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Architect David Adjaye has designed his first collection of furniture for Knoll to commemorate the company's 75th anniversary.  Called the Washington Collection, it transforms Adjaye's architectural and sculptural vision into accessible objects for the home and office.   

The side chairs called the Washington Skeleton and the Washington Skin, are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.  Following the same basic shape, the Washington Skin is a colourful solid, while its counterpoint the Washington Skeleton exposes the structure of the chair by reducing it to a fine geometric lattice.  The Skin is made from injection-molded, glass-reinforced nylon.  The shell and legs are cast in three parts and are connected using mortise and tenon joinery and stainless steel fasteners.  The unique prop-leg design is reinforced internally with a cast aluminium brace that is over-molded with nylon.  The Skeleton is made from aluminium with outdoor powder coat paint or copper plating which will patina over time.  The seat and legs are constructed of die-cast aluminium.

The Washington Collection which also includes a club chair, an ottoman, a side table and a coffee table, along with Adjaye's architectural projects, is currently on display at Knoll's New York home design shop until the end of October.

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