You might be an admirer of something you didn’t know had a name. You might even be doing it yourself. It’s called knolling.

Defined. Knolling is arranging objects at parallel or 90-degree angles with each other. It keeps everything organized, easier to find. It’s nice to look at — a comfortable feeling when you see things squared away like that.

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Origin of knolling. The term was coined in 1987 by Andrew Kromelow, a janitor at Frank Gehry’s furniture fabrication shop in Santa Monica, California. Gehry was designing chairs for the Knoll furniture company. Knoll’s furniture was modernistic—angular and boxy. When cleaning, Kromelow would arrange tools and other things in the shop side by side or at right angles. He called it knolling.