The Knoll Miami showroom relocated in 2008 to a new space in an historic downtown building that identifies strongly with the roots of Knoll design. Florence Knoll herself had a hand in the design of the building, which was completed in 1983 by SOM, as her husband was chairman of Southeast Bank, the original tenant.
Knoll Miami today follows a set of principles established by Florence Knoll in the 1940s, when she designed the first Knoll showrooms. Her reductive aesthetic incorporated light, open spaces furnished with elegant woven fabrics, furniture grouped for informal conversation and brightly colored wall panels.
In addition, Knoll Miami is LEED® certified for Commercial Interiors, underscoring the Knoll commitment to sustainability. To achieve LEED certification, the showroom incorporated a number of environmental design elements, including: maximized use of natural light and, where necessary, fluorescent fixtures with optimized energy performance; carpeted floors with a backing that contains 76% post-consumer materials; Eco-Spec paint low in VOCs; Energy Star rated appliances; Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood on Knoll workstations; GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® Knoll products; and recycled building materials.