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Knoll at NeoCon 2014: r/evolution workplace™

Best of NeoCon Award-Winning Remix™, Washington Collection, Antenna® Telescope™ and KnollTextiles Introduced; Bounce by Knoll™ Software and App Debuts

June 9, 2014

Best of NeoCon award-winning designs from Knoll, including Remix™, Antenna® Telescope™, the Washington Collection and KnollTextiles, were introduced at the 2014 NeoCon World Trade Fair, which opened today at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Bounce by Knoll™, the new software and app that monitors, measures and analyzes space utilization of the office, also debuted.

The Knoll showroom at NeoCon 2014 is designed within the context of the r/evolution workplace planning approaches – Perimeter, Core, Efficient and Adaptive. r/evolution workplace embraces the understanding that there is no one “office of the future” and offers planning solutions that address real estate, technology and peoples’ needs differently.

Bounce by Knoll™ pushes information based on a user’s micro-location while also monitoring and measuring space occupancy and patterns. As visitors navigate the Knoll Showroom, Bounce displays product and planning information directly to smartphones.

Each r/evolution workplace planning approach presents new designs alongside the most popular Knoll products, including the Generation by Knoll® family of work chairs, Antenna® Workspaces, Anchor™, Dividends Horizon®, Reff Profiles™ and Interpole™.

r/evolution workplace assists clients in moving forward with their workplace planning to create high performance workplaces,” said Andrew Cogan, Knoll CEO. “Remix, Antenna Telescope and k. lounge introductions reinforces our commitment to support today's diverse work styles.

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Perimeter: Perimeter planning, a classic approach to workplace design, places fixed enclosed spaces along the architectural perimeter while open spaces are positioned toward the building core. Professional and structured, Perimeter planning chiefly supports individual “focus” work and linear work processes.

Core: In Core planning, open spaces have access to the architectural perimeter and enclosed spaces line the building core. A lack of barriers along the perimeter brings natural light into the workplace, along with a sense of parity. Core planning allows for a balance of focus, shared and team work.

Efficient: Efficient planning seeks to maximize space utilization and minimize real estate cost and is sometimes coupled with alternative workplace strategies like telecommuting, flextime and free-address settings. An overall reduction in size of primary workspaces serves to flatten organizational structures and emphasize shared and team work.

Adaptive: Adaptive planning uses movable elements to define a variety of work settings, allowing flexibility to meet changing needs and enabling people to shape their work experience. Adaptive planning seeks to connect people to each other and the organization by creating spaces for shared work and social activity.

The Knoll NeoCon Display Includes:

  • Bounce by Knoll™, the new app and software that monitors and measures space occupancy and patterns in the office.

  • Remix™, a new collection of chairs, including a task chair, high back and side chair, by Formway Design, the New Zealand-based studio behind the Generation by Knoll® family of chairs.

  • Antenna® Telescope™, a height adjustable table system that combines the healthful ergonomics of adjustable height work spaces with the planning efficiency of benching.

  • k.™ lounge, soft-seating series from Knoll with 11 configurable lounge elements that bridge the gap between object-based furniture and a plannable system.

  • Enhancements to Dividends Horizon® and Reff Profiles™ product lines for open plan environments and private offices, including faceted Dividends Horizon worksurfaces to support interactive, outward facing workstation design.

  • Expanded offerings to the Anchor™ storage collections, designed to provide tailored solutions for open plan environments.

  • New designs from KnollTextiles, including collections by Kari Pei and Dorothy Cosonas, and five upholstery fabrics that comprise the 2014 Archival Collection, inspired by the work of legendary Knoll designers Astride Sampe, Florence Knoll and Marianne Strengell.

  • New designs from KnollTextiles, including collections by Kari Pei and Dorothy Cosonas, and five upholstery fabrics that comprise the 2014 Archival Collection, inspired by the work of legendary Knoll designers Astride Sampe, Florence Knoll and Marianne Strengell.

  • Acoustic FilzFelt® products by Architecture Research Office— wall, ceiling and space dividing solutions that allow for acoustic, aesthetic and privacy by combining standard components covered in 63 colorways of 100% Wool Design Felt.

  • The Erwin Hauer Collection of leather-wrapped modular wall planks by Spinneybeck®.

Visit Knoll at NeoCon 2014 for photographs, renderings and detailed product information or take the Knoll NeoCon 2014 Showroom Photography Tour.

Best of NeoCon Awards

Knoll is the recipient of five 2014 Best of NeoCon awards from Contract Magazine. Honorees include the Remix Work Chair, Antenna Telescope and the Washington Collection for Knoll, as well as the Spirit Collection and the Archival Collection for KnollTextiles. Best of NeoCon honors new products introduced at NeoCon and presented at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Remix Work Chair, the Best of NeoCon Gold recipient in the Ergonomic Desk/Task Seating category.  The Remix family of chairs combine Flex Net Matrix technology, a specially engineered, high performance elastomer molded to provide resiliency and flexibility. Antenna Telescope, the Best of NeoCon Silver recipient for Benching, is a height adjustable table system that combines the healthful ergonomics of adjustable-height workspaces. The Washington Collection for Knoll, which includes the Washington Skin Chair and Washington Skeleton Chair, is the Best of NeoCon Gold recipient in the Guest Seating category.

From KnollTextiles, the Spirit Collection of upholstery, wall covering, privacy/drapery curtains and panel fabrics is the recipient of the Best of NeoCon Gold for Healthcare Fabrics and Upholstery. The 2014 Archival Collection, inspired by the work of legendary Knoll designers Astride Sampe, Florence Knoll and Marianne Strengell received the Best of NeoCon Silver award for Textiles Upholstery.

Explore r/evolution workplace on Social Media

On Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, Chicago-based illustrator Craighton Berman will roam the Knoll Chicago showroom with an iPad in hand, sketching office spaces, products and layouts that let people to do their best work. To follow all the NeoCon 2014 happenings, including Berman's work, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and join the NeoCon conversation using the hashtag #revolutionworkplace.