Washington Skeleton™ Side Chair

Designed by Sir David Adjaye, 2013

Sir David Adjaye's cantilevered chairs establish a play between propping and balancing, so that they are simultaneously functional and sculptural. Washington Skeleton is reduced to a fine geometric lattice while its inverted counterpoint, Skin, offers a colorful envelope to the same form.

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The two cantilevered chairs - Washington Skeleton™ and Washington Skin™ - establish a play between propping and balancing, so that they are simultaneously functional and sculptural.


Constructed from die-cast aluminum, the chair's shell and legs are cast in three parts and are connected using mortise and tenon joinery and stainless steel fasteners. The chair features four nylon glides and is available in three finishes: ultra-durable outdoor powder coat paint in black, green and grey; a copper plated finish is also available in a natural state that allows the chair to patina with age.


Available in black, green and grey colours.

*Copper finish is not suitable for outdoor use.




46cm W x 51cm D x 83cm H, seat H 44.5cm.

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The Washington Collection for Knoll, Sir David Adjaye's first collection of furniture, transforms his architectural and sculptural vision into accessible objects for the home and office. The collection consists of two cantilevered side chairs, a club chair, an ottoman, a side table and a monumental coffee table.

Sir David Adjaye said, "It has been hugely exciting to work with Knoll’s team. The design concept has been enriched by the intensely collaborative engagement and as a result, this collection challenges materiality and form in much the same way that I try to work within the architectural context."

Commenting on Adjaye’s work, Knoll design director Benjamin Pardo said, "David is doing really innovative and important architectural projects, and what really interested us was to see that work on an entirely new scale."

Adjaye’s limited edition cast bronze coffee table reflects this cross-over. The sculptural table with a clear glass top is constructed from four cast bronze panels, and four connecting plates. The roughhewn exterior contrasts the highly reflective, hand polished interior surface. To mark our 75th anniversary the bronze coffee table is limited to an edition of 75.