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

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.