Matrioska Credenza

Designed by Piero Lissoni, 2016

A sensual game of full and empty parts, lights and shadows: Piero Lissoni designs Matrioska for Knoll, solid and essential, like an architecture that offers glimpses of its contents without revealing them entirely.

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Matrioska Credenza
  • Matrioska Credenza by Piero Lissoni, 2016
  • Matrioska Credenza by Piero Lissoni, 2016
  • Matrioska Credenza by Piero Lissoni, 2016
  • Matrioska Credenza by Piero Lissoni, 2016

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FEATURES

Solid and essential, Matrioska is an architecture that offers glimpses of its contents without revealing them entirely.
It houses elements within that are open or closed by doors: drawers, shelves and boxes made from traditional materials such as wood, marble and glass.


CONSTRUCTION

Configured as a system to accommodate and store, its containers can be arranged in different combinations and moved around within the structure to create a variety of configurations in an elegant play of geometric volumes.


FINISHES

Top finishes: Chestnut, satin marble and new marble Rosso Rubino. 
Box: lacquered colors or wood case.

Dimensions

MATRIOSKA CREDENZA

100/200/300 cm W x 45cm D x 69cm H.


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"Matrioska is a cabinet (credenza) conceived as a container made to house other containers that house things to contain. Each part is visible and reveals its structure in relation to the others, along with its function which is to accommodate and organize. I thought of it as an open and minimal house with forms one inside the other, a sequence of empty and full spaces. A kind of rulebook of shapes, proportions and dimensions that narrate the way the space can be organized through an orchestration of colors and materials - marble, wood, lacquer and glass.”

A sensual game of full and empty parts, lights and shadows: Piero Lissoni designs Matrioska for Knoll, solid and essential, like an architecture that offers glimpses of its contents without revealing them entirely.

It houses elements within that are open or closed by doors: drawers, shelves and boxes made from traditional materials such as wood, marble and glass. Configured as a system to accommodate and store, its containers can be arranged in different combinations and moved around within the structure to create a variety of configurations in an elegant play of geometric volumes.

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Piero Lissoni is architect, designer and art director. In 1986, he and Nicoletta Canesi founded Lissoni Associati, a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm based in Milan. This was followed by the opening of the visual communications company Graph.x in 1996 and later by the architecture firms Lissoni Architettura and the New York based Lissoni Inc. With its multinational staff, the group encompasses all aspects of architecture, interiors and product design, as well as graphics, art direction and corporate identity, extending globally to include hotel, restaurant, residential, corporate, retail and exhibition design. Piero Lissoni is art director for major brands such as Boffi and De Padova and designs collections for internationally renowned names including Alessi, Flos, Glas Italia, Living Divani, Kartell, Kerakoll, Knoll and Porro. He has received an array of international awards, amongst which the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the ADI Compasso d’Oro. Recently completed architectural projects include the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012), the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009), renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009) and the headquarters and production facilities of Kerakoll Design Lab (2014), Matteograssi (2011), Glas Italia (2010) and Living Divani (2007) in Italy. Soon to be inaugurated are the Oberoi Resort Al Zorah in Ajman, UAE, two towers for the Swire Hotel Group in Shanghai, exclusive waterfront condos and villas for the Miami Beach Ritz-Carlton Residences, twelve hotels across South Korea for the Shilla Stay Hotel brand, the new Roomers Hotel in Baden-Baden, a boutique hotel on the shores of the Italian lakes, a mixed-use development in central Moscow and a luxury townhouse in Chelsea, New York.