Newson Aluminum ChairView text
Newson Aluminum Chair embodied Knoll’s celebration of 80 years of innovative modern design. Honouring the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a forefather of Modernism, Marc’s design, 90 years later is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition.
Defined by a single uninterrupted line, the design brings Marc’s signature combination of organic forms and precision engineering to the Knoll seating portfolio. Echoing the futuristic vocabulary that characterises his work, the side chair for Knoll marries hard and soft, solid and transparent, in a striking form that seems to levitate in space. The mesh seat and back integrate seamlessly with the frame, further emphasizing the chair’s visual purity.
The Newson Aluminium Chair is offered in combinations of three frame colours: black, warm white, and grey; and six mesh colours: black, grey, blue, red, yellow, and white. In addition, the stacking chair has two versions: arm and armless.
“From an historical context, working with a company like Knoll is a loaded mission in a sense, because the history that it’s been a part of is simply far more profound than nearly any other company out there. I felt from a personal perspective that it was important to pay homage, to incorporate that fact, that provenance, into the design that I was doing.”