East Greenville, PA, April 17, 2020—Knoll, Inc. (NYSE: KNL), a constellation of design-driven brands for the workplace and home, today announced new programming for k. talks—the Company’s free virtual series dedicated to today's changing workplace dynamics.
Encouraging digital connection in a socially distanced world, k. talks leverage Knoll’s expertise on planning and research, drawing hundreds of attendees per program since the series’ March 31 launch. The new k. talks line up adds a range of interactive, research-driven sessions applicable to both the current norm of remote work and the workplace as the ultimate home base.
The new programs analyze today’s pressing issues and common uncertainties with Knoll’s holistic point-of-view on design, including expert perspectives on the future of higher education and the post-pandemic workplace.
Guest speakers include:
- Elliot Felix, Founder & CEO, brightspot, a strategy consultancy that focuses in higher education
- Mark Morton, Principal, Gensler
- Sharon Johnston, Founder & Partner, Johnston Marklee
- Gretchen Rubin, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project; Happier at Home; Better than Before; The Four Tendencies; Outer Order, Inner Calm.
“Throughout the years, we’ve hosted roundtables, seminars and design panels, but the current climate of living and working remotely—not to mention the idea of a ‘new normal’ in the workplace and beyond—motivated us to help people stay connected and ramp up this effort,” commented Kylie Roth, Senior Director, Knoll Workplace Research, adding, “The reception has been outstanding, and we’re looking to take our work even further.”
Knoll invites professionals across the contract furniture, architecture, interior design, technology and workplace strategy disciplines as well as anyone with an interest in design to sign up for k.talks.
Join the conversation every Tuesday from 2:00-2:30pm EST:
Tuesday, April 28
In Pursuit of Workplace Habits & Happiness
Join New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin as she shares simple ways to add a dose of happiness to your day, even in stressful, uncertain times. In this Q&A session, she will reveal her research-based tips on how to be healthier, more productive, organized and creative, and how by changing our habits, we can change our lives. Register here.
New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project; Happier at Home; Better Than Before; The Four Tendencies; Outer Order, Inner Calm
Tuesday, May 5
Keeping the Campus Connected in the Post-Pandemic World
The future of higher education lies at the intersection of on-campus and online learning. Learn how these two worlds are converging, how the pandemic is accelerating and decelerating trends reshaping higher education, and how colleges and universities must reimagine their positioning, programs, people, and places as a result. Register here.
Founder & CEO, brightspot
Vice President, Education | Healthcare, Knoll
Tuesday, May 12
The Office Reimagined: What Will Tomorrow’s Workplace Bring?
As workers worldwide contemplate returning to the office, new norms will likely emerge to address employee health and safety. Get up to date with our live panel of leading design thinkers as we explore their thoughts on what the future might hold. Hear experts’ considerations about planning and design, and how the impact of social distancing and work-from-home will re-shape the future of real estate and workplace decisions. Register here.
Founder, Partner, Johnston Marklee
Benjamin A. Pardo
Executive Vice President, Design, Knoll
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, lighting, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements. Our brands — Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser, Muuto and Fully — 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.