In keeping with the philosophy “Modern Always,” Knoll presents new developments alongside modern classics by exceptional architects and designers like Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia, in a display space honed down to the smallest details in impeccable style.
Beyond the entrance, featuring the dynamic 04 Counter work table from the Tools for Life collection designed by OMA in 2013, the focus shifts to the new developments for 2019.
The new products are the central focus of the narration, creating relations with all that surrounds them, while triggering situations of change and innovation.
A new way of living in a context of personality and creativity, conceived for the places of dwelling and working, the most intimate rooms and most public space
The installation created by OMA, the firm co-founded by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, is an example of the rigorous minimalism that Marcel Breuer applied in the original design of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The booth focuses on the concepts of modular design, prefabrication and geometry, to create an adaptable and practical display setting.
On one side a dining area is furnished with the new Smalto tables designed by Barber & Osgerby, leading to two different living spaces organized with the collections designed by Piero Lissoni, with the Avio Sofa System and the KN Collection, together with the Red Baron bookcase.
Ample space has been set aside for the new Gould sofas in all their sizes, perfectly matched with classics from the collection created by Florence Knoll and Mies van der Rohe, like the Barcelona Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Timeless and contemporary products complete the display, where the MR Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Edition collection and the new KN04 and KN05 chairs occupy an exclusive zone on special stages created at the sides of the booth.
Due to its narrative and symbolic impact, the Whitney Museum of American Art (now the MET Breuer) has been chosen as the model for the installation layout, as a tribute to the architecture of Marcel Breuer in the moment of its maximum expression.
The pavilion features a replica of the modular suspended ceiling designed for the museum.
The space is defined by a double grid – ceiling and floor – both formulated as flexible Cartesian infrastructures that take part in the shaping of the space.
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, Muuto, 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