David Adjaye’s cantilevered chairs establish a play between propping and balancing, so that they are simultaneously functional and sculptural. Washington Skeleton™ is reduced to a fine geometric lattice while its inverted counterpoint, Washington Skin™, offers a colorful envelope to the same form.

The Washington Collection was developed during the realization of his signature project, The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C.