Brian Graham, known for his expertise in wood — especially architecturally inspired casegoods, was asked to develop this collection to celebrate and exploit the wood manufacturing capabilities of Knoll’s Toronto production facility. He explains the process:
“One of the things I think is really important is to look at and understand Knoll’s legacy in wood. I looked at the precedent set by people like Florence Knoll and Gwathmey Siegel, who really created the first true casegoods line that really had an architectural presence.
"So, part of the design challenge in casegoods is to create a design that is distinctive enough as an object, but also adaptable enough as a system of modular components so an interior designer can truly create what they need.
“The most visual present zone, the billboard of the private office if you will, is the overhead. So the first area for us to really focus on was how we could create something distinctive. Really a signature overhead for the private office.”