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Knoll Designer Bios

Irma Boom

b. Netherlands, 1960

Born in the Netherlands in 1960, Boom has won international acclaim for her book designs. The youngest ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete body of work, she has 50 books in the permanent collection at MoMA and has been the recipient of numerous other awards. Her most famous title was a 100th anniversary book designed for the Dutch conglomerate SHV which spanned 2,136 pages with no page numbers or index. Her clients include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Ferrari, Vitra, The United Nations, OMA/Rem Koolhaas, and Chanel. The Bard Graduate Center also commissioned her to design the 2011 catalog Knoll Textiles: 1945-2010, published in conjunction with their exhibition on the company.