Join us for Knoll Design Days

June 8, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, June 9 at 4pm EST for Materials in Times of Change: Textiles, Felt and More. What makes up the perfect blend of workplace materials and sustainable design? Cindy Allen—Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design—will lead a live panel discussion with Dorothy Cosonas—Creative Director at KnollTextiles, Kim Yao—Principal at Architecture Research Office, and Nina Bruun—Color/Trend Consultant and Product Designer—on materials, sustainability, and more!


Kim Yao is a principal at New York architecture firm—Architecture Research Office—and is part of the design team responsible for the ARO Collection for FilzFelt. Kim holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia College: Columbia University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and has also taught at the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design, and Barnard College. She has lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad. She is on the Executive Committee and Board for AIA New York and the Center for Architecture as the 2020 President of AIA New York.

Nina Bruun is a Danish consultant and product designer based in Copenhagen. She is currently developing new felt colorwork for FilzFelt to be introduced in 2021. Previously, she worked at the Danish design company Muuto, where she was responsible for colours, trends, textiles, and worked with design management, etc. In addition, Nina’s work is included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and she does jury work for several international design awards. In 2016 she founded her own company—Nina Bruun Design Studio—where they work with product design, interior design, graphic design, and visual identity. The studio works with both national and international clients such as the Danish Ministry of Culture, SAS, SXSW, Thorvaldsens Museum, MENU, and German Design Council.