Taking It To The Street: ARO Gives Knoll a Midtown HQ

ARO gives Knoll a major presence in Midtown. Photography by Eric Laignel. +read article +view resources

ranite flooring in the showroom’s elevator lobby reflects the light boxes, display niches, and painted supergraphics of the company’s time line. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Eero Saarinen designed these chairs and tables. Photography by Eric Laignel

The company cofounders. Photography by Eric Laignel

Wool felt sheathing the staircase that rises from the showroom to the main office level. Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Leather samples on a showroom wall. Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Stair treads and balustrades are?painted steel. Photography by Elizabeth ?Felicella.

Frank Gehry designed this chair. Photography by Eric Laignel

Saarinen stools, upholstered in an Alejandro Cardenas fabric, accompany textile samples in the home design store, the manufacturer’s first retail venture. Photography by Eric Laignel

Custom felt rugs anchor showroom vignettes. Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Tools for Life furniture by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture dominates the CEO’s office. Photography by Eric Laignel

End-grain oak flooring first appears in the ?store. Photography by Eric Laignel

On the main office level, shared by sales, marketing, and communications, chairs by Formway Design pull up to?workstations by Antenna Design. Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Photomurals of Richard Schultz and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe preside over the executive level’s gallery. Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Felt strips at the base of the staircase rise 20 feet to the ceiling. Photography by Eric Laignel

Knoll occupies four levels in a building by Emery Roth & Sons. Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Warren Platner’s chairs, with upholstery by Proenza Schouler, in a lounge outside a conference room. Photography by Eric Laignel

Saarinen’s chair, ottoman, and tables in an executive office. Photography by Eric Laignel

A “touchdown” meeting room’s chairs by Formway Design. Photography by Eric Laignel

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Eric Laignel

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