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Compact armchair, 2013

Designed by Barber & Osgerby
Manufactured by Knoll
Product code: KNI-BOR1*


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Compact Armchair by Barber & Osgerby for Knoll.

The Sofa Collection includes armchair, two-seater, three-seater and four-seater, asymmetric and L-shape sofas, ottomans and stools.

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby presented this project, their first for Knoll, at the Salone del Mobile 2013, as Knoll celebrated their 75th anniversary.

Each piece of this extensive range contrasts and balances the soft (curves) with the architectural (stitched seams). As Barber & Osgerby put it: “Given a sofa's scale and prominence in a room, we felt the pieces should be formally balanced and calm, expressing their character through details.”

Each piece sits on distinctive cast aluminium feet that slide between its upholstered elements, connecting them together.

Legs have adjustable nylon glide Inner frame is 7/8" plywood

Seat, back and arms feature various foam densities for enhanced comfort
Elastic webbing seat suspension with foam-supported sit through feature at the cushion breaks
Pinched topstitched seaming GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

Cast aluminium legs in a chrome finish or lacquered in red or black. More powder coated available on request, please enquire.

Please click here to view swatches and references of the Knoll approved textiles for the Compact armchair.

Please note: When upholstered in Eva fabric collection, there will be a lead time of 12-14 weeks.

89w x 74d x 63.5cmh

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Compact armchair


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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks. Upholstery in Eva fabric: 12-14 weeks.

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket

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