"Cloak is the marriage of material and function and Compass captures the essence of continuity: as in the shape of the circle and the cycle of nature. The overall experience is one of departure and return, discovery and relaxation. Compass is the balance of these things. Rich in craft and variety, Cloak compliments diverse environments. "
Cloak is the marriage of material and function. Refined materials wrap structural forms, providing a continuous and outward celebration of stylistic choice. Whether laser cut metal, unique veneer, fabric, or leather, the resulting envelope appears to shield the utility of its core. Rich in craft and variety, Cloak compliments diverse environments. The partnership of timeless form wrapped in rich materials will sustain and thrive.
Compass captures the essence of continuity: as in the shape of the circle and the cycle of nature. The textured front of the collection recalls flowing water and the peaks and valleys of adventurous places. This organic detailing is captured within luscious materials that wrap the fundamental form. The overall experience is one of departure and return, discovery and relaxation. Compass is the balance of these things.
The textured and engaging materials define Compass as both material and functional.
NeoCon has served as the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry since 1969. A launch pad for innovation—NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. Florence Knoll assembled star designers and architects to create furniture for Knoll while she led the charge on office planning. George Nelson and Robert Propst conceived the Action Office at Herman Miller.
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In the midst of this design renaissance, the first International Contract Exposition & Congress was planned for Chicago’s McCormick Place in March 1967 with more than 200 exhibitors. But fire destroyed the venue, and the Merchandise Mart, already home to the best furniture showrooms, took on the task of creating the industry event that would become NeoCon.The level of creative output in contract interiors at midcentury was astounding. Modernist visionaries whom we today consider legends presided over postwar American design.