2020 starts with the international fair imm cologne, focusing on new trends in the furniture and interior sector from 13 to 19 January 2020.
After its debut last year, Knoll presents some of its latest creations along with modern classics and iconic products by two great masters of design: Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen.
The booth has been designed by OMA, the firm co-founded by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with a concept created to celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus and explores the projects of one of the most important architects of the 20th century: Mies van der Rohe.
Divided into four spaces, each area of the pavilion replicates a different architectural masterpiece for which Mies designed unique furniture collections: the house in Krefeld (1927); the Weissenhof estate in Stuttgart (1927); the Barcelona Pavilion (1929); and the Tugendhat house (1930).
Inside the display itinerary, one perceives the mingling between what existed in the past and its evolutions: some of the modern classics created by Mies van der Rohe now feature new finishes and coverings, as in the case of the iconic Barcelona® Daybed in refined Green leather, the MR Chaise Longue proposed in an elegant covering accompanied by the classic MR Chairs, all the way to the famous Barcelona® Chair in the Relax version.
Passing from one setting to the next, the experience continues with the iconic impact of the Pedestal Collection and the comfort of the Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen, alongside the Platner Collection, establishing a perfect dialogue with more recent creations like the Gould Sofa by Piero Lissoni, in a new modular version with chaise longue, enhanced by fine sartorial touches.
Among the new developments, to complete the “Bauhaus Edition” collection shown at the last edition, composed of the classic MR Chairs and the iconic Barcelona® Chair by Mies van der Rohe, Knoll presents the Bauhaus Limited Edition of the legendary Wassily™ Chair designed by Marcel Breuer, a series of just 500 pieces, certified and numbered, to commemorate the centenary of the Bauhaus movement and the close ties with Knoll and the foundations of its inimitable design approach.
In keeping with the philosophy of “Modern Always,” Knoll has created a collection of products capable of perfectly interpreting the brand’s values: timeless image and the coherent design with which the company has always been identified, skillfully combining uniqueness and comfort.