CHICAGO -- Knoll Inc., presented the theme Hospitality at Work at NeoCon 2018, the annual contract industry trade show.

Knoll introduced designs by Antenna Design, Dorothy Cosonas, Lars Beller Fjetland, Marc Krusin, Glen Oliver Loew, Marc Newson and Rockwell Group.

Knoll also presented the newest member of its constellation of brands: Muuto, a resimercial, design-driven Scandinavian brand representing global style for the workplace and home.

The NeoCon display showed the company’s workplace products and services, including Knoll Office and KnollStudio furnishings and accessories; DatesWeiser conference and meeting room furniture; Spinneybeck and FilzFelt architectural and acoustic materials; KnollTextiles fabrics, wallcoverings and drapery; and Muuto.

Today’s mobile workstyles lift limitations on where work is done. To this end, organizations are focused on creating engaging environments that attract workers to the office. In response, the workplace has taken on a new life, incorporating elements of residential and hospitality design to add comfort, functionality and aesthetics for employees to collaborate, ideate and socialize.

Immersive Planning, a Knoll Revolution Workplace planning paradigm, identifies five major shifts that are changing the way work is done: group-based work; hospitality and residential influences; office as home base; abilities for employees to make the workplace their own; and a decreasing real estate footprint. Together, these considerations lead to an environment that blurs the lines between workspace types, enhancing interaction and connected experiences, and creating a sense of hospitality at every exchange. See http://www.knoll.com.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.