knoll lecture at cranbrook tonight

"Knoll Lecture on Design
Thursday, April 29, 6 pm

Benjamin Pardo, Senior Vice President and Director of Design at Knoll
Cranbrook Institute of Science Auditorium

Each year, Cranbrook Academy of Art presents the annual Knoll Lecture on Design thanks to a generous gift to present prominent designers in a public forum to students and the community of southeast Michigan.

The relationship of Knoll Inc. and Cranbrook Academy of Art dates back to the early 1940s. It was at this time that Florence Schust, who was a student at the Academy, first met her husband, Hans Knoll, who founded Knoll Inc. in 1938. Together they would change the face of modern design in the 20th century.

Since 2005, Benjamin Pardo has led Knoll through a period of record growth and the development of innovative new products. His work at Knoll continues to pave the way in the world of design, much as it has since the innovative days of Florence Knoll."