Walter Knoll, 2014

The core of the design involves making a wedge-shaped cutout into a leather strip. When this cutout is closed, a three-dimensional object is produced with a free-form surface of a higher order. This form results from the tension of the material and is defined solely by the cut chosen by us.


The normal course of development – with the cutout derived from the object – is reversed here: Here, the process defines the object.

This very elementary process of molding by cutting yields an object with a high emotional quality. Poetry and construction are brought together.


The resulting object can be used as either a basket, a stool or a table.

photos: EOOS, Walter Knoll

Walter Knoll