The Pilot Chair embodies refinement, comfort and exceptional craftmanship. A modern piece with a unique silhouette. It is available in a range of fabric and leather coverings, with high and low backs, without arms or with different arm options.Share
Varied upholstery options for arms, seat and back provide the opportunity to successfully harmonize the Pilot Chair within any given interior.
The padding of the seat and back is available in a lighter “slim” version and a “soft” version for greater comfort.
Base: Swivel four star aluminium base buffed to mirror finish or painted.
Upholstery: polyurethane foam upholstered in leather or fabric. Arms, back and seat upholstered in fabric can be specified in different colours if belonging to the same fabric. Arms, back and seat upholstered in leather must be specified in the same leather and colour.
Slim or soft version, low or high back, charcoal base.
Slim or soft version, low or high back, bright base.
Slim/Soft version Low Back without arms 60cm W x 70cm D x 81cm H
Slim/Soft version Low Back with arms 69cm W x 70cm D x 81cm H
Slim/Soft version High Back without arms 60cm W x 77cm D x 100cm H
Slim/Soft version High Back with arms 69cm W x 77cm D x 100cm H
Begun in 2013 with the launch of the Barber & Osgerby Collection of sofas, armchairs and ottomans, the brilliant interaction between Knoll and the designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby continues, with the aim of moving forward with the brand’s cultural heritage, from a forerunner of modernism to an interpreter of contemporary design.The collaboration with the London-based studio has led to the Pilot Chair, a modern, innovative lounge chair, perfect for any type of space, from the home to the office. The slim backed chair has a striking profile that will perfectly suit the domestic setting whilst adapting perfectly to use as an executive armchair. The Pilot Chair is the sum of elegant design, comfort, exclusive materials and fine craftsmanship, and a perfect example of the approach the two English designers apply in all their projects, which always stand out for great intellectual rigor and avant-garde design. “When designing for a company like Knoll, one continuously wonders how to place new ideas into such an iconic collection,” Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby comment. “Of course times have changed since the early Knoll pieces and we are more focused these days on such aspects as flexibility, customization and logistics as an integral part of our design. Our new Pilot chair not only responds to today’s needs, but also offers an elegant, innovative design for a different culture.”
Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their London-based studio in 1996 after graduating from London's Royal College of Art. Their multidisciplinary practice challenges the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art. Barber and Osgerby are Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) and were together awarded the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2004. Both Honorary Doctors of Arts, the pair have lectured internationally and their work is held in permanent collections around the world including the V&A Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; London's Design Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago. A monograph The Design Work of Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby was published by Rizzoli in April 2011, shortly after the pair were appointed to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Their most recent project is a £2 coin commemorating the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in 2013.