WTF is Knolling?

Do you ever have a collection of things and think to yourself. “I wish I could rearrange these in a neat way and then photograph those items and post it to social media’? Yeah, I never thought that before either. But apparently this is an actual trend in photography that has taken off. Way off in fact.

The definition of Knolling is the process of arranging related objects in parallel or 90-degree angles as a method of organization.


<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I have never heard the term ‘knolling’ before today, but it calls to my soul! <a href=””></a&gt; <a href=””>#knolling</a></p>&mdash; Kim Bannerman (@kimbannerman) <a href=”″>March 25, 2017</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>knolling project for my tech class <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; bronzey (@bronzeyyy) <a href=”″>March 25, 2017</a></blockquote>


Knolling was first discovered by a janitor at a Furniture store that specialized in oddly shaped and angled furniture. At the end of each night the janitor, Andrew Kromelow, would collect all the left out tools in the store and lay them out on the furniture in flat right angles to one another. He would then call this act “Knolling” that would remind him of furniture created by Florence Knoll.



Knolling has since taken off everywhere with the assistance of social media. Knolling has become a new trend in art and photography and continues to grow every single day.


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