Located in a former 1920s-garage, Knoll’s D.C. Offices and Showroom juxtaposes the warmth and richness of Knoll materials with the dramatic tall ceilings and rough concrete construction of the original building.
Our sixth collaboration with Knoll, this project is the iconic brand’s first store entirely at street level. Knoll D.C. is accessible from the street and features large glass doors that open out for events and outdoor furniture displays, creating an inviting, porous connection to the surrounding neighborhood.
The design centers on a vibrant and inviting bar that showcases the range of Knoll materials, from stone, to perforated, bendable wood, to leather, highlighting Knoll’s expansion into hospitality furnishing. The showroom’s warm color palette with accents of purples and plum, creates a complimentary contrast to the exposed, industrial concrete of the former garage.
Within the 7,700 SF-open showroom, smaller spaces for work and gathering are defined by drapery and a rich materiality. At the front, the showroom orients towards the street; the open space extends to the rear, bringing daylight deep into the space.
Like all of our showrooms with Knoll, the D.C. design integrates Knoll textiles as architectural finishes, imbuing the space with visual and material warmth. Colorful, light drapery is visible along the transparent streetfront and attracts visitors into the showroom. ARO Grid, the new acoustic ceiling product from our collection with FilzFelt is suspended from 16-foot-ceilings to hide ductwork and ensure an auditory and beautiful space, comfortable for all to enjoy.