Review on Design Shanghai 2019

 [NOVO Workstyle] Review on Design Shanghai

Knoll is Modern Always
because modern always works.

Design Shanghai 2019 officially closed on March 9th at Shanghai Exhibition Center. This international design event attracted more than 50,000 designers and design enthusiasts from all over the world.

A large number of professional visitors came to the exposition for the exhibits in office furniture pavilion EG-55. In this issue, we will review Design Shanghai 2019, especially the surprises and inspirations that NOVO Workstyle has brought to us.

NOVO Workstyle has teamed up with internationally renowned furniture brands, such as Knoll, Muuto and Itoki, to the grand event. Through diversified brand integration, uniquely featured design products are perfectly presented in Design Shanghai.

NOVO Workstyle’s new lift desk is so well received:

Comfort experience from Japanese-made Itoki “Flip Flap” seat:

NOVO Workstyle as sales representative of Knoll in China

Muuto became a NOVO Workstyle partner in 2018

NOVO Workstyle is a platform providing professional office furniture with integrated services.. We always take creative design as our core driving force, so our team provides customers with quality services and meets their needs from pre-sale consulting, planning and design, furniture recommendation, to production, logistics, on-site management, and as far as perfect after-sales service.

Thank you for coming to “NOVO Workstyle” of Design Shanghai 2019
We look forward to further exchanges after the exhibition. If you would like to know more about the products, please feel free to visit our website.


Long-Loved Flip Flap

Another Award for Flip Flap

Thanks to its original design concept and unique pattern, the century-old Itoki has developed Flip Flap, works hand in hand with NOVO Workstyle, and has recently won DFA Asian Design Award 2018 for outstanding work.


DFA’s 15th Anniversary

The DFA Awards was launched in 2003 to underpin the role of designers in society and to celebrate design leadership and exemplary designs and projects with commercial success and impact in Asia.

Stepping into its fifteenth year, the DFA Awards has grown its international influence in Asia with the following five award programmes. It is one of the most respected and prestigious design honors in Asia.

Live Show of Flip Flap

Crowds at the awards scene, Flip Flap and its new fans.

A new feeling arising from “weaving”

The multi-faceted design, originating from “Origami”, can cope with various body bending postures. Besides, the modern and novel design makes users free of fatigue from long sitting.      

The comfort of natural support: the multi-faceted design inspired by origami surrounds the body naturally.

Pelvis and side support mechanism: The pelvis is supported from the back and sides of the chair through the linkage between chair back and the waist, thereby reducing the body load.

Concentration, rest and relaxation: Posture changes by 10°, locking angle of 23°, can be tilted back more than previous products, and even lying position can be effectively supported.

Easy switch between different work modes

What is it like to sit in a Flip Flap for a whole day?


09:00 Start Working (concentrated)

You need to straighten your back, then the chair will provide support against the waist and both sides, which holds the back and waist, and helps you to throw yourself totally into work.

12:00 Lunch Break (relaxed)

Stretch yourself, the chair will respond automatically. Unfold the support plate on both sides. Rest the waist and have yourself totally relaxed. When you need to work continuously for a long time, a relaxed posture may help to improve work efficiency.

16:00 Work (relaxed)


At this time, all you need to do is to lean your body slightly backward. The chair will wrap your waist tightly to provide support for the waist and back, and have the body totally relaxed.

16:00 Chatting Moments (relaxed)

Even when you are talking to a colleague at the next table, which causes posture change to your upper back, the back of the chair will flexibly change its shape and fit the body curve to provide optimal support.

Flip Flap with numerous awards

Would you like to know what Flip Flap has won in the awards? Does it include the following categories? Please wait and hear more stories about Flip Flap award-winning!

  • Good Design Award
  • iF 设计奖
  • Redot design award
  • German Design Award

Knoll and NOVO Workstyle work together to explore the Greater China market

Knoll与NOVO Workstyle携手拓展大中华区市场

Knoll officially signed a contract with NOVO Workstyle in May 2018 to designate NOVO Workstyle as the exclusive distributor for Knoll in Greater China. With NOVO Workstyle’s platform and sales network, Knoll’s global customers are served seamlessly. Thus, customers in China can also enjoy more product options with high quality. Knoll has a wide range of products, primarily Knoll Office and Knoll Studio series. Our target markets include high-end office space, as well as residential space and hotels.

Knoll is successful example of Bauhaus furniture system

“Good design is good business”. This concise saying has became  Knoll’s motto. Knoll played an important role in the design and promotion of world modern furniture market in the 20th century. As a multinational company, Knoll took the growing momentum during European and American economic construction after World War II and devoted itself to the office furniture and interior design. Knoll’s design philosophy: Architecture and interior design must work together to create an integrated, harmonious, efficient and pleasant space so as to improve work efficiency and lifestyle. Since the 1950s, Knoll has carried out extensive innovations in office furniture & seating, home furniture and furniture series, and has committed to building modern workspace and increasing work efficiency to meet business needs.

Hans Knoll, the founder, was born in Stuttgart, Germany. His father had close relationship with Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who were masters of architecture. They manufactured modern furniture for Bauhaus and have gradually established modern designing system.  A number of talent designers have also been attracted to join Knoll design team. Hans Knoll, who was then only 23 years old, received systematic and advanced education in design in Europe, and was primarily influenced by Bauhaus school and Dutch style school. He believes that modern furniture should have first-class design, and should be masterpieces from advanced technology and new materials. In 1943, Hans Knoll met Florence Schust in the United States. At the request of Hans Knoll, she joined Knoll and began their lifelong cooperation. Florence has professional background in both architecture and design, which has greatly contributed to Knoll’s career. Outstanding design talents gathered in Knoll to conduct design of modern furniture and indoor facilities.

Since its establishment, hundreds of famous designers around the world have contributed to Knoll. Furniture masterpieces from Knoll have been saved in major museums in the world, and New York Museum of Modern Art has collected 30 classic pieces of Knoll’s furniture works.
Knoll has its market penetration worldwide with independent or authorized branches in both Asia and Latin America. In North America, Knoll is operating four modern production lines for large-scale manufacturing. Standardized production supervised with IS09000 quality system.

Design for tomorrow

NOVO Workstyle is a platform providing professional office furniture with integrated services. Taking creative design as our core driving force, we provide you with first-class products and services. We are in pursuit of novel styles with appropriate brand values as well as users’ experience; Our furniture brings out the taste of your space to build a chic, healthy and highly-efficient office.

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