SM2 Settee by Knoll
designed by Peter Shelton & Lee Mindel
The Shelton & Mindel SM2 Settee is airy, clean, and simple, as well as luxurious and beautiful. Expanded and further explored versions of the SM1 series of lounge furniture, the SM2 Settee and the whole SM2 collection differ mostly in the cushioning. The SM2 uses external cushions, and makes for a cushier seat. The traditional conventions of the lounge chair are not subverted or ignored, but merely finessed and sharpened into a near-perfect piece of furniture, the Shelton & Mindel SM2 Settee. The design concepts that drove the creation of the settee were order, enclosure, and intimacy. The slightly overstuffed and elegantly upholstered pieces embrace you, and the lack of extra cushions and pillows, not to mention the extended and wider than usual armrests, accomplish all the goals of the design team and still retain the essential class and formal excellence that mark every well-made settee. The Shelton & Mindel SM2 Settee is a triumph of refined convention. The fixed seat and back on all models allow for easy maintenance. Ideal for reception areas and living rooms, the Collection includes also includes a lounge chair and sofa.
About the Designer
|Peter Shelton, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pratt Institute, and Lee Mindel, a graduate of Harvard University's masters in architecture program, formed the architecture and design firm Shelton, Mindel & Associates in 1978. One of the firm's most notable designs was that of the Polo/Ralph Lauren international headquarters. Shelton, Mindel & Associates has won numerous awards for their interior architecture, including the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum in 2004. |
About the Manufacturer
Founded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.
Materials & Measurements
The SM2 Settee is constructed in multi-ply plywood with sinuous spring seat suspension and elastic webbing back suspension. The legs are round in Ash substrate stained in clear oak or an ebonized finish.
Overall: 29" h x 66.5" w x 36.5" d
Seat height: 17.75"
Arm height: 23.75"