Sofa Collection by Edward Barber
& Jay Osgerby for Knoll

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Milan 2013: London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have unveiled a collection of sofas for American furniture brand Knoll at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

Knoll Sofa Collection by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the duo behind the London 2012 Olympic torch, have designed a series of furniture with cast aluminium legs that can be finished in red, white or black paint.

Knoll Sofa Collection by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

The range includes two and three seat sofas, an armchair and ottomans, available in a selection of fabrics including leather, as well as side tables and a stool. They are on display at Knoll's stand C01-D02, Pavilion 20 at the Milan Fairgrounds in Rho, and in the brand's showroom located at Piazza Bertarelli 2.

Knoll Sofa Collection by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

The sofas feature in our round up of the best products at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Knoll Sofa Collection by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Knoll is also presenting a collection of rotating, sliding and motorised furniture by architect Rem Koolhaas at the Prada exhibition space in Milan - see all our coverage of Milan 2013 here and our map of events taking place across the city here.

As BarberOsgerby, the designers have previously designed limited edition stripy tables for Established & Sons and a tilting chair for Vitra.

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  • Vicki

    Hmm, slightly disappointing.

    • Damian

      Same here.

  • CadBaboon

    Come on Dezeen, how about editing out some of these non-comments. Could you not insist that contributors have to qualify some of these mindless adjectives. “Slightly disappointing” compared to what?

  • Mr Walnut Grey

    The cast aluminium legs in red are a standout feature, proving that all one needs is a hint of colour. Wonderful modernist pieces.

  • Jess Lapid

    This is a perfect marriage of IKEA design philosophy and Knoll quality and price.

  • emma

    Hey CadBaboon. Damian and Vicki were actually giving this design more time and energy in replying than it deserves. Knoll apparently also thought very little about this design. To extrapolate as intellectually as one can when faced with such design: the sofas have all the charm, resonance and aesthetic nuance of an obese, sweaty man sitting in his underpants on a red plastic bucket eating the entire menu from McDonald’s.

    Florence Knoll would be rolling in her grave.

    • mah

      Florence Knoll is alive…please…

  • archietext

    I like it! I bought myself a Vitra Polder Sofa because all the other beige brown slate sofas looked all the same.

    This is all the same plus a little touch of colour.

    If Ikea would sell this I would buy it, for a Knoll it might be just a little too expensive. But you get Knoll if you need the brand name. ;-)