adjaye.

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Source: Fast Company Design







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