In a time when the boundaries between home and office are increasingly blurred, having a suitable space for home working has become more important than ever before. Sweeping changes in our lifestyles have contributed to the need to have spaces with comfortable, functional furnishings, to make the home office area relaxing and stimulating, but also in line with the décor and philosophy of domestic settings.
The Work from Home Collection by Knoll for 2021, currently available through the Company's dealers in Europe, will also be presented on the occasion of the Milan Design City from 12 to 23 April 2021. The collection responds to changes in contemporary lifestyles, through innovative products and contemporary design, keeping faith with an avant-garde modernist vision while adapting to new habitat requirements.
Alongside the icons of the past and timeless classics that have always set the identity of the brand, the Work from Home collection is composed of ergonomic desks and seating, formulated to guarantee unique comfort and to foster physical and mental wellbeing. The functional parts make it possible to create an orderly but also dynamic environment, organized to improve the quality of work.
The range of home office products reflects the classic Knoll style, preserving its cultural legacy in time: the pieces designed by Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia, just to name a few, interact in perfect harmony with the latest creations, while generating processes of change and innovation.
Innovative materials, unprecedented functional solutions and expansion of the range of offerings are key factors in the new approach to the work environment in the home.
The elegant, sophisticated touch of Piero Lissoni triggers an aesthetic of lightness that sets the mood of all his collections. The KN Collection, a family of seating created by the Milanese architect in 2018, has been expanded with the evolution of the KN06 armchair, presented together with the new KN07 version without armrests.
Thanks to a particular molding technology, the KN06 conveys a sense of perfect balance between tradition and modernity. The shell is the result of a sophisticated production process, and rests delicately on four fixed legs, or on a height-adjustable swivel base, in models with four-star on glides or five-star on casters. KN06 stands out for the homogeneity of the shell in fiberglass, coated in glossy white or glossy black, or covered in fabric or leather. The slim, enveloping structure welcomes a soft seat cushion that makes the collection more complete and well-balanced in terms of function and image.
The KN07 is a chair without armrests that epitomizes perfect harmony between the seat and structure, in totally smooth lines. The supple design fuses the inner and outer surfaces in a single, soft, fluid gesture. Covered in fabric or leather, KN07 is ideal to complete corners in the home set aside as work studios. Also in this new version, the shell of the seat rests on four fixed legs, or on a height-adjustable swivel base, with four-star on glides or five-star on casters.
KN06 and KN07 feature a seat and back in flexible molded polyurethane, covered in fabric or leather. All the models with swivel bases are equipped with a lever below the seat for height adjustment, providing precise regulation to respond to personal preferences.
Due to their aesthetic impact based on the perfect combination of industrial and technological quality, KN06 and KN07 constitute a solution that will last in time, capable of adapting to various contexts and uses. The collection offers a varied selection of materials and finishes to underscore its modernist spirit.
Along with the seating collections, Knoll offers novel solutions in the Grasshopper family of tables, ideal for traditional offices and work areas in the home. The two different versions are both perfect for an ergonomic approach to work: the Grasshopper Height-Adjustable Desk, and the Grasshopper Console, available in three different fixed heights.
The new Grasshopper solutions have been designed to respond to all the needs connected with different work settings – the home studio, spaces organized for co-working, and offices. The Grasshopper Height-Adjustable Desk is a very intuitive working tool, easy to regulate and to use.
The top, with rounded sides or in a rectangular version, is height-adjustable thanks to a digital display, facilitating the passage between sitting and standing positions. This function permits frequent posture adjustments, finding the right balance and ensuring a correct, effective working position. The base has a coated finish in white or black.
Grasshopper also comes in the new Console version, offered in three different fixed heights – 72, 105 and 120 cm – with a characteristic base coated in black. In any position, seated or standing, the desk encourages perfect posture to provide maximum comfort.
The design of the new tables guarantees support for ergonomic tools such as the Sapper Monitor Arm designed by Richard Sapper, an ideal solution for easy movement of the screen with every shift of the working position.
As part of Knoll’s program of updates of historic icons adapted for contemporary use, the Saarinen Conference Chair Relax design by Eero Saarinen, is ideal for offices and homes, thanks to a range of new finishes and materials. It comes in the classic version on four legs, or in a height-adjustable swivel model with four-star on glides or five-star on casters for the base.
The Saarinen Conference Chair Relax, a constant presence in all the interiors designed by Florence Knoll, has been one of the most popular Knoll models for almost 70 years. With its sculptural shape and modern finishes, it has revolutionized the concept of seating, and today it is often found in the dining rooms as well as modern offices.
The new products are joined by a complete assortment of fabrics and leathers providing countless options for personalization, while ensuring maximum comfort and impeccable looks.
A collection that embodies a contemporary lifestyle. Focused on the future but also able to grasp the value of change in the present, Knoll continues to pay homage to the iconic collections and classics created by outstanding architects and designers like Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia. Since its founding in 1938, Knoll has created furniture with modern design, suitable for any type of setting and envisioned for domestic spaces in a continuously evolving world, keeping faith with the “Modern Always” philosophy.