Sofa Collection by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby by Knoll International

Sofa Collection by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby


Designer Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby
Launched in 2013
Architonic id 1247189

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Begun in 2013 with the launch of the Barber&Osgerby Collection of sofas, armchairs and ottomans, the brilliant interaction between Knoll and the designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby continues, with the aim of moving forward with the brand’s cultural heritage, from a forerunner of modernism to an interpreter of contemporary design.
The collaboration with the London-based studio has led to the Pilot Chair, a modern, innovative lounge chair, perfect for any type of space, from the home to the office.
The slim backed chair has a striking profile that will perfectly suit the domestic setting whilst adapting perfectly to use as an executive armchair. The Pilot Chair stands out for its cast aluminium structure with the form of a “T” which links the swivel base to the assembly of the seat and back. At first glance the cantilevered seat seems to be, almost floating in the air. This particular feature brings greater flexibility to the seat and lightness to the structure, while creating a unique silhouette for an essential, timeless design.
The back can be high or low, for contract or residential use, with coverings ranging from fabric to leather. The Pilot Chair, depending on the choice of the padding of the seat and back, is available in a lighter “slim” version and a “soft” version for greater comfort. By varying the type of covering or by changing the finish of the armrests – available in metal or with upholstery – the chair can be transformed in both its image and its functional role.
The Pilot Chair is the sum of elegant design, comfort, exclusive materials and fine craftsmanship, and a perfect example of the approach the two English designers apply in all their projects, which always stand out for great intellectual rigor and avant-garde design.

Armchair : 100cm W x 86cm D x 63.5cm H
2 seat Sofa: 186cm W x 102cm D x 71.5cm H
3 seat sofa: 216cm W x 102cm D x 71.5cm H
Asymmetric sofa : 261cm W x102cm D x 71.5cm H
4 seat Sofa: 336cm W x 102cm D x 71.5cm H
Compact Sofa 2 seat: 164cm W x 86cm D x 63.5cm H
Small Ottoman: 75cm W x 75cm D x 38.5cm H
Medium Ottoman: 90cm W x 90cm D x 38.5cm H

The lounge furniture includes four individualized sized sofas and two complementary ottomans. Available in a range of upholstery fabrics and leathers, the lounge furniture is distinguished by stitched seams that reinforce its architectural profile, softened by the curvature of cushions on each face. The signature leg of the furniture can be specified in chrome, red or a black-painted finish.

A compact version of the lounge range is available as an arm chair as well as a two seat sofa. Scaled for the workplace, this grouping features a lower back and reduced seat depth.

Frame: Plywood and massive wood. Elastic webbing seat suspension.Cushions: Different density foams for seat, back andarms."Memory foam" for the upper seat to enhance the comfort.Upholstery: Slip covers in fabric are completely removable.Feet: Die casting adjustable aluminium feet. Chrome finish or lacquered in red or black.

Upholstered in a range of fabrics and leathers.

Designer: Edward Barber Jay Osgerby

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