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Interactive slideshow: explore new products from Antenna Design for Knoll

Dezeen promotion: explore Knoll's collection of adaptable office furniture in this interactive slideshow, which features new pieces by New York studio Antenna Design.

Antenna Design launched a new range of products for American company Knoll at the NeoCon furniture trade show in Chicago earlier this month.

The Knoll showroom at NeoCon 2015
The Knoll showroom at NeoCon 2015 including the latest products by Antenna Design

The studio was founded in 1997 by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger, with the intention of creating simple and honest products.

"Being straightforward, efficient and honest is really important to us," Udagawa told Dezeen. "If things are simple, then people can think about how to use them more dynamically."

The duo is best known for its transport projects – Antenna Design was behind the redesign of New York's subway cars and ticket machines in the early 2000s, and also created new check-in kiosks for airline JetBlue.

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Horsepower by Antenna Design, Antenna Simple Tables and Barber Osgerby Stools in Knoll's showroom

They first teamed up with Knoll in 2010 to create the Antenna Workspaces, a modular office system made up of partitions, storage and tables. The system was designed to introduce more flexibility into open-plan office environments, responding to changing and increasingly diverse working habits.

Of the 15 products in this slideshow of furniture presented by Knoll at NeoCon 2015, two are new launches by Antenna Design – a multifunctional power-port stand and a flexible space divider.

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Horsepower is an A-shaped stand that incorporates a row of power ports. It can be used as a seat, a desk support, a screen display or a partition.

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04 Counter by Rem Koolhaas and Antenna Design's Horsepower in Knoll's showroom

Pop Up is a flexible screen made from a rubber-like material that can be used in a variety of ways to divide workspaces.

"It was important for us that all of the products introduced by us captured Antenna's spirit and introduced them to what Knoll was already offering," Moeslinger explained.

The new pieces were exhibited alongside Antenna Design's previous for Knoll, including Antenna Workspaces.

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Interpole by Antenna Design in Knoll's showroom

Knoll also previewed a collection of Africa-inspired textiles by architect David Adjaye at NeoCon, which will launch this autumn.

The range is made up of nine patterns, each influenced by pieces from the David Adjaye Selects exhibition that opened last week at the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York.