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Rare 1950s Florence Knoll Lounge Chair Mod. 65a Knoll International Armchair
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful,large and restored 1950s Florence Knoll Mod. 65a armchair, reupholstered and covered with new grey woven fabric, very good condition. Made by Knoll International.
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Knoll International & Florence Knoll Banc relax
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Designed by Florence Knoll in 1954, this bench is featured in the collection that bears her name. It works perfectly both in public and residential spaces; in your living room or b...
Category

Vintage 1950s Other Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

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H 16.54 in. W 19.69 in. D 60.63 in.
Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Three-seat sofa by Florence Knoll and made by Knoll International. The sofa was newly upholstery, circa three years ago. The condition is very good.   
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International
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H 30.71 in. W 90.56 in. D 31.89 in.
Florence Knoll for Knoll International Sofa '2557'
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sofa model 2557, teak, fabric upholstery, United States, design 1955 Modern sofa with teak wooden base an grey fabric upholstery designed by ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Teak

Pristine Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pristine Florence Knoll sofa for Knoll International. Upholstered in gorgeous Sina Pearson fabric. Florence Knoll was a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of lounge chairs by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. The chairs was newly upholstery circa three years ago. Very good condition.  
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs for Knoll International
  • Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs for Knoll International
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H 30.71 in. W 33.47 in. D 31.89 in.
Pristine Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pristine Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International. Upholstered in gorgeous Sina Pearson fabric. Florence Knoll was a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll Table Desk in Oak, Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Renens, CH
Oval dining table in oak designed by Florence Knoll in 1961, produced by Knoll International. The oak table top comes with the difficult to find and relatively heavy table desk ba...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Sideboard in Teak
By Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll, sideboard, teak and steel, United States, designed in 1960s This minimalistic sideboard is an American design from the early 1960s. This sideboard has elegant deta...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll Model 65A Arm Chair by Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Utrecht, NL
Model 65A arm chair is a design by Florence Knoll from 1956. The chair is part of a seating group that consisted of an armchair with or without armrests (slipper Chairs) and a sofa w...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll International Sofa Model 25 BC
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This sofa was designed by Florence Knoll Bassett for Knoll International. Model 25 BC. From the 1960s and rare. It features the original black, white, and ecru woollen upholstery f...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

  • Florence Knoll International Sofa Model 25 BC
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H 29.14 in. W 78.75 in. D 31.11 in.
1960's Florence Knoll Lounge Series Sofa Settee by Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Utrecht, NL
Vintage Florence Knoll 2 seater 'lounge series' sofa with original 2nd generation upholstery in a coarse woven off-white mottled wool fabric. This sofa dates from the first series ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Modular Lounge Chairs Model '51'
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, lounge chairs model '51', teak, fabric, United States, 1955 Stunning pair of Florence Knoll's parallel bar lounge chair, model '51'. The fr...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Beautiful Florence Knoll Marble Round Dining Table for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Echt, NL
Round Florence Knoll dining table in very good condition. Designed in 1961 for Knoll International. The frame and legs are made of heavy gauge welded steel with a polished chrome...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal, Chrome

Two-Seat Sofa Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Acquired from the original owner who bought it new in 1967 from Knoll. Two-seat sofa with loose back cushions with the original upholstery. Sofa sits on walnut base and is in excelle...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Textile

Florence Knoll Chest of Drawers Pair, 1953 by Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Berlin, DE
Florence Knoll chest of drawers pair manufactured by Knoll International Stuttgart in 1953.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Aluminum

Florence Knoll International Chair Armchair Model 25 BC
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This armchair was designed by Florence Knoll Bassett for Knoll International. Model 25 BC. From the 1960s and rare. It features the original black, white, and ecru woollen upholste...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Florence Knoll, Rare Wall Unit, Teak & Seagrass, 1952 for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Rare wall shelf unit by Florence Knoll. Made by Knoll International, Stuttgart in 1952. Cabinets and shelves are made of teak. The interiors are veneered with maple. Cabinet fron...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Aluminum

Sofa Model 67A by Florence Knoll for Knoll International, USA, 1950s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Berlin, DE
Sofa Model 67A by Florence Knoll for Knoll International the sofa is new upholstered in Knoll textile fabric.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Set of Five Florence Knoll Chairs Model #31 for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
Set of Five Florence Knoll chairs model #31 for Knoll International. A very rare and early set of 5 chairs by Florence Knoll in a satin steel finish with the original glides on all l...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Large Round Conference Table Florence Knoll International Style, 1960
By Florence Knoll
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Extremely large round conference table made by unknown manufacturer, in the style of Forence Knoll, 1960. The table top is made of walnut veneer and the frame is made if chrome plate...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Metal

Florence Knoll for Knoll International, Sideboard Model 2544 in Oak and Marble
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Florence Knoll, attributed to. Knoll International, edited by. Sideboard. Black lacquered oak cabinet. White veined black marble top. Square-section, chromed tubular steel base....
Category

Vintage 1970s American Sideboards

Materials

Chrome

Rare 1950s Florence Knoll Sofa Mod. 26 Knoll International, Mid-Century Modern
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Florence Knoll sofa in dark grey, very good condition, reupholstered and covered with woven fabric, beechwood legs and freestanding. A matching pair of lounge chairs is als...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of 1960s Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs Model 25 BC Knoll International '2'
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful pair of 1960s lounge chairs, by Florence Knoll, model 25 BC for Knoll Int. with new upholstery and covered with a beautiful high quality dark grey/black/white woven fabric.  
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Florence Knoll International Oval Dining Table in Teak and Metal
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, oval dining table, metal, teak, United States, 1950s This table designed by Florence Knoll is based on four squared legs. These are made out ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Metal

Florence Knoll, Rare and Very Early Sofa Model 578 for Knoll International, 1954
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Paris, FR
Here is a very early version of the long 578 Sofa designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in 1954. Black lacquered metal structure and wooden frames with foams and fabr...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Pair of 1960s Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs Model 25 BC for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful pair of 1960s lounge chairs, by Florence Knoll, model 25 BC for Knoll Int. with new upholstery and covered with a beautiful high quality light beige linen/cotton fabric.   
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Knoll International Custom Sofa by Florence Knoll, 1950s
By Knoll
Located in Berlin, DE
Knoll International custom sofa by Florence Knoll, 1950s Needs to be reupholstered.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Two Exotic Stone Top Florence Knoll Side Tables One Chrome One Satin Finish Base
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Ferndale, MI
Two separate tables. Designed in the International style by Florence Knoll for Knoll international. Identical size frames is in bright chrome finish the other is satin finish. Both w...
Category

Mid-20th Century American International Style Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll International Set of Four Chairs Model 72
By Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of four chairs model 72, in metal, wood fabric, United States, 1955. Four organic shaped chairs designed by Eero Saarinen. This iconic mo...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Stainless Steel and Woven Leather Benches by Ralph Lauren
By Florence Knoll, Ralph Lauren
Located in Rochester, NY
A beautiful matching pair of stainless steel frame classic long benches with black woven saddle leather seats by Ralph Lauren, circa 1980. Great original vintage condition. Look at a...
Category

Late 20th Century American International Style Benches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll - Chair - Knoll International (2)
By Florence Knoll
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Beautiful restored chair designed by Florence Knoll with new upholstery. Upholstery fabric made by DEDAR.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Florence Knoll - Chair - Knoll International (2)
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H 32.28 in. W 27.95 in. D 29.92 in.
Dining Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Wainscott, NY
Round Dining/Conference Table in Walnut Veneer Top and Stainless Steel base
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Dining Room Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll Executive Desk for Knoll International
By Knoll, Wohnbedarf, Florence Knoll
Located in Zurich, CH
Beautiful teak desk designed by Florence Knoll.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Lounge Chair for Knoll International, USA, 1960
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A stunning lounge chair designed by Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll International in the USA, circa 1960. This amazing piece is made of the highest quality chrome metal w...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Three-Seat Sofa by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in cham, CH
This iconic sofa is one of the first designs by Florence Knoll, created in 1947. It has a simple line and is considered one of the most comfortable models of the designer. It comes f...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Birch, Maple

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Chrome and Upholstered Loveseat
By Florence Knoll
Located in Denver, CO
Beautiful Florence Knoll loveseat or sofa, circa 1970s. Original wool oatmeal upholstery. Came from the original owner.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll 25 BC Sofa for Knoll International, USA, 1950
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A stunning three-seater sofa, model 25 BC, designed by Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll International in the USA around 1950. Made of the highest quality chrome plated metal...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Big Florence Knoll dining table in Oak for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Sittard, NL
Dining table. Designed by Florence knoll for Knoll international. l: 242cm w: 136 cm h: 71 cm. Oak top. Good original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Tables

Materials

Metal

Sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll International 1960s, Teak and Seagrass
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Nürnberg, Bavaria
Sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll International 1960s, teak and seagrass.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Seagrass, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Parallel Bar International Style Arm Sofa
By Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
This Mid-Century Modern sofa was designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll international known as the parallel bar model 57. This is a three-seat / arm style this piece has a metal expose...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Original Florence Knoll Marble Oval Dining Table or Desk for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Echt, NL
Largest version of the Florence Knoll 2480 dining table or desk in very good condition. Designed in 1961 for Knoll International. The frame and legs are made of heavy gauge wel...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble, Chrome

Beautiful Mid-Century Florence Knoll Sofa Mod. 25 BC Knoll International, 1949
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
An amazing Florence knoll 1950s sofa mod. 25 BC in best condition, it was completely restored, new upholstery, covered with new cotton/woven petrol fabric, nice soft fabric, free sta...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Early Florence Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa by Knoll International, circa 1955
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
An early production florence knoll parallel bar sofa by Knoll International. Florence Knoll did this constructivist design, circa 1955 almost in as De Stijl-like (Gerrit Rietveld)...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Florence Knoll Nightstands, Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
This pair of nightstands have a single drawer and are finished in Walnut veneer with Carrara marble tops. Marked inside the drawer with the Knoll International label.
Category

Vintage 1960s American End Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Florence Knoll Credenza / Cupboard Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous rosewood sideboard / credenza designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. This significant American design features two sliding doors with locks and leather pulls...
Category

Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Rosewood

Florence Knoll Sideboard, Knoll International, 1950s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare Florence Knoll sideboard with birch veneer, metal legs, white doors and leather pulls. Measure: W 180 cm, H 84 cm, D 46 cm. Very good condition. Worldwide shipping.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Florence Knoll Sideboard, Knoll International, 1950s
  • Florence Knoll Sideboard, Knoll International, 1950s
  • Florence Knoll Sideboard, Knoll International, 1950s
  • Florence Knoll Sideboard, Knoll International, 1950s
H 33.86 in. W 70.87 in. D 18.12 in.
Florence Knoll Credenza for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Florence Knoll Credenza for Knoll International This Florence Knoll white credenza is in good vintage condition with minor ware consistant with age. All of the original hardware i...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Florence Knoll Settee for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
designer: Florence Knoll Manufacturer: Knoll International Period/Model: Mid Century Modern Specs: Vintage Fabric, Wood condition This Florence Knoll Settee for Knoll Inte...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Wood

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Sofa
By Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Tufted sofa in original large weave ivory fabric on chrome supports retains original 1974 production tag.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Lounge Chair for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
condition This Florence Knoll lounge chair is in excellent restored condition. Reupholstered with original intergrity including hand cut foam and vintage new stock fabric. des...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Florence Knoll for Knoll International, Upholstered Bench, 1960s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, USA, 1960s. Chrome legs supporting a newly reupholstered double seating area with cream colored ultrasuede.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Florence Knoll Loveseat Sofa for Knoll International, 1977
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern loveseat sofa designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. The loveseat features a polished chrome base and the original multicolored wool uphols...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll T-Angel Side Table Knoll International, 1953
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Florence Knoll T-angel side table, 1953, Knoll International. Measure: W 65 cm, D 62 cm, H 40 cm. Worldwide shipping.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Metal

Florence Knoll Sofa by Knoll International, circa 1980s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A all original Florence Knoll three sear sofa made by Knoll International. Circa 1980s Original knoll fabric is in amazing condition!
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Four-Seat Sofa Knoll International 1966
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Designer: Florence Knoll by Knoll International. Modell: 3207C. Custom-made as four-seat sofa by Knoll in 1966. Fabric - Marroko sand K935/00 / original invoice dated 1966 com...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

UNIQUE FLORENCE KNOLL LOVESEAT for KNOLL INTERNATIONAL from 1947
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Very early version of Florence Knoll for Knoll International. The sofa is in original condition. The condition is excellent. Fantastic design in extraordinary style.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Florence Knoll, Pair of Nightstands for Knoll International, 1960s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Florence Knoll designed pair of Nightstands for Knoll Int., USA, 1960s. Walnut legs and tops, white back, sides and drawer front detailing. Single drawer to each. Some wear from use...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Walnut Oval Dining Table
By Florence Knoll
Located in Stamford, CT
Florence Knoll walnut oval dining or conference or writing table of chrome steel base; for Knoll International.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Chrome

Rosewood Desk / Vanity by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Exceptional vanity / desk designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International, USA. 1960s example in Brazilian rosewood with chromed steel base and Florence Knoll trademark leather g...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

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Knoll International Florence For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the knoll international florence you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, wood and fabric, every knoll international florence was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a knoll international florence — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A knoll international florence is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made knoll international florence has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Florence Knoll, Knoll and Eero Saarinen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Knoll International Florence?

The average selling price for a knoll international florence at 1stDibs is $5,527, while they’re typically $680 on the low end and $22,173 for the highest priced.

Florence Knoll Biography and Important Works

Architect, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur — Florence Knoll had a subtle but profound influence on the course of mid-century American modernism. Dedicated to functionality and organization, and never flamboyant, Knoll shaped the ethos of the postwar business world with her polished, efficient design and skillfully realized office plans.

Knoll had perhaps the most thorough design education of any of her peers. Florence Schust was orphaned at age 12, and her guardian sent her to Kingswood, a girl’s boarding school that is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community in suburban Detroit. Her interest in design brought her to the attention of Eliel Saarinen, the Finnish architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen and his wife took the talented child under their wing, and she became close to their son, the future architect Eero Saarinen. While a student at the academy, Florence befriended artist-designer Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames. Later, she studied under three of the Bauhaus masters who emigrated to the United States. She worked as an apprentice in the Boston architectural offices of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe taught her at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

In 1941, she met Hans Knoll, whose eponymous furniture company was just getting off the ground. They married in 1946, and her design sense and his business skills soon made Knoll Inc. a leading firm in its field. Florence signed up the younger Saarinen as a designer, and would develop pieces by Bertoia, Mies and the artist Isamu Noguchi. Her main work came as head of the Knoll Planning Group, designing custom office interiors for clients such as IBM and CBS. The furniture Florence created for these spaces reflects her Bauhaus training: the pieces are pure functional design, exactingly built; their only ornament from the materials, such as wood and marble. Her innovations — the oval conference table, for example, conceived as a way to ensure clear sightlines among all seated at a meeting — were always in the service of practicality.

Since her retirement in 1965, Knoll received the National Medal of Arts, among other awards; in 2004 the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted the exhibition “Florence Knoll: Defining Modern” — well deserved accolades for a strong, successful design and business pioneer. As demonstrated on these pages, the simplicity of Knoll’s furniture is her work’s great virtue: they fit into any interior design scheme.

Florence Knoll Biography and Important Works

Florence Knoll Furniture are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Florence Knoll Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 256 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 20 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Florence Knoll were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. The prices for Florence Knoll Furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $600 and tops out at $21,720, while pieces like these can sell for $5,198 on average.