EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., November 5, 2018 -- Knoll, Inc. (NYSE: KNL) Chairman and CEO Andrew Cogan appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas to discuss the state of the labor market and other economic and geopolitical issues impacting global companies. Mr. Cogan also discussed trends in the office design market, highlighting the rise of “resimercial” solutions that create a more hospitable environment by combining elements of residential and office design.
“Companies are competing for talent and finding some constraints in the market, so the workplace has become a key tool in attracting and retaining talent,” Mr. Cogan said. “We’re finding clients investing in their workplaces.”
Mr. Cogan shared a positive outlook for growth, pointing to a robust pipeline of opportunities heading into 2019.
“Knoll’s cross-over between how people live and how they work is at the epicenter of what people are trying to do in offices. We’re quite optimistic as we head toward the end of this year and into next year,” he added.
Knoll, Inc. is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements. Our brands — Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser, and Muuto — reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high performance workplaces and luxury interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll, Inc. is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help organizations achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workplace certification. Our products can also help clients comply with the International Living Future Institute to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification, and with the International WELL Building Institute to attain WELL Building Certification. Knoll, Inc. is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
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