U.S. Communities

Knoll

Office Furniture

 
  • Phone: 202-973-0434
  • Fax: 202-973-0468
Overview

Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors.  We are people, collaborators, products, and brands, united by a rigorous process, shared experience, and a distinct modern sensibility. 

Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, and architectural and acoustical elements allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do.

Knoll is Modern Always because modern always works.

Seating

A person may sit in up to six chairs throughout their workday. From focused individual work, to casual shared work between colleagues, to more formal team work, Knoll's seating portfolio offers solutions that consider design, ergonomics, and materials for each of these occasions. Check out Knoll Seating:

  • Work Chairs
  • Side Chairs
  • Lounge Seating
  • Outdoor Seating
Storage

Knoll filing and storage products – including lateral files, pedestals, towers, credenzas and bookshelves – maximize your organizational options without compromising valuable workspace. All of our storage portfolios are designed to blend with Knoll systems, tables and technology walls. Learn more about Knoll Storage.

Tables and Desks

In a workplace of diminishing space, the relationship between the individual work area and informal meeting and Activity Spaces is new ground not only for collaboration but also for design excellence. Knoll has a variety of dining, desking, training, meeting and conference tables to furnish the entire office. Check out Knoll Tables and Desks for more information. 

Workspaces

Workplace Collections and Systems are the principal way to shape space in the office. They determine grouping, density, circulation and connection to the building services.

The fundamental attributes by which to evaluate an open plan furniture platform range on three performance variables – enclosure, reconfigurability and technology – which can be prioritized based on organizational needs and goals.

Accessories

Discover integral tools to illuminate organize space, facilitate communication and support technology. Knoll offers a range of Accessories & Work Tools to help individuals create comfortable, efficient and ergonomically advanced workspaces for themselves. 

New Products
Rockwell Unscripted®

Hospitality, theater and play at work. From Knoll and David Rockwell, renowned for creating places where people want to be, comes an unrivaled work experience designed to let spontaneity unfold and people complete the story.

Modern advancements continue to accelerate, disrupt and rewrite how we connect. Immediacy, information, and innovation are highly prized currency, and mobility has become a default workstyle. This explains why people are on the move—and on their toes—throughout the day. It’s workday as improvisation.

A flexible, open plan, an emphasis on shared spaces, and fluid, easy transitions allow people to define how a workspace is used.   So you can transform a space at a moment’s notice and evolve it over time.

Rockwell Unscripted is a collection of improvisational elements that cultivate community and creativity for the pace and flow of how you work. Unscripted sets the stage.  You are the players.

DatesWeiser

Brought into the Knoll constellation of brands in 2016, DatesWeiser has been a leading manufacturer of custom flexible conference furniture products for client facing signature areas of the workplace since 1982.

Jim Dates and Allan Weiser made their first prototypes in a garage in Buffalo with a shared ambition to create the finest custom furniture. Thirty-five years later, DatesWeiser continues to build beautifully designed, timeless products. Every piece is impeccably crafted, incorporating technology in discreet, clever ways that never distract from the elegance or power of the design. A vast portfolio of mixed materials and adaptable product lines allow for seamless integration into any environment.

Custom solutions and a deep bench of support provide an infinitely broad platform for designers and architects to work with. Collaboration and innovation are second nature — understanding how to interpret client needs is what makes DatesWeiser a trusted partner in the design process and ensures confidence in durable, lasting products that look as good decades later as the day they were installed.

Muuto

Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and honest expression.

By expanding this heritage with forward-looking materials, techniques and bold creative thinking, our ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design. In fact our name, Muuto, comes from muutos, meaning new perspective in Finnish.

We handpick leading contemporary designers who are strong interpreters of our philosophy and combine their talents with the passionate Muuto creative team.

You will know our design because it has muutos: objects made sublime through new perspectives, enjoyed across the world, representing the best of Scandinavian design today.

Higher Education Solutions

Leverage the power of design to inspire great learning and teaching environments

For over 75 years, we've worked with higher education organizations around the world to develop interior spaces that inspire, evolve and endure. We understand the complexities of planning for inevitable change on campus and the critical need for multipurpose furnishings that can adapt over time.

Space matters—it is a key factor in attracting and retaining both students and faculty.  Knoll offers numerous solutions appropriate across campuswhether for high visibility areas like libraries and residence halls, or for hard working areas like laboratories and active learning classrooms. While there is a spectrum of needs within these different spacesfrom casual to formal, impromptu to planned, open to enclosedresearch confirms the importance of distinct choices for each type of interactivity.

Our commitment to innovation and modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings to help universities and colleges meet their strategic goals including creating effective learning spaces, growing enrollments, conveying the proper brand image and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Simple and sustainable, our products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified for healthy interior environments, are BIFMA level certified and can contribute to LEED certification.

Benefits

Knoll offers a wide array of benefits, including:

  • Complete selection of chairs, files, office systems, private office, filing and storage, lounge and public spaces, collaborative spaces, training and conference areas, cafeterias, and other essential office furnishings
  • Aggressive discounts on all orders, regardless of size
  • Extensive research and design around the evolution of the modern workplace- Knoll conducts original studies with leading research organizations, universities, industry associations and subject matter experts in design, technology, organizational behavior, and business management. This workplace research helps Knoll to understand the needs of customers and design products that help to address those needs
  • Products that help promote proper ergonomics to accommodate the health and safety of the public workers
  • Clean Technology Manufacturing processes which help create a beautiful workplace that is also environmentally responsible
  • Knoll sales representatives and dedicated dealer support in all markets throughout the nation

FAQs

How do I place an order with Knoll?

  1. Email uscommunities@knoll.com or Request Information and a Knoll representative will contact you.
  2. A representative from Knoll and one of our certified Knoll dealers will contact your agency to discuss your space planning and furniture needs.
  3. After determining the right solution for your agency, the Knoll dealership will provide you with a furniture quote based on our U.S. Communities pricing. After receiving a formal proposal from a Knoll dealer, the purchase order needs to reference the Knoll / U.S. Communities contract # 4400003404. Specific purchase order requirements will be provided by your dealer and will include a request that you enclose a Tax Exempt certificate if not paying tax.

If my agency already has an account with Knoll Inc. do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your Knoll Sales Representative to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account. You may also contact the Knoll U.S. Communities National Program Manager via email at uscommunities@knoll.com

Can private universities order using U.S. Communities?
YES! Both public and private schools (K-12 and higher education) are eligible.

Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Using Knoll Inc. and the U.S. Communities program assures an agency they are getting a very competitive price on any size order. There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the Knoll Inc. U.S. Communities program. Our best pricing only is available through U.S. Communities, 52-69% discount by product category.

How does it save time and resources?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. On average, U.S. Communities participating agencies will save 5% over traditional procurement practices. Most agencies today are spread too thin. Agencies have downsized administrative departments, and open purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The U.S. Communities program provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids. The time savings allow the department to accomplish its work tasks more efficiently with the personnel on hand.

Which products are available on the U.S. Communities program?
All Knoll products are included.

Can I submit one purchase order for both Knoll and non-Knoll items?
YES! There is an option available allowing clients to place orders directly with the Knoll dealer. In addition, this option may help agencies meet "buy local" or "small business procurement" goals. Contact your Knoll representative for additional information.

Who sends the order to Knoll?
Whether the client purchase order is addressed to Knoll or to the Knoll dealer, the client purchase order should be sent to the Knoll dealer so that they can review it for accuracy. The Knoll dealer will then forward the agency purchase order to Knoll electronically along with a full bill of materials.

 

Innovating your workspace, Rockwell Unscripted is a collection of improvisational elements that cultivate community and creativity for the pace and flow of how your office works.

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