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Knolling, Pt. II

Last week I posted the materials that got me interested in knolling.  Here is a link to last week's blog.  From Wikipedia: "Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization."  I went to the library to do some research and to learn more about Knoll Associates, a modern furniture company whose angular designs inspired the term.  It was a summery day. I went to the Art & Architecture Library in the Steven A. Schwarzman Building - the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. This is the book I was looking for.  Entitled Knoll Index of Designs, the book was originally spiral bound, but the spiral was cut...

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Knolling, Pt. I

I've been interested in 'knolling' recently.  Knolling is an organizational activity that was devised in 1987 by Andrew Kromelow, a janitor at Frank Gehry's furniture fabrication shop.  Gehry was designing chairs for Knoll at the time, and Knoll designs are famously angular in an obsessive and almost otherworldy way.  I came upon the idea after doing some research into Tom Sachs, who uses knolling as a component of his studio process.  In Part II of this post, I go to the library to do some research, but first I wanted to share some background information about what I found out so far. From the Wikipedia page on Knolling:  Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90...

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