Tools of life by OMA for Knoll – modern furniture designs
The architect has represented 2013 a collection of rotating, mechanized and sliding furniture for the US furniture brand Knoll Rem Koolhaas in Milan at the furniture fair there.
Comfortable armchair in white with the push of a button
The Red knob that regulates the height
Exceptional coffee table design – acrylic glass and adjustable height
The collection is designed by Koolhaas architect firm OMA and bears the name of “Tools of life” (Tools for life). The collection includes a table, the amount of which is adjusted by the push of a button, even a Chair that can be adjusted in the same way and a wardrobe from three pivoting split blocks consisting of.
The Cabinet consists of three swivel blocks
Koolhaas said: “We want to create a series of furniture more accurately, but also completely unforeseeable way the design presented in one, so furniture that can contribute not only to the Interior, but also to the animation”.
Adjustable table design
This furniture collection introduced autumn-winter menswear collection for the first time at the presentation of Prada in January in 2013. Today, it is to look at the furniture fair there, what time coincides with the 75th anniversary of the artist Knoll at Fondazione Prada in Milan.
The otherwise attractive Cabinet looks now boring
Two adjustable tables and a rotating seats are powered by an electric motor and can be raised or low only by pressing a big red button.
Adjustable round table and upholstered armchair
A low coffee table consists of three transparent acrylic boxes that can be seperated to create a shelf. Cushion pads offer casual and comfortable seating.
The whole mechanized furniture collection – exhibition
Although not in these pictures shows OMA has made also a screen of plates made of aluminium, travertine and wood laminate, designed a modular bench, another glass table and even a height-adjustable stool.
The so-called “Table bag” offers extra space for storage Designer mechanized furniture set saw the Cabinet from top – eccentric design
The three pivoting, split blocks of the Cabinet
Do you think it stems from the adjustable furniture fittings not mechanized, cosy seating area?
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