Welcome to the 2018 Showroom.
Explore what it means to create a sense of hospitality at every exchange. From soft and welcoming touch-points to highly flexible environments, this year's showroom–Hospitality at Work–presents a new way of thinking about the office and a more welcoming way to work.
A Place You Want to Be
As mobile workstyles lift limitations on where work is done, organizations are focused on creating engaging environments that attract workers to the office.
Inside our showroom, visitors are invited to experience themed spaces that illustrate the power of hospitality in the workplace: Welcoming Environments, User-Directed Experiences, Flexible Solutions, Material Variety and Residential Aesthetic. Each Incorporates residential comforts and hospitality amenities that encourage comfort, community and ideation. Today's workplace is a place you want to be.
A welcoming environment invites you to feel at home. These spaces evoke a sense of comfort that encourages you to take a seat, plug-in, or strike up a conversation. An approachable concierge area or reception desk serves as a gateway to an experience-based workplace. Abundant plants and greenery bring the outside in, pairing lush green foliage with warm furnishings for a tranquil introduction to the space.
The power of choice is essential to hospitality in the workplace—to be able to chose what kind of environment you want to work in at any given moment. This space features a large, open footprint with areas to kick back and ideate, or spread out and roll up your sleeves.
Hospitality in the workplace goes beyond providing choice in environment to providing choice at the product level. Allowing for an ever-changing work landscape, flexible, multi-use spaces empower you to control your surroundings and adjust workspaces for the task at hand. Truly flexible spaces host a spectrum of collaboration, co-creation, power and data solutions.
Material variety balances warm and rich tone swith creative forms to compose a truly inviting space. Natural materials–warm woods, wool felt, premium leather–evoke a “third-place” within the workplace. Mixing unexpected materials in a more informal manner enlivens a space. The right mix of hard and soft, bright and subdued, harmoniously ties a space together.
New to the Knoll constellation, Muuto has its own dedicated space in the Hospitality at Work Showroom. Rooted in Scandinavian design traditions and characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression, Muuto is a natural complement to the Knoll aesthetic.
Muuto creates products that bring personality and a unique sentiment to any professional or private space. Through a collection that spans across furniture, lighting and accessories, Muuto’s products have a shared identity that is at once modern, timeless and functional.
New and Notable
In honor of our 80th anniversary, Knoll introduces new products for both the home and the office that honor the iconic forms of the past and propel a modern sensibility into the future utilizing contemporary materials and complex manufacturing techniques.
KnollStudio 80th Anniversary Introductions
A contemporary re-introduction of some of our earliest designs, KnollStudio presents the Butterfly Chair and the Risom Outdoor Collection.
From Rockwell Unscripted to the k. collection to DatesWeiser, Knoll has spent the last year measuring how current collections have adapted to the evolving workplace, noting where a product can be enhanced to maximize its capabilities or where there is an opportunity to take the core foundation of a collection and create an entirely new complementary product.
KnollTextiles, FilzFelt & Spinneybeck
Explore Pattern and Structure
KnollTextiles presents the Interwine Collection by Dorothy Cosonas, KnollTextiles Creative Director, and the Atmosphere Collection, a collaboration with Trove. Marking the 10-year anniversary of Knoll Luxe, three Knoll Luxe advance preview products are on display. The Intertwine Collection explores patterns, structure and geometry both on and off the grid with upholstery and drapery products. The Atmosphere Collection is a study of how intrinsic forces in nature shape patterns rendered in large-scale gestural movements on high performance Thermoplastic Olefin wallcovering. Selections from each collection are incorporated into a larger than life display of flowers, plants and creatures made exclusively with KnollTextiles products.
Between the Lines Collection:
- Best of NeoCon SILVER | Healthcare Fabrics & Textiles
- HiP Award | Health and Wellness: Fabric and Textiles
- Best of NeoCon GOLD | Wall Treatments