EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., May 13, 2019 -- Knoll, Inc. (NYSE: KNL), today announced that it will host Florence Knoll Women in Design Dialogues in honor of the Company’s co-founder who passed away at 101 in January of 2019. Florence Knoll Women in Design Dialogues will be held at the Company's new Fulton Market Chicago Showroom, debuting on June 10.
Scheduled for June 10-11 at 811 W. Fulton Street, the Dialogues will explore Florence Knoll’s pioneering approach to “total design” in the context of today’s design, artistic and workplace environments. Registration is required.
Join the conversation:
Monday, June 10
- Channeling Total Design 12pm CST – Listen to Dorothy Cosonas, KnollTextiles Creative Director, and Maria Cornejo, Designer describe their“total design” perspectives as Zoe Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago, asks how today’s landscape impacts their approach.
- From Yarn Bombing to Total Design of Place 2pm CST – Sit down with Debbie Millman, Educator and Design Matters Podcast Host, and Magda Sayeg, Artist, as the two discuss Magda’s work and how it relates to designing and artmaking for an entire space as a means to shift our perceptions of our surroundings.
Tuesday, June 11
- Intersection: Digital Distraction / Digital Workplace 12pm CST – Join a discussion among Verda Alexander, co-founder, o+a; Patrick Larvie, Google/REWS, Workplace User Experience; and Tracy Wymer, Workplace Strategy, Knoll on designing in today’s digital world. Heidi Mitchell, Design Journalist, moderates.
- ANEW: 10 Years Comes Full Circle, by Design 2pm CST – Learn about sustainability as part of the facilities and design process in response to today’s environmental challenges with Rose Tourje, Founder, ANEW; Rumi Walsh, Manager, Real Estate Facilities and Administrations for Mazda; and Margaret DiLorenzo, Project Manager, Retail Team, CBRE for Bank of America.
Please register by clicking here and filling out the form.
All seminars will be live streamed and available at www.knoll.com/live in addition to the Knoll Facebook Page.
About the Space
The new Knoll Fulton Market space, designed in collaboration with Gensler, will offer a transformative presentation of how we work and live, demonstrating ideas and products to shape environments that promote hospitality, value social experience, and support work.
Leveraging the Knoll constellation of brands, the “Knoll Design Days” showroom display brings 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, the affordable luxury Scandinavian brand that expands the Knoll offering of ancillary products.
One floor of the Fulton Market location will serve as the Muuto flagship showroom in North America, featuring the brand’s award-winning products and new designs that pair seamlessly with Knoll products. Together, Knoll and Muuto address the “resimercialization” of the workplace.
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. Our 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. 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.
David E. Bright