When designer Jonathan Olivares began work on a new outdoor chair for Knoll, he certainly had a few goals in mind. The chair had to be:
- Lightweight, yet substantial enough to withstand the elements
- More comfortable than existing outdoor chairs
- And stylistically able to be brought and used indoors
It may have taken four years, but we think he achieved those goals, and more, in the Olivares Chair for Knoll.
The Olivares Chair is composed of a die-cast aluminum body-contoured shell and extruded aluminum legs. It’s stackable and the entire chair is powder coated with a durable matte finish. It’s lightweight, at just under 15 lbs, and comes in 8 fantastic hues that will absolutely add a pop of color either outdoors or in.
CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS
- Suitable for outdoor use
- Shell is constructed of die-cast aluminum with outdoor powder coat paint
- Leg tenons are integrated in the shell and a subtle reveal transitions the shell to the extruded aluminum legs
- Legs are secured to the shell using epoxy and stainless steel fasteners
- Chairs stack 6 high on the floor and 10 high on optional dolly
- Stacking bumper distributes the chair’s weight over a wide area
- Designer’s signature and the KnollStudio logo are located under the seat
- Nylon glides included
The Olivares Chair is part of the Knoll Space Sale and is 15% off through October 1st.
We’re not sure what the C, T or R stand for in CTR Table but we do know this table is Beautiful with a capital “B”.
Made from reclaimed teak and a solid metal base, the CTR Table comes in 3 sizes:
- 59″L x 35″W x 30″H
- 86″L x 39″W x 30″H
- 98″L x 39″W x 30″H
Our floor model is the 86″ with the Natural finish and the Brown-Black base.
Finishes for the top include Natural, Oiled, Lacquered, Mist and Ebony. (Mist and Ebony both come with an upcharge)
The CTR Table is rustic while remaining elegant, feels sturdy without being overwhelming and would make a great addition to anybody’s dining room that had the space for it. The CTR Table starts at $2,185.
The Midcity Dog Days sale may officially be over, but there are still some great deals to be found here at Vastu!
Take a look…
- Violette Cocktail Table Black Lacquered Glass Top, Chrome Base | Originally: $1,089 | Now: $500
- Pasha Dining Chairs Cream Leatherette, Ebony Wood Base | Originally: $328/Each | Now: $400/Pair, $750/Set of 4
- Alta Side Chairs KnollTextile upholstery, Dark Wood Base | Originally: $664/Each | Now: $600/Pair
Stop by the showroom or call us for information and availability.
What is it? If you ask most people, it’s a piece of furniture you usually find in a dining room where you can store glassware, utensils, table linens, etc, or even place food on before serving. A credenza, buffet or sideboard as others would call it, is an extremely versatile piece that can add much needed storage to a home.
The history of the credenza, however, is much more interesting than its uses today. In existence since the 19th century, credenzas found their way into the homes of kings and other nobility where they were actually used to prevent poisoning schemes. The food would be placed on the credenza where it could be inspected, tried and deemed free and clear of poison by an official taste tester. Trust was gained and fears alleviated in this public display and ritual surrounding the food and credenza.
In Italian, the word for trust is credenza which is what we still use to this day for this popular piece of furniture.
You may not suffer from toxicophobia, but that doesn’t mean a credenza isn’t right for your space Click here to check out the great credenzas, sideboards, buffets and cabinets Vastu carries.
Available in 3 different shapes (and multiple sizes), the Wire Leg Table is a great choice if you’re looking for something that feels minimal yet has a strong presence. The Wire Leg Table achieves this with its delicate looking metal legs that support a 1.5″ H reclaimed teak wood top.
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‘A’ is for Astro
The Astro chair by Steven Anthony is a comfortable lounge chair who’s interesting base is a nod to mid-century modern design. Choose from hundreds of upholstery fabrics and over a dozen finishes to create a chair all your own.
Considering some new dining chairs or side chairs? Perhaps stackable is the way to go. Stackable chairs can be comfortable and are an especially great solution for entertaining because you can easily move them out of the way into a closet or bedroom to make room for your guests. Knoll offers a number of stackable chairs.
1. Gigi chair
3. CHIP chair
4. Sprite chair
5. X3 chair
2. Quad tall boy in teak
4. Luke cocktail table with reclaimed teak top
5. Saarinen side table with teak top
2. Nana side table in walnut
3. Bathurst cabinet in walnut
5. Hamptons floor lamp with walnut finished base
Eero Saarinen, 1910-1961
The son of architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen and his wife, textile artist Loja, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale before working on furniture design with Norman Bel Geddes and practicing architecture with his father. He collaborated on several projects in furniture design with his friend, Cranbrook alumnus Charles Eames, and opened his own practice in Bloomfield Hills in 1950. Among the many buildings for which he is known are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport in New York. He was the recipient of numerous awards and the subject of many exhibitions.
(image and bio via knoll.com)