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Wednesday, June 10

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Studio Visit with Thomas Bentzen

Meet Thomas Bentzen in his Copenhagen, Denmark studio and explore his perspective on form, function and materials with Spencer Bailey, co-host of the Time Sensitive and At a Distance podcasts, as he presents his designs for Muuto.

Fresh Thinking

Workplace Planning for Individuals and Teams

Focus on Soft Architecture, Tables and Seating
Plan. Create. Furnish. What are the themes driving the planning of group spaces? Find out from the Knoll design and product team with insights from designers Edward Barber, Dan Grabowski, Marc Krusin and Jay Osgerby that inform planning meeting areas, training rooms and casual spaces.

Women in Design

Space and Wellbeing

Learn how the elements around us have an impact on how we feel with Zoë Ryan, the Art Institute of Chicago’s John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture; Marie Hesseldahl, Muuto product design manager; and Susan Magsamen, Founder and Executive Director of the International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University.

Fresh Thinking

Education Design

Hear about practical strategies for higher education design with Knoll Vice President for Education/Healthcare Carol Crane who leads a discussion with campus planners about how colleges and universities are reimagining facilities and programs to adapt to the realities of bringing students, faculty and staff back to campus. Panelists include Ryan Swanson, Associate Vice President, University of Nebraska Campus Planning and Facility Management; Margaret Carney, University Architect, Cornell University; and Anne Gazzaniga, Senior VP and University Planner, Arizona State University.

Cocktails and Tea Together, Apart

Happy Hour with Knoll Design Director Benjamin Pardo and Barber Osgerby

Join Benjamin, London-based designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and friends for design insights. Complimentary cocktail recipe (and favorite teas); bring your own beverage.

“I personally love an Americano, with loads of ice and an orange peel.”—Edward Barber

Americano
1.5 oz Campari
1.5 oz sweet vermouth
Club soda
Orange twist, for garnish

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“One thing I really miss about Salone in Milan is the Negronis.”—Jay Osgerby

Negroni
1.25 oz gin
1.25 oz Campari
1.25 oz sweet vermouth
Orange twist, for garnish

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Tuesday, June 9

k. talk

Reimagine the Workplace

Hear from Knoll vice president, workplace Tracy Wymer and senior research director Kylie Roth as they discuss the evolution of the workplace in relation to our latest thinking on planning spaces that balance comfort and humanity.

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Looking Ahead – The Art of Working

Learn what makes an engaging workplace from Antenna Design principals Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa; David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group; and Knoll design director Benjamin Pardo.

Fresh Thinking

Workplace Planning for Individuals and Teams

Focus on Workstations and Private Offices
Plan. Create. Furnish. What are the themes and solutions driving workplace planning? Find out from the Knoll design and product team.

k. talk

A Conversation with Todd Heiser

Todd Heiser, co-managing director of Gensler’s Chicago office, and Knoll design director Benjamin Pardo discuss design and place.

Fresh Thinking

Materials in Times of Change

Textiles, Felt and More
What makes up the perfect blend of workplace materials and sustainable design? Interior Design editor-in-chief Cindy Allen brings together Copenhagen-based designer Nina Bruun, KnollTextiles creative director Dorothy Cosonas and Kim Yao, principal ARO Architecture Research Office, to shed light on color and texture.

Cocktails and Tea Together, Apart

Happy Hour with Knoll Design Director Benjamin Pardo and Piero Lissoni

Join Benjamin, Milan-based designer Piero Lissoni and friends for design insights. Complimentary cocktail recipe (and favorite teas); bring your own beverage.

“My favorite cocktail is a gin martini. Stirred, not shaken."—Piero Lissoni

Gin Martini
2.25 oz London dry gin
.75 dry vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
Lemon twist or olive, for garnish

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Resources

Workplace Planning for Individuals and Teams

As the boundary between living and working has completely blurred, so has the essential nature of the workspace. Discover our solutions for how to arrive and thrive in the new workplace.