Virtual Knoll Design Days Press Release

Press Release

Knoll Announces June 2020 Free Virtual Knoll Design Days Lineup

Digital-first program, Opportunities for Change, to present fresh thinking from top design thinkers

East Greenville, PA, May 14, 2020—Knoll, Inc., a constellation of design-driven brands for the workplace and home, announced today program details for Knoll Design Days 2020—Opportunities for Change. Hosted this year as a free virtual event for industry insiders and design enthusiasts alike, Knoll Design Days will take place June 9-10, 2020, bringing the Company’s unparalleled expertise on design and the workplace to audiences in a digital-first format. The program, noon to 6:00 PM ET daily, builds on the success of the Company’s current k.talks series and its Women In Design Dialogues presented at Fulton Market Chicago in 2019.

Knoll Design Days—Opportunities for Change explores Knoll’s holistic, research-driven point-of-view with today’s top thinkers in workplace strategy and planning; product design, architecture; interior design; and textiles. The program includes fresh thinking on strategies for planning workstations, private offices and shared spaces as well insights about materials and color.

“Simply put, the very nature of how we work and live is always changing, whether it’s in response to new technologies, evolving work culture or the COVID-19 crisis. A successful workplace addresses change—and Knoll always strives to find the right opportunities for organizations to adapt,” stated Benjamin Pardo, Knoll Executive Vice President, Design.

“We’re here to help organizations adjust to a new normal and give people confidence in their work environments. We look forward to expanding the dialogue around considerations for a healthy work life, through what I think is an incredible representation of what our constellation of brands can accomplish,” added Pardo. 

Program participants include:

Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief, Interior Design Magazine

Antenna Design Principals, Sigi Moeslinger & Mashimichi Udagawa

Barber Osgerby PrincipalsEdward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Thomas Bentzen, Principal Designer, Thomas Bentzen Industrial Design

Nina Bruun, Textile Designer

Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director, KnollTextiles

Carol Crane, Knoll Vice President, Education/Healthcare

Dan Grabowski, Designer

Marie Hesseldahl, Product Design Manager, Muuto

Sharon Johnston, Johnston Marklee & Associates

Marc Krusin, Designer

Piero Lissoni, Architect & Designer

India Mahdavi, Architect

Susan Magsamen, Founder and Executive Director of the International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University

Benjamin Pardo, Knoll Executive Vice President, Design

David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group

Kylie Roth, Knoll Senior Director, Workplace Research

Zoë Ryan, Art Institute of Chicago’s John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design

Tracy Wymer, Knoll Vice President, Workplace Strategy

Kim Yao, Principal ARO Architecture Research Office

In addition, Pardo, who will host many of the segments, invites viewers to join him for cocktails each evening with designers and friends.

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Media Contacts

David Bright
Senior Vice President, Communications
Knoll, Inc.
212 343-4135
dbright@knoll.com

Maia Weston
Communications Associate
Knoll, Inc.
212 343-4126
mweston@knoll.com


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