Knoll New York, Flagship Offices, Showroom, and Shop
Together with Knoll, we explored how to elevate today’s workplace with intelligent planning and vibrant materiality.
Knoll’s selection of ARO to design its flagship showroom, offices, and first retail store reflects shared values of intelligent planning and sensitivity to craft. The spaces exemplify new models of flexible workspace design while paying tribute to Knoll’s 75-year history. In the offices, visitors experience a choreographed path of open plan, private offices, and activity spaces.
Wellness in the workplace begins with the physical space: healthy materials, access to views and daylight, and proper ventilation and acoustics. This project led to our ongoing collection with FilzFelt of acoustic, architectural felt finishes.
In the store, colorful layers of textiles and drapery combine with end-grain oak flooring to create a warm, comfortable environment.
In our ongoing relationship with Knoll, we extended these ideas to several other locations, in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., and returned to refresh and expand this original showroom.