The Knoll Modern Always Award

Press Release  July 24, 2019 

The Interior Design Program at the Centre for Arts and Technology, Kelowna is excited to announce the creation of The Knoll Modern Always Award which will be awarded to a Graduating Student of the Advanced Interior Design and Technology Program for their research and design of their Final Graduation Project.  

The Knoll Modern Always Award is given to a student in the Advanced Interior Design and Technology Program, at Centre for Arts and Technology for their research and design of interior environments in their Final Graduation Project. This project speaks to fundamental aspects of modern design in the 21st century such as internationalism, social progressiveness, exploration of a changing world and attention to the purity of materials and form.

Their designs exemplify a blend of art and craft with a focus on sustainable materials, environmental stewardship, and wellness for people in their environment. This student recognizes the importance of timeless design through the compelling juxtaposition of classic and contemporary designs in the creation of modern interior environments where people can live, work and play. This award was inspired by one of Knoll’s founders, Florence Knoll, who the industry lost earlier this year at the age of 101.  Florence continues to inspire many in the field of Interior Design and influences design approaches today. We are proud to present this award in conjunction with our industry partners Knoll Canada and HUB Office Furnishings. The recognition consists of a plaque and certificate, as well as a $1500 cash award.