The furniture designed by Piero Lissoni is unique and special. Working by subtracting rather than adding is the rule underlying the architect and designer's design philosophy. Lightness, rigour and an attempt to escape the dichotomy between form and function express the stylistic signature of one of the most internationally renowned Italian designers. An immediately recognisable visual identity, marked by simplicity, attention to detail, consistency, and a focus on proportions and harmony.
Linearity of design
For Knoll this year, the designer has focused on outdoor furniture, creating an unprecedented outdoor collection that reflects his style. The element that unites all the products in the collection, which is divided into two and three-seater sofas, armchairs, pouf and coffee tables of various shapes and sizes, is the linearity of the design.
Inspired by modernist style
What stands out is the contemporary design and modernist style typical of the historic outdoor furniture collection designed by Richard Schultz in 1966, which inspired the architect and which he reinterpreted in a modern key: Piero Lissoni's outdoor collection is distinguished by its essential lines and comes with an aluminium frame, available in white, black and red.
"Lissoni Outdoor Collection sits quietly alongside Knoll's other outdoor collections," explains Piero Lissoni commenting on the new design. "It consists of an aluminium structure, which is precisely why it is a product designed to last over time or to be transformed into something else at the end of its life."
The micro-perforated pattern on the back of the sofa and armchair's backrest catches the eye and defines its contemporary aesthetics, while the large cushions and seat padding ensure comfort and relaxation. The cover of the seat and back cushions is fully removable and suitable for extended outdoor use.
A new selection of fabrics
Alongside the new outdoor proposals, Knoll introduces a new selection of outdoor fabrics that allow numerous customisation options, ensuring high performance and original colour combinations.