Knoll | Matic

For 2020 Knoll presents Matic, an innovative system of sofa components created by Piero Lissoni and conceived as a platform suspended in space, somewhere between an island and a work of architecture

Matic by Knoll - Design Piero Lissoni - Photo © Federico Cedrone
Matic by Knoll - Design Piero Lissoni - Photo © Federico Cedrone

Modular or linear, the collection stands out for its ample seats of different depths, covered in leather or fabric. It is composed of modules, including chaises longues and terminal peninsula units, to provide seats upholstered with evenly-sized squares, or detailed with a T-shaped seam, combined with a special curved back featuring a mechanism that can be turned to adjust comfort for relaxing, reading or conversation. The frontal profile – the key aesthetic feature of the design – enables adaptation to a wide range of settings, in aluminium with a shiny finish or charcoal painted finish. Other choices include covering in fabric or leather. The feet are in aluminium fusion, with either a shiny finish or charcoal painted, while the frame has been designed like a building with a rigorous structural layout.

Photo © Federico Cedrone

Matic by Knoll - Design Piero Lissoni - Photo © Federico Cedrone
Matic by Knoll - Design Piero Lissoni - Photo © Federico Cedrone