This past week MillerKnoll hosted a group of leading architects and designers to share inspiration and insights on the latest trends and topics affecting the industry during the company’s inaugural Design Leader-to-Leader conference in New York City. Over thirty thought leaders from various design firms around the Americas gathered for panel discussions, roundtable presentations and collaboration.
Participants kicked off the 3-day conference with an after-hours tour of the Guggenheim Museum led by Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Naomi Beckwith. The tour highlighted the exhibition Nick Cave: Forothermore, currently on display at the Guggenheim through April 10, 2023 with exhibition programs supported by MillerKnoll Foundation.
The following days were held at MillerKnoll’s two flagship New York City locations – the Herman Miller and Knoll showrooms in Manhattan. Panels and presentations highlighted the future of the work and contract environments, and diversity in design and included talks from Ben Watson, MillerKnoll’s Chief Product Officer and Jonathan Olivares, Knoll’s Design Director.
“This was an energizing event where our partners were able to connect, collaborate and share ideas.” said John Michael, President of the Americas Contract Business at MillerKnoll. “Bringing design thought-leaders together to collaborate and push our industry forward collectively highlights some of the best work that we at MillerKnoll can provide to our partners. I look forward to future events of this kind across our collective.”
This Design Leader-to-Leader event coincided with MillerKnoll’s Healthcare Leader-to-Leader event which took place at Chicago’s Fulton Market. Both events highlighted the benefits of synergy across MillerKnoll’s network of clients in the contract design space.