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Knoll Inc. (KNL) Knows Modern Furniture

With headquarters in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, Knoll Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of branded office furniture products and textiles recognized for innovation and modern design. Founded in 1938, they trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as part of the Business Equipment industry and have a market capitalization of $750.39M. The company’s focus is design integrity and their commitment is to modern design.

Knoll Inc. creates workplace furnishings that have evolved with the changing needs of today’s modern offices and other environments. Their commitment to innovative design has helped them develop a portfolio of office furniture systems, seating, and files and storage. It has also helped them develop an inventory of tables, desks, wood casegoods, textiles, and accessories.

The company has received recognition as a design leader with their products exhibited in major art museums. In fact, they have more than forty pieces in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The company operates globally and has plants in Foligno and Graffignana, Italy. In Europe as a whole, the company has showrooms as well as dealer representation in most of the major cities.

In North America, Knoll distributes products through a network of over 300 dealerships. They also have approximately 100 showrooms and regional offices. They operate four manufacturing sites in North America as well. These are in East Greenville, Pennsylvania; Grand Rapids and Muskegon, Michigan; and Toronto, Ontario. In Asia and Latin America, independently owned dealers and licensees serve Knoll clients.

With modern offices changing, the company continues to adapt and stay at the forefront of new designs. They engage in research activities, which include independent field studies and collaborations with customers, universities, and industry associations. They also engage in continuing dialogue with experts from the fields of technology, architecture, design, organizational behavior, psychology and business management to produce products that meet the needs of a diverse modern global market.

On July 10, Knoll Miami celebrated the opening of its new showroom with a reception and open house for members of the design community and corporate clients. In late June, Knoll Chicago celebrated with the introduction of their newly expanded Chicago showroom. Knoll Inc. continues to offer sleek modern designs to their discerning customers. They are moving forward with their commitment to designs that inspire, evolve, and endure.

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