This month, students from Brigham Young University (BYU), University of Southern California (USC) and Washington University in St. Louis visited the Knoll New York Showroom as part of their undergraduate design curricula. The students took a tour of the showroom, viewing contemporary and mid-century classic pieces for home and office by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Formway Design, Antenna Design, David Adjaye and Rem Koolhaas. In conversations with leaders at Knoll, students had the opportunity to interrogate how Knoll approaches the future of design, and how major figures in its history helped shape the evolution of furniture design, architecture, interior design, graphic design and workplace planning.
Left: Brigham Young students meet with KnollTextiles Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas. Right: USC students discuss timeless design.
Students from Washington University in St. Louis respond to a presentation by Eric Stroud, Architecture & Design Sales Representative, Knoll.
Washington University in St. Louis students explore a corner of the Knoll New York Showroom, including the KnollTextiles wall.
A group from USC gathers in the New York Showroom to discuss movements in workplace design.
Stroud discussing differing approaches to furniture design in an area of the Knoll New York Showroom devoted to seating.
A group of design students from the University of Southern California in discussion with David Bright, SVP of Communications, Knoll.