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Knoll to Host Design Seminars at NeoCon 2018

Design leaders to present new products and offer insight into today’s hospitality-driven workplace

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., May 22, 2018 -- Knoll Inc. will be hosting a series of design seminars at NeoCon 2018, the annual contract industry trade show that will take place in Chicago from June 11 – 13. The seminars will be held in the Knoll Hospitality at Work Showroom, Suite 1111 at the Merchandise Mart. The 2018 Knoll NeoCon showroom will focus on hospitality in the workplace, showcasing designs by Antenna Design, Dorothy Cosonas, Lars Beller Fjetland, Marc Krusin, Glen Oliver Loew, Marc Newson and Rockwell Group. In addition, Knoll will present the newest member of its constellation of brands: Muuto, a resimercial, design-driven Scandinavian brand representing global style for the workplace and home.

The Hospitality at Work Showroom will feature five individually themed spaces, illustrating the power of hospitality in today’s workplace: Welcoming Environments, User-Directed Experiences, Flexible Solutions, Material Variety and Residential Aesthetic.

The NeoCon display will leverage the Knoll constellation of brands, bringing together the company’s workplace solutions and services – including Knoll Office and KnollStudio furnishings and accessories; DatesWeiser conference and meeting room furniture; Spinneybeck and FilzFelt architectural and acoustic materials; KnollTextiles fabrics, wallcoverings and drapery; and Muuto.

Benjamin Pardo, Knoll Design Director, stated, “We have experience both in how people live and work, allowing us to help clients create hospitality-focused social and collaborative environments. Our work with the world’s best architects and industrial designers has resulted in workplace solutions that redefine flexibility and address the roles of individuals and teams.”

Join the conversation:

Monday, June 11

  • 12:00pm – Rockwell Unscripted®: Where You Complete the Story. Listen to Barry Richards, Principal and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group and Tracy Wymer, Vice President Workplace Strategy, Knoll discuss today’s workplace and how to solve for a new set of challenges. Both will speak to how the ideas behind Rockwell Unscripted – hospitality, theater, play and flexibility – translate to today’s increasingly open-plan workspaces.

  • 4:00pm – Meet Muuto. Discover the inspiration and process of Muuto Design Director, Christian Grosen. New to the Knoll portfolio, Muuto is a resimercial design-driven, creative Scandinavian brand representing global style for the workplace and home. Christian Grosen will touch on what Scandinavian design really means as well as how it integrates seamlessly with Knoll Modernist tradition.

Tuesday, June 12

  • 9:00am – Ideation and Process with Glen Oliver Loew. Explore the new light task chair for Knoll with Glen Oliver Loew. Designed to support improvisation and spontaneity across a variety of environments and workstyles, the Loew Chair adapts to the task at hand. Loew will speak about his creative process from start to finish and how one incorporates the demands of today’s evolving workplace into a physical object through design. Loew will present alongside Benjamin Pardo, Design Director, Knoll.

  • 12:00pm – Rockwell Unscripted®: Where You Complete the Story. Listen to Barry Richards, Principal and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group and Tracy Wymer, Vice President Workplace Strategy, Knoll discuss today’s workplace and how to solve for a new set of challenges. Both will speak to how the ideas behind Rockwell Unscripted – hospitality, theater and play, flexibility – translated to today’s increasingly open-plan workspaces.

To register, contact Linda Kasper, lkasper@knoll.com. Space is limited.

New for this year, all seminars will be live streamed and available at www.knoll.com/live in addition to the Knoll Facebook Page. Anyone can tune in during the respective seminar times. A replay function will also be available in case you miss any  of the seminars. 

About 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, 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 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. Knoll, Inc. is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.

Contacts

David E. Bright
Knoll, Inc.
212 343-4135
dbright@knoll.com

Lucas Onetti
Knoll, Inc.
212 343-4030
lonetti@knoll.com

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