Oma Knoll x Prada
First glimpsed on the runway for Prada’s
Autumn Winter 2013 menswear collection
back in January the collection, unveiled
today at Fondazione Prada in Milan, has
been launched to coincide with
Knoll’s 75th anniversary.
Remember those sick sets from that stellar Fall 2013 Prada runway?
You know, the show that made you realize that neither your pad nor
your closet were cool enough to compete in the big leagues of style?
Well, here’s another look at the stars of that set, Knoll’s “Tools for
Life” furniture collection designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, a
collaboration that rings in Knoll’s 75th anniversary with a bang.
Currently on display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile
furniture fair in Milan, those Prada prototypes turned out to be a
comprehensive collection of tables, chairs, and decorative pieces
made with everyday use in mind, from work to down time, for one
person or a party. That means each piece is functional, with
adjustable heights and uses, so a table goes from dining to bar
height with the flip of a motor or the sleek stacked counter separates
to become three separate surfaces. It’s the stuff you’d expect to find
on a Jetsons set, just fifty years ahead of its time.
Photo credit: myworldinabag.com