Knoll uses modern design to connect people to their work, their lives, their world. Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure. Today, our commitment to modern design, understanding of the workplace, and dedication to sustainable design have yielded a unique portfolio of products that respond and adapt to changing needs.
For 75 years Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. At Knoll, modern design has been our guiding principle, and our passion has been shared by customers and design professionals worldwide.
Our founders, Hans and Florence Knoll, embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to create new types of furniture and environments for the workplace. Their approach, where craftsmanship joined with technology through the use of design, anchors our perspective and shapes the values we endeavor to live by today.
75 years of landmark collaborations, with pioneering modernists to bold contemporary designers, define not only the past but the future of Knoll through active, recent, and future partnerships with Antenna Design, Don Chadwick, Formway Design, Jehs & Laub, Joseph D’Urso, David Adjaye, and OMA.
A comprehensive product portfolio
No company can match the array of our products, which combine a Modernist aesthetic with residential appeal.
This point of view nurtured by Florence Knoll, has become the trademark of Knoll design. Today, it connects us to a new generation seeking workplaces that are comfortable for everyday living.
We offer thoughtful, inventive products that respond to individual work styles and transcend multiple generations. Furniture, accessories, textiles, felts and leathers that stimulate the senses and allow you to express who you are and what you value.
We connect you to your work environment. While knowledge from the past can be used to serve our customers today, our spirit and methodology are, and have always been, forward-looking. We evaluate technologies. We assess new materials. We test new processes.
A commitment to our customers
We honor what Eero Saarinen called “the enthusiasm, the inspiration and the concern for human beings” that Hans Knoll brought to his customers. Whether you are refurbishing a small office or orchestrating a large project with complex logistics, we can guide you through the process of defining your furniture needs, meeting the highest standards for quality, on-time delivery and customer service.
Our flexible manufacturing capabilities and our rich network of custom product resources can accommodate virtually any customer specification. From planning support to project management and installation, Knoll provides an unparalleled level of service.
We operate four manufacturing sites in North America: East Greenville, Pennsylvania; Grand Rapids and Muskegon, Michigan; and Toronto, Ontario. In addition, we have plants in Foligno and Graffignana, Italy.
A focus on the environment
We are a leader in policies and practices designed to protect the biosphere, conserve natural resources and reduce waste. Our environmental sustainability programs focus on three areas: climate change; third-party certification; and environmentally sensitive materials.
We are proud of our leadership position on climate change. Our investment since 2004 in energy efficiency initiatives and infrastructure has topped $3.0 million. Following our success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at our manufacturing facilities, exceeding our goal by 23%, we redefined our carbon reduction strategy and joined the Carbon Disclosure Project, which commits to further reductions and public disclosure.
All Knoll manufacturing facilities worldwide are ISO 14001 certified, requiring that we minimize harmful effects on the environment and achieve ongoing improvements in environmental performance. Our global sourcing initiatives ensure that we use materials from suppliers that share our commitment to excellence and sustainability.
A global perspective
We bring you an international perspective through our sales and design teams.
We work in multiple geographies worldwide through three sales and service organizations: Knoll North America, Knoll International Europe and Knoll International. We actively seek the expertise and insight of designers that represent multi-cultural perspectives: from Formway Design in New Zealand to Don Chadwick in California, and from Antenna Design and Shelton, Mindel & Associates in New York to Richard Sapper, OMA, David Adjaye, and Irma Boom in Europe.
And with dealers in more than 50 countries, we serve both local companies as well as a broad array of multinationals that require consistently high quality workplace standards throughout their organizations worldwide.