In its current issue, Contract features Rockwell Unscripted™, the comprehensive workplace collection designed by Rockwell Group that Knoll debuted at NeoCon 2016 in June. The story includes photography by Agostino Osio.
Calling the collection an "ambitious debut," the magazine highlights the ways that Rockwell Unscripted supports and encourages the improvisational, community-oriented, on-demand day that is becoming increasingly essential to creative and productive work. Rockwell Group's extensive experience in hospitality and theater was a major driver of the collection's design. In addition, the collection was inspired by independent and collaborative research by David Rockwell and Knoll into contemporary working styles; Knoll released the workplace research paper "Immersive Planning: From Research to Realization, an Experience-based Workplace" in June.
"Our interest is in getting people to look at their work environments as a stage on which movable furniture can be arranged in endless configurations," David Rockwell, founder and president of Rockwell Group, tells Contract. "You can craft the scene around what it is you're doing that day."
The article goes on to describe the collection's unique span of freestanding and movable elements, from seating, tables, storage and border and step elements to accessories.
"The collection is very much open to what people will do with it," Benjamin Pardo, Director of Design, Knoll, tells Contract at the article's conclusion. "It's truly an invitation for workplace designers and their clients to personalize their own space."
View the slideshow and original article in Contract.