Leading the Way: Knoll is first to Fulton Market, Chicago’s trendy, eclectic, groundbreaking new district.

The Fulton Market District, with its vibrant architecture and streetscapes, is the ideal setting for Knoll to present a transformative view of how we work and live today.
— Andrew Cogan, Knoll CEO

Since 1938, Knoll has been transforming spaces. The opening of the new Knoll in the vibrant Fulton Market District is another bold move for this trailblazing company. As the first furniture design brand to move to Fulton Market, Knoll joins other innovation leaders like Google and WeWork.

 

Representing a grand rebirth of Chicago’s meat-packing and industrial district, Fulton Market is now Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhood – home to celebrity chefs, trendy art galleries, upscale retailers, inspired work spaces and now, Knoll’s masterful designs.

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70 Years of Inspiration

Knoll’s new Fulton Market space represents the forefront of Knoll’s transformative power. Each floor provides inspiration for design topics such as natural materiality, architectural and acoustic harmony, hospitality experience, and engaging technology.

The fifth floor is the North American flagship showroom of Muuto, the latest addition to the Knoll constellation of brands. Muuto collaborates with the best of today’s contemporary designers to bring new perspectives to Scandinavian design through forward-looking materials, techniques and courageous thinking.

 

Another First: Knoll Design Days

Knoll’s new space held its first-ever Knoll Design Days, an immersive event where Knoll debuted products and hosted engaging programs, inspiring the design community with a new view of Chicago. Knoll featured products across its constellation of brands – Knoll Office, KnollStudio, DatesWeiser, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, KnollTextiles and Muuto – that reflect co-founder Florence Knoll’s “total design” perspective which championed good design and blurred the lines between workplaces and homes.

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Honoring Florence Knoll

During Knoll Design Days, Knoll also hosted the Florence Knoll Women in Design Dialogues. The Dialogues honor Florence Knoll who passed away at 101 in January 2019 and explored her “total design” approach in the context of today’s design, artistic and workplace environments. With diverse topics ranging from user experiences to environmental challenges, the seminars featured talks from ten inspiring women who represent the leaders of today and tomorrow. Florence Knoll, a pioneer in design, also served as CEO for the Knoll company in the 1950s – a period of incredible growth for the company. 

We’ve designed Fulton Market to inspire our commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, residential and public sector clients to plan environments that adapt to evolving workstyles. Florence Knoll’s ‘total design’ perspective, blurring the lines between workplaces and homes, is more relevant than ever.
— Benjamin Pardo, Knoll Design Director
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