In 1951, Danish architect and designer Ib Kofod-Larsen presented with his Knitting Chair a remarkable new chair design of Danish Modernism. The exposed, triangular construction, the gently curved seat and back, and the distinctive cutouts for resting the elbows when reading (or, of course, knitting), affirmed Kofod-Larsenâ€™s reputation as a master of portion and unexpected, sculptural form. The Knitting chair was put into production as a limited edition only. Since then, the elegant, inventive design has become an increasingly valuable and sought-after collectorâ€™s item.
Meinhard von Gerkan is one of the most acclaimed German architects worldwide. Airports, stations, trade fair centres, cultural centres, stadia: von Gerkan realises iconic buildings with his team of architects at Â»gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und PartnerÂ«, an architectural partnership that will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The furnishing of Berlin’s Tegel Airport in 1975 marked the start of the collaboration with Walter Knoll. Since then, there have been a number of successful joint projects all over the world. In the interview Meinhard von Gerkan takls about his work and long-standing partnership with Walter Knoll.