Knoll and Antenna Design

January 2018
Knoll’s Antenna Workspaces, designed by Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa, is a composition of floating planes and refined details. Masamichi studied at Cranbrook, the cradle of 20th century modernism, which is telling. Both Moeslinger and Udagawa are interested in how people interact, and their work for the New York subway was an exercise in intuitive communication for a multicultural city. ‘This sense of heritage and the desire to understand everyday behaviour is reflected in the work with Knoll. Antenna is about people, spaces, and the spaces between the spaces where we all come together. The restraint and minimal simplicity of the structure echoes Knoll ’s modernist heritage.’ The profile has an elegant J-section, with the flat front face softly rounded to- wards the underside. An engineered design of the product includes the planning of a collage of materials where veneers, laminates and accent colours seamlessly combine with each other.

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