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WALTER KNOLL NEW RELEASES AT IMM COLOGNE 2014

Building on a prosperous and energetic 2013, Walter Knoll has released an innovative, premium suite of new product for the living and contract market.



BY Lorenzo Logi

February 6th, 2014


Isanka
Design: EOOS

Cheery plenty. It is often the small things in life that give us so much pleasure. Because they make us aware of true quality, sensitise us to the elaborate nature of craftsmanship. Which is exactly what these objects do – upholstered seat, occasional table and basket. Fine saddle leather and elegant fabrics – the natural materials give these luxury pieces their special character.

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An upholstered seat in front of the sofa? Indispensable – for comfort. A basket next to the sofa? Perfect, just the place to keep glossy magazines and the Sunday newspaper. Accompanied by an occasional table – for homely traditions like afternoon tea. Because first impressions count – in the living room and everywhere else.

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Seito
Design: Wolfgang C. R. Mezger

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Table sculpture. There are tables that simply do not need showcasing. Their uniqueness makes them necessarily eye-catching. And that is the case with Seito. This dining table is a dream of lightness with its balanced lines, angles and surface. Effective understatement: the table top made of white quartz positioned on a base made of elegant nut wood. It is a joy to gather around such an impressive table in the very best of company. À table.

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Foster 520
Design: Foster + Partners

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A new classic of salon culture. The Foster 520 armchair reinterprets the tradition of the club armchair – the development of which in Germany Walter Knoll was involved in at the beginning of the twentieth century. The designers at Foster + Partners have made masterly use of the materials: saddle leather with its striking grain for the back, natural fabrics for the seat. The elaborately finished decorative seam emphasises the sweeping lines. With a slight swivel action or quite still on legs: powerful elegance with a perfect dose of laissez-faire – essential for long evenings of charming hospitality. New: the armchair is now also available in all fabric and leather combinations, completely covered in fabric or leather as well as with a lacquered outer shell in bronze or anthracite.

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Liz
Design: Claudio Bellini

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This chair by Claudio Bellini has been reduced to what is most beautiful. Swaying lines define the silhouette – charmingly emphasised by the coloured piping. An elastic textile – under the cover – spans its expanses for seat and back. Developed for aviation, the high-tech material provides special comfort for Liz, too. Once again pioneeringly innovative like the “Antimott” armchair by Walter Knoll from the 1930s with its special springs. The chair comes either with or without armrests. Totally different and yet familiar – the new variant with solid armrests. The cover can be removed. A new lightness of sitting.

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Walter Knoll
walterknoll.com.au


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