EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., Oct. 04, 2018 -- Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL), a constellation of design-driven brands for the workplace and home, announcedtoday the opening of the Knoll Japan Tokyo showroom. Knoll Japan is a joint venture between two of Japan’s leading furniture industry companies – Itoki Corp. (7972.T), among the largest manufacturers and distributors serving businesses throughout Japan, and inter.office, a prominent, high-design furniture distributor in the market.
Knoll Japan brings the Knoll constellation of brands, including classic and new designs, to a global and local audience of architects and designers, in addition to their commercial and residential clients.
The new showroom, designed by Naoki Terada, is to be a resource for workplace and residential architects and designers as well as individuals purchasing furniture and textiles for their homes. It is located at 1-2-3 Aoyama, Minato Ward, Tokyo, Aoyama Building 1st Floor. In addition, Itoki will manufacture certain Knoll products under license, including Antenna Workspaces, Rockwell Unscripted and k. lounge and will assemble the Generation by Knoll family of work chairs and other seating products.
Andrew Cogan, Knoll CEO, toasts to the success of Knoll Japan with Naoki Kaze, President, Knoll Japan, left, and Naoki Terada, Senior Vice President, Knoll Japan.
Andrew Cogan, Knoll CEO, commented “We are excited by Knoll Japan’s commitment to expand the reach of our historically respected brand in Japan. We look forward to the success of Knoll Japan in bringing the Knoll constellation of brands to global customers and building new local relationships.”
Knoll Japan offers flexible solutions for a range of contemporary workstyles, including designs for Knoll by Antenna Design and Rockwell Group.
“Knoll Japan is poised to respond to evolving workplace design trends and penetrate growing ancillary categories,” he added.
Founded in 1890, Itoki strives to support the workstyles of individuals across the office, facilitating powerful creativity and productivity, while paving the way for valuable innovation. From healthcare to educational to financial institutions, Itoki has greatly expanded its scope of workplace planning beyond the traditional office space.
With unwavering consideration for the individual, Itoki strives to design a fulfilling "workstyle" that is both innovative and beneficial for the society of tomorrow through its efforts in helping customers create their ideal space, environment and workplace.
Launched in 1983, inter.office aims to improve the quality of Japan’s office space. Planning for a variety of companies with high-end, European-made office furniture, the brand firmly established itself as a prominent distributor in the market. inter.office has further expanded its business into architectural design for offices and public spaces, educational facilities and private homes, as well as interior design and facility management.
Today, inter.office believes that a well-designed office nurtures creativity and that rich functionality gives rise to work efficiency, which contributes to greater productivity. For this reason, inter.office provides total solutions, from furniture to space layout.
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 brands. These 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 highperformance 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. Knoll, Inc. is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
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