Encouraging and Inspiring the Next Generation of Design Talent

Recently, groundbreaking artist and Knoll Textiles collaborator Nick Cave along with graphic designer and partner Bob Faust, connected with students for “Pre-Loved to Re-Loved,” an upcycling workshop at New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

The seminar offered students an intimate opportunity to learn about how Cave and Faust transform everyday materials as part of their creative process. Students were invited to work with Knoll Textiles fabrics and samples to upcycle their own pre-loved pieces.

Between this event and an earlier educational workshop, also in collaboration with the Guggenheim, our teams have served over 400 students, expanding the imagination and creativity of the next generation of designers, artists, architects and change-makers.

“Our Foundation strives to donate around three impact areas: engaging underrepresented youth in art and design, advancing equity in MillerKnoll communities worldwide, and doing more for our planet. Working with Nick and the Guggenheim, inviting students to engage with one of the most prominent artists of our generation, to learn and create with recycled materials, and to do it in one of the most diverse cities on the planet aligns with all our goals. We’re proud to support such a successful series of events,” said Linda Brand, President of MillerKnoll Foundation.

With support from the MillerKnoll Foundation, Nick Cave’s exhibition, Forothermore, is on display at the Guggenheim through mid-April 2023.