New Yorkers aren’t the only ones besotted with Knoll’s sumptuous new presence in midtown Manhattan. The American Institute of Architects has noticed, also, bestowing its 2014 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture upon Architecture Analysis Workplace, the New York City firm tasked with turning 50,000 square feet on the corner of Sixth Avenue into a fitting expression of the 75 year-old Knoll brand.
A project completed in 2013, Knoll’s new offices, showroom, and retail space are distributed over 4 glass-fronted floors, with the organization’s Knoll Shop offering plenty of jaw-dropping splendor for passers-by at street level. Elsewhere on the premises, Knoll enthusiasts get lots of opportunities to test their design and style scholarship by means of graphics, timelines, and textiles, along with exalted furnishings designs and the iconoclastic names behind them—all meticulously choreographed against a ravishing interior of white walls, open space, and luscious color.
“The interiors of this project have everything,” mentioned the AIA, in explaining its choice. “They tell a excellent story about furniture design, displaying Knoll products and illustrating how they need to be used. They are well integrated, effectively laid out, and purposeful.”
We’d expect nothing less from Knoll.
Pictures: Knoll Architecture Study Workplace