OMA creates Tools for Life furniture collection

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Tools for Life, a new furniture collection by Dutch studio OMA has been showcased by Knoll at this year’s Salone del Mobile design fair in Milan.

Knoll tapped Rem Koolhaas, co-founder of OMA, to help mark its 75 anniversary, joining Knoll’s other modern masters including Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Frank Gehry.

Koolhass commented: “We wanted to create a range of furniture that performs in very precise but also in completely unpredictable ways, furniture that not only contributes to the interior but also to the animation.”

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Benjamin Pardo, design director, Knoll said: “I want to talk about work and not the office – the distinction being that today people work everywhere. With that in mind, the OMA pieces are more kinetic than static: many are easily adjustable so that with changes in height. Adjacency and degree of privacy, almost any space can be transformed to a place of work.”

The collection’s simple palette makes the furniture compatible with a range of residential and workplace interiors. Clear acrylic is juxtaposed with concrete; glass with leather; travertine with steel- beguiling and engaging contrast that draw attention to individual pieces.

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