Knoll and THIS X THAT present ‘Towel Down,’ a collaboration and conversation between designers April Greiman and Jennifer Bonner that reimagines two pieces originally designed for Florence Knoll as the Leisure Collection, later renamed the 1966 COLLECTION® CHAISE.
For the project, they have selected the Adjustable Chaise Lounge and Contour Chaise Lounge, designed by Richard Schultz, to test ideas about color, image, and silhouette. Originally designed for Florence Knoll’s home in Florida and described as “a breath of fresh air,” these modern classics receive a refreshing update from Greiman and Bonner. Their new graphic interpretation replaces the traditional image of a towel spread across the chairs and rethinks the position of the body in contemporary design.
Thursday, June 27, 6-8PM, Talk begins at 7PM KNOLL LA SHOWROOM 555 W 5TH ST, STE 2900 LA, CA 90013
Jennifer Bonner founded MALL, a creative practice for art and architecture, in 2009. By engaging “ordinary architecture” such as gable roofs and everyday materials, Bonner playfully reimagines architecture in her field. Bonner is Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Architecture II Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
April Greiman is a thinker, designer, artist whose transmedia projects, which address all areas, scales of design from communications to textiles, architecture to new media, together with advanced digital technology, have made her studio, Made in Space (madeinspace.la) a unique contributor to the design world.