Knoll Rockwell Unscripted @ Neocon 2017

Knoll Rockwell Unscripted @ Neocon 2017

Did you know that many successful ideas come from spontaneous, informal conversations in interstitial spaces, like next to the water cooler?

Rockwell Group used this insight for Knoll, to elevate the magic and importance of these “in between” spaces, capturing the unexpected and creating more moments of connection in the workplace with a comprehensive 30-piece furniture collection – across six product categories that adapt to the spontaneous choreography of the work day – creating an unrivaled work experience designed to let spontaneity unfold and people complete the story.


Rockwell Unscripted

See how Knoll developed Rockwell Unscripted from the ever-changing, office of the future.

Posted by Corporate Interior Systems on Friday, 2 June 2017


Comprised of an eclectic array of freestanding, architecturally grounded and moveable elements that can be used to create everything from gathering spaces to quiet retreats, Rockwell Unscripted creates the stage for an Immersive workspace.

Creative Walls, Puffy and Telly screens and steps evoke the energy of performance, while tables and seating create experiences for work, conversation, and celebration.

Storage puts inspiration within reach and accessories help you feel at home.

All of it comes to life by the people that activate the space



The culmination of years of research on the way people work today illustrates that Rockwell Unscripted is anything but unplanned.

As mobility lifts limitations on where work is done, organizations are challenged to create engaging environments that draw workers to the office.

In response, the workplace has taken on a new life, functioning as a town square-like hub energized by the hum of the occupants.

Elements of residential and hospitality design provide comfort for employees who come together to connect, ideate, focus, socialize, or otherwise engage.



The market has responded positively to Rockwell Unscripted. The collection is very much open to what people will do with it. It’s truly an invitation for workplace designers and their clients to personalize their own space.” ……………………. Benjamin Pardo Knoll director of design



Our interest is in getting people to look at their work environments as a stage on which movable furniture can be arranged in endless configurations. You can craft the scene around what it is you’re doing that day,” ………………… David Rockwell



Our research shows that workplace planning paradigms are evolving well beyond an activity-based approach, embracing a range of social and creative experiences,” ……… Alana Stevens Knoll chief marketing officer


Unrehearsed. Unworkday. Unsameness. Uncommon. Unzzzz. Unstoppable. With NeoCon less than a week away, Rockwell Unscripted by Rockwell Group sets the stage for a unique Immersive workplace experience at the Knoll 2017 NeoCon showroom. Visit us in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart – booth 1111 next week to learn how Knoll has brought together the company’s constellation of workplace solutions and brands – including Knoll Office and Knoll Studio furnishings and accessories; DatesWeiser conference and meeting room furniture; Spinneybeck and FilzFelt architectural and acoustic materials; and the diversity of KnollTextiles fabrics, wallcoverings, and drapery.Explore what else will be featured at this year's Knoll NeoCon showroom here:

Posted by Knoll Inc. on Tuesday, 6 June 2017


As the pace and change of group-based work challenges the way the workplace functions, blurring the boundary between work and play in the office doesn’t diminish the amount of work being done.

Instead, it injects a new vitality, creating holistic, open-to-interpretation workplaces that can enhance ingenuity and productivity.

Rockwell Unscripted takes the notion of planning for spontaneity from an inherent contradiction to a tangible reality: furniture can be adapted or reconfigured around you at any given moment and organizations can develop the space over the course of a weekend or organically over time




Rockwell Unscripted at Knoll’s New York Showroom

Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, showcased a range of Immersive workplace planning solutions for commercial, healthcare, and educational spaces at NeoCon 2017.

The Knoll Neocon 2017 showroom presented Rockwell Unscripted – a broad furniture collection that sets the stage for an Immersive workplace experience.

This year’s Knoll NeoCon display builds on the company’s 2016 preview of Rockwell Unscripted, demonstrating how the robust collection of furniture works in tandem with Knoll open plan and ergonomic solutions to make Immersive planning possible.

Knoll has identified Immersive planning as a new way to address the contemporary workplace. This planning model blurs the lines between work space types, enhancing interaction and connected experiences, and creating a sense of hospitality at every exchange.







Knoll’s Rockwell Unscripted at Neocon Chicago 2017

Immersive planning is the fifth approach of r/evolution workplace the Knoll platform that illustrates the range of workplace planning solutions and their defining characteristics.

Knoll now explores five distinct interior planning approaches—Perimeter, Core, Efficient, Adaptive, and Immersive—each uniquely addressing real estate, technology and individuals’ needs.

Rockwell Unscripted is primarily focuused on addressing Immersive Planning and Adaptive Planning needs of an Office – where the lines between work and play are blurred




Immersive Planning @ Knoll 2017 Neocon Showroom

A casual interpretation of the classic concierge, with Rockwell Unscripted upholstered seats, steps and soft storage


Characteristics of Immersive Planning

……Inviting work settings
……Comfortable furnishings and hospitality-style amenities
……Fluid boundaries
……Range of scales and vistas
……User-defined, multi-use spaces


As the lines defining work and life blur, we need a workplace that cultivates community and supports customized experiences.

The hospitality work experience takes a people-centered view of work, improving work style, building camaraderie, and enhancing employees’ work-life balance.

Comfortable furnishings and fluid boundaries characterize this group-based workplace where the actions of the people themselves define the space.

The result: an environment that can transform at a moment’s notice and evolve with use.

The multi-use amphitheater has Rockwell Unscripted iconic library table at the center, discreetly distributing power to users in various KnollStudio seating and Rockwell Unscripted swivel stools, easy stools and steps.

Interpole supports monitor screens at any horizon.

A lobby lounge is defined by Rockwell Unscripted crossbeams and columns, framing a sawhorse work table with an eclectic mix of seating.

Unscripted Lounge And Screens casual interpretation of the classic concierge, with Rockwell Unscripted upholstered seats, steps and soft storage.

Thoughtfully planned informal lounge areas allow you to quickly connect as you move from here to there.

Unscripted lounge pieces throughout the showroom offer spaces to see and be seen.

This open pavilion invites people to take a seat, roll up their sleeves and get to work at the Unscripted sawhorse work table, here with MultiGeneration by Knoll light task and Unscripted mobile storage.

Unscripted tall tables and mix of seating offer casual adjacency.

Elements spill out onto the street for an inviting vibe at this sidewalk café setting.

Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall, paired with dining tables and seating at different horizons offers users more choice.



Adaptive Planning

Adaptive planning offers a variety of assigned and unassigned spaces to support diverse work tasks, functions and interactions.

Together, these spaces, along with abundant amenities and user-adjustable elements, are interwoven throughout the plan to promote adaptation and social connections.


Characteristics of Adaptive Planning

…….Varied work settings
…….Dual-function offices
…….Assortment of interwoven activity spaces
…….Ample conveniences and amenities
…….Social gathering spaces


Good ergonomics is about more than just reducing discomfort and preventing injury.

It should take the increasingly collaborative nature of office work into account, and provide solutions to support these new ways of working.

Rockwell Unscripted Puffy screens and modular storage define boundaries of an Unscripted Big Easy table team area with ReGeneration by Knoll chairs.

A high-performance team space features Antenna Big Table with new wide end leg and suspended storage, Generation by Knoll, Anchor credenzas and Sapper single and double monitor arms.

120º planning for a collaborative team environment offers ample individual space while leveraging the shared back-to-back structure and power distribution of Telescope.

Generation by Knoll, Anchor 12″-wide mobile storage and Sapper XYZ Crossbar provide additional user adaptability.

Single-sided Antenna Telescope efficiently accommodates high-density planning with minimal structure and no horizontal feet. Antenna mobile pedestals discreetly nest beneath the work surface for additional space savings.

Shown with Generation by Knoll, Sapper XYZ and Sparrow desktop LED.

Mobile Pixel tables reconfigure for multiple uses in Unscripted workshops; Unscripted lounge pieces and occasional tables create a secondary activity space.

Unscripted Easy Table Round With Unscripted Storage Media Cart

To support an agile workforce, you need nimble technology. A mobile projector becomes an impromptu small group brainstorming tool and multiple material surfaces offer additional ways to collaborate.

Rockwell Unscripted round Big Easy table with MultiGeneration by Knoll and Unscripted stools.




About Knoll

Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors.

Knoll has an internationally recognized portfolio including furniture, textiles, leathers, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements brands.

These brands — Knoll Office, Knoll Studio, Knoll Textiles, Knoll Extra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, Holly Hunt, and DatesWeiser — reflect Knoll’s 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 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 is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.

1 Comment

  1. Lillian Schaeffer - September 22, 2017

    It’s interesting that a simple and open furniture setup can help create a more productive and inspiring work environment. My office has a very similar feel to what Knoll’s products provide. There are areas for people to gather and share ideas spontaneously, which I like because that is usually the way creativity strikes.

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