This collection associates restrained and compact forms with a comfortable and generous seat. The result is a congenial and harmonious object available in three versions: a simple chair, a small armchair with low armrests and another small armchair with a formfitting backrest.
The embedded structure is available in die-cast aluminum or solid ash with a variety of finishes. The cover can be chosen from the Knoll range of leathers and velvet, wool and cotton fabrics.
Quality craftsmanship, simple, precise lines and refined details are the key terms of the new seating system designed by Marc Krusin.
This collection embodies the perfect blend of clean lines and remarkable padded softness. It juxtaposes compact forms with ample, comfortable seats. The result is a harmonious object, available in three versions: a seat with or without armrests, and a barrel chair with an enveloping back.
Frame: In solid hard wood, tenon construction.
Upholstered Seat: Polyurethane foam on a belted structure, upholstered in fabric or leather.
Glides: Glides in thermoplastic elastomer.
Chair with or without Arms and a barrel chair. Structure in Natural, Ebonised, Grey Stained and Walnut Stained Ash.
Chair without Arms: H 76 cm, W 53 cm, D 53 cm.
Chair with Arms: H 76 cm, W 63 cm, D 53 cm.
Barrel Chair: H 71 cm, W 63 cm, D 53 cm.
It's much less about me (and my design), and much more about excellence in a product. Less ego, better results.” This is how Marc Krusin explains the dedication that goes into his work, in a single phrase that sums up the character of a designer whose ongoing alliance with Knoll began in 2011 with a collection of tables and seating that won the Good Design Award that same year.The study of space and objects, with extreme attention to detail, has enabled Krusin to propose a series of items that are precisely aligned with the philosophy that has always inspired Knoll’s work: discretion and timeless quality. “I often think about the objects I design as classics: presences that stand out for their discretion and balance. And my job is to perfect them, honing the proportions, the details, to improve their image and their functional quality. I have imagined this seating family as noble objects, that you learn to appreciate more with the passage of time. Something like a bespoke suit, that gets more elegant with wear. For this collection I wanted to create bespoke beauty, perceptible in the fine workmanship and the details.”
Marc Krusin was born in London in 1973. He graduated in the UK and after placements with Fred Scott and George Sowden, he began his career in Milan collaborating as a designer with various studios. These include Piero Lissoni’s office, where he is presently design manager and runs projects for clients of international reputation such as Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet, Wella, Fritz Hansen and Knoll.In 1998 he co-founded the Milan based group Codice 31 with five other designers from diverse backgrounds. The group’s first appearance was at the 1998 Milan furniture fair’s “Salone Satellite” exhibition for young designers and in successive years it enjoyed continual expansion and gained an increasing importance in the design world, collaborating with some of the sector’s most prestigious companies. Since 2004 he has collaborated with Omnidecor and in 2006 a series of Marc’s decorations for float glass were commercialised marking the beginning of a close working relationship which led to an entire new product image and presentation concept designed by Marc for the company. Marc has continued to design furniture, products, exhibitions and spaces for well-known companies in the design industry.