Knoll D.C. Showroom & Offices

Knoll D.C. Showroom & Offices

Architect
Architecture Research Office
Location
D.C., DC, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Offices
Elizabeth Felicella
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Walnut in Linar Patterndukta
ACT CeilingRockfon
Bar TopABC Stone
TextilesKnoll Textiles
Lorelei, Cyclone, Dazzle, Auden, Silhouette, Mystique, Moonlight, Aspen
Wall Panels and Ceiling BafflesFilzFelt
Index Dimensional, ARO Grid 3
Bar FrontSpinneybeck

Product Spec Sheet
Walnut in Linar Pattern
ACT Ceiling
Textiles
Lorelei, Cyclone, Dazzle, Auden, Silhouette, Mystique, Moonlight, Aspen by Knoll Textiles
Wall Panels and Ceiling Baffles
Index Dimensional, ARO Grid 3 by FilzFelt
Bar Front

Knoll D.C. Showroom & Offices

Architecture Research Office as Architects

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. 

photo_credit Elizabeth Felicella
Elizabeth Felicella

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. 

photo_credit Elizabeth Felicella
Elizabeth Felicella

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. A frosted glass wall at the rear of the space gently glows to add a dramatic backdrop to the showroom and draws the eye when viewed from the street. 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. 

photo_credit Elizabeth Felicella
Elizabeth Felicella

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.

photo_credit Elizabeth Felicella
Elizabeth Felicella

Likeall 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 streetfrontand 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 andensure an auditory and beautiful space, comfortable for all to enjoy. Knoll D.C. achieved LEED Gold certification.

photo_credit Elizabeth Felicella
Elizabeth Felicella

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