In 1987, Andrew Kromelow, a janitor who worked for a fabrication shop that produced furniture for Knoll found himself more and more inspired by the angular design of the furniture, so he started arranging displaced shop tools at right angles. Eventually, he began to describe this routine as “knolling”. What Andrew was unaware of was that he had started a global art craze.
Knolling photography or 'flat lay' is now a huge craze that see's people neatly showing off their possessions in a minimal, sophisticated way.
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