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Florence Knoll Furniture

American, 1917-2019

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 skillfully realized office plans and polished, efficient designs for sofas, credenzas, desks and other furnishings.

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.

Florence Knoll's main work came as head of the Knoll Planning Group, designing custom office interiors for clients such as IBM and CBS. The furniture she 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.

Find vintage Florence Knoll sofas, benches, armchairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Florence Knoll
amazing no.26 florence knoll huge 245cm! sofa
By Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
wonderful and all original florence knoll leather sofa. very unusual big size and in very good condition for it´s age.
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Metal

1950s Mid Century Walnut Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century walnut credenza designed by Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll Associates Inc. circa 1950s. This exceptional piece showcases a gorgeous walnut frame supported by fo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Florence Knoll Sofa in Patterned Dedar Jacquard Velvet, De Coene, Belgium, 1950s
By Dedar, De Coene Frères, Florence Knoll
Located in The Hague, NL
A rare three-seat sofa designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International and produced by De Coene in the late 1950s. From 1954 onwards, the renowned Belgian manufacturer De Coene pr...
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1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Pair Blue Fabric VIntage Florence Knoll Parallel Bar Chrome Accent Lounge Chairs
By Florence Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A pair of Florence Knoll blue parallel bar accent chairs. A classic set of mid century modern design chairs featuring a beautiful blue fabric upholstery. This classic design features a heavy metal chrome frame with rectangular shapes. The seat sits on an angle that appears to float. Both the seat and the back are one piece featuring a tufted fabric seat. These pieces are in very good condition. They measure 30.5 inches tall, 24.5 inches wide, and 29.5 inches deep. They have a seat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Lounge Chairs in Leather by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Matching pair of Lounge Chairs designed by Florence Knoll in 1954 for Knoll International in the most exclusive vegetal tanned dark brown Spinneybeck leather. Marked with Knoll logo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

iconic florence knoll oval walnut table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
timesless and elegant florence knoll table, that can be used as dining table, conference table or desk.
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1960s American Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Florence Knoll Mid Century Modern Red Fabric Parallel Bar Accent Lounge Chair
By Florence Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Florence Knoll red parallel bar accent chair. A classic mid century modern design chair featuring a beautiful red fabric upholstery. This classic ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Florence Knoll lounge chairs model 65a for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Florence Knoll lounge chair from 1956 model 65a. The chair is part of a seating group that consisted of an armchair, 2-seater and 3-seater with or without armrests. This series was p...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Midcentury Florence Knoll Cabinet Rare Ash Wood
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful and practical credenza for living or office space. Sliding door with leather pulls reveal two file cabinets, 4 drawers and adjustable shelves. Perfect for your storage need...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Set 3 Florence Knoll Slipper Chairs (3-seat sofa) . Classic Mid Century Modern
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set 3 Florence Knoll Slipper /LOUNGE Chairs ,, Can also be used as a 2 seat sofa with one chair or a 3 seat sofa. Classic Mid Century Modern Design, Retain original fabric, Age appr...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Florence Knoll Modern Credenza For Knoll C.1960
By Florence Knoll
Located in Bernville, PA
Mid Century Florence Knoll Credenza in walnut veneer case and original white Formica top with a light maple interior and chrome handles on chrome legs, circa 1960’s. Beautiful origin...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Formica, Walnut

Florence Knoll For Knoll Mid Century Modern Credenza C.1963
By Florence Knoll
Located in Bernville, PA
Mid Century Florence Knoll Credenza in walnut veneer case with light oak interior and black leather handles on chrome legs, marked 1963. Beautiful original condition, some wear on th...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Florence Knoll Slipper Chairs in Black Leather Brushed Stainless Steel
By Florence Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A pair of “Slipper Chairs” designed by Florence Knoll. Circa 1960s. Brushed stainless steel frames upholstered in black leather. Classic mid-century modern design feature sturdy fram...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Florence Knoll lounge chairs for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Pair of Florence Knoll lounge chairs designed in 1954 for the Lounge collection by Florence Knoll Bassett for Knoll International. New cognac-colored upholstery!
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Late 20th Century Belgian Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Early T Angle Onyx Coffee Table / Bench by Florence Knoll # 332 for Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
A very early and rare segmented topped onyx coffee table or bench with satin black T angled metal base . This architectural styled piece would fit into almost any interior room or en...
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1950s American Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Onyx, Iron

Mid Century Knoll Four Door Walnut Credenza with Leather Pulls
By Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and classic Mid Century understated Knoll credenza has four sliding doors with original leather pulls and adjustable wood shelves. This seems to be an early piece with r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Walnut

Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa Re-Upholstered in Knoll Rivington Fabric
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely complete re-upholstered vintage Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa or 2 seat settee. The fabric we chose to use is a sophisticated all-over multi...
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20th Century American Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Modernist Biscuit Tufted 'Relaxed' Sofa in Holly Hunt Fabric by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
This thoughtfully designed Modernist Biscuit Tufted 'Relaxed' Sofa in Holly Hunt Upholstery is by Florence Knoll, originating from the United States, Circa 2000. Featuring a chrome f...
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Early 2000s American Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Fabric

Vintage Florence Knoll Molded Plywood Architectural Letter Tray
By Florence Knoll
Located in Esperance, NY
This is a very unique premium paper or letter tray that is now available for sale. It comes with its original Knoll tag and is an early version of the product. With its stunning desi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Bentwood

Early T Angle Extension Dining Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A well crafted smaller extension dining table with white Laminate top and satin black angled steel base with foot pads . This brilliant de...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

T Angle Side Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very nice simple side table with satin black T angled steel frame and with a white Laminate top . A very early production piece having the big fabric label to the bottom from Knoll...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Florence Knoll Walnut Nightstands for Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of dark walnut nightstands each having a single drawer and one with a lower shelve . This very well crafted pair of nightstands with a s...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Walnut

Early T Angle Walnut Coffee Table / Bench by Florence Knoll # 332 for Knoll (B)
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very early and rare segmented topped walnut coffee table or bench with satin black T angled metal base . This architectural styled piece would fit into almost any interior room or ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Rare Early Knoll Tubular Steel Base Settee # 32 by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A rare tubular satin black steel framed based settee with oatmeal colored upholstery . Great for a smaller space or an area where you want to keep things simple and light , the sofa ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Rare Knoll # 2577BC Steel Base Sofa by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A rare tufted horizonal upholstered sofa in an oatmeal tight woven fabric with floating back . Having an architectural satin black steel base with square tubular legs and plastic foo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Rare T Angle Slat Wood Coffee Table by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A rare dark slat redwood square coffee table having a black metal base that's been angle formed as in it's given name T Angle table . This hard to source...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Knoll for Saarinen, Pedestal table “Tulip”, 20th century
By Florence Knoll
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Eero Saarinen, by. Florence Knoll, edited by. Pedestal table model “Tulip”, with its Arabesco marble top and its white lacquered cast aluminum base. American work realized at the e...
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Late 20th Century Central American Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Aluminum

Mid century Florence Knoll Sofa #57 Parallel Bar System - needs upholstery
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage circa 1960 Midcentury Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System sofa Model #57 three-seat sofa with arms. Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll Int. USA. Solid Steel frame and is in ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Florence Knoll Coffee Table
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International coffee table in white enameled steel and black laminate. Signed with decal manufacturer's label to underside. Literature: Knoll Furniture: 193...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Early Florence Knoll Walnut "Floating" Frame Sofa, Model 57W
By Florence Knoll
Located in Toledo, OH
A Classic Mid-Century Knoll model 57W sofa. The floating frame has mortised and pinned construction and is very solid. Original upholstery is in a cream and grey woven fabric with tufted back and seat cushions. Unusual form makes this a highly desirable sofa. Sofa is 90" long. There are some separations at seams on arms and cushion as photo'd and a...
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Mid-20th Century Florence Knoll Furniture

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Fabric

1960s Florence Knoll Sofa Reupholstered in Wool Mohair
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning vintage 1960s Florence Knoll sofa that we had redone and reupholstered in a beautiful Kravet wool mohair. Color is called indigo blue. A rich navy color. We had 6 extra ba...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Florence Knoll Solid Chromed Steel Tables with Floating Walnut Laminate Tops
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Original solid steel 24 inch square side tables by Florence Knoll with floating laminate walnut tops. We have multiple tables that can be used tide by side as a longer coffee table. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Florence Knoll Mid-Century Modern Oval Marble Top Chrome Dining Conference Table
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dayton, OH
"An iconic Florence Knoll dining / conference table or desk. Features a beautiful oval Marquina marble top over a chrome plated steel tripod base, circa 1960s. Florence Marguerite Knoll Bassett (May 24, 1917 – January 25...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Chrome

Lounge Chair Model 31 by Florence Knoll Bassett for Knoll International Set of 2
By Florence Knoll
Located in Kelkheim (Taunus), HE
Florence Marguerite Knoll Basset was one of the most renowned American designers and architects of the 20th century. In 1954 she designed the model 31 armchair, which has developed i...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Metal

Florence Knoll Dining Table from 1960s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Neuss, NW
Rare extendable dining table from the 1960s by Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates. Frame in black lacquered squared steel with veneered top in teak. Table bottom edge 74 cm Width ...
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1960s German Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Queen Walnut and Laminate Headboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll from 1956 to 1967, this modernist headboard features a sturdy walnut frame inset with bright white...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Walnut, Laminate

Double-Decker Sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Beerse, VAN
Beautiful and extremely rare double-decker sideboard designed by female designer Florence Knoll. She designed a series of these sideboards in the early 1950s, which were produced unt...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Leather, Formica, Walnut

Pair of Florence Knoll Model 65 Chrome Slipper Lounge Chairs, 1973
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic pair of florence Knoll chromed steel and Earthen Fabric Lounge chairs. Featuring 1 inch reflective sturdy, solid Chromed Steel constructed framework, angled rear legs and bac...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Rare Midcentury Marble Table Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Nice round table with brushed chromed or nickel base. Rarely seen round table with great dimensions that could also be used as a small coffee table. Marble is original and shows s...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Chrome, Nickel

Vintage Florence Knoll Slipper Lounge Chairs Restored in Leather
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful set of unique and very high-quality 'slipper chairs' model 51W, an early design by American designer Florence Knoll dates from 1955 and is becoming more rare to find nowa...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Wonderful No. 26 Sofa by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
Rare no.26 by florence knoll in showroom condition. Hardly used only re-upholstered and used one time for a photo shooting and very exclusive model redone with very cosy fabric in wa...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Metal

Set of Two Metal and Mar Low Table by Florence Knoll, American Design, 1960s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Milan, IT
This set of two low tables with steel structure and white marble top is a testimony to the design influence of Florence Knoll and the diffusion that this had in italy, the place of o...
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1960s Italian Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Steel

Mid-Century Patio Lounge Chairs Florence Knoll Richard Schultz
By Richard Schultz, Florence Knoll
Located in Baltimore, MD
Set of four patio lounge armchairs by famous designer Richard Schultz for Florence Knoll, made in the United States, circa 1960's. Superbly crafted, each features aluminum white pain...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Aluminum

Walnut Round Dining Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Stunning and very rare round dining or conference table by Florence Knoll has a versatile diameter of 160cm. It has a solid walnut top and a chrome-plated steel base. Produced in the...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Early production Florence Knoll Desk, Classic Modernist design, Knoll New York
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early production walnut and rosewood desk designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll ,features richly grained walnut top rosewood frame, pencil drawer and file drawer. Retains early Knoll ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table was designed for Knoll International in the 1960s. Its base is crafted from steel, and it boasts a Formica top that is in good shape for its ag...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Florence Knoll, Model 75 Stools, Birch, Iron, Knoll Associates, USA, 1948
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of birch and iron stools, model 75, designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll Associates, USA, 1948.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Iron

Florence Knoll T-Bar Coffee Table, 'Black Top'
By Florence Knoll
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This classic steel T-Bar coffee table was designed by Florence Knoll in approximately 1952. It still retains its original Knoll Bowtie Label, confirming that it is part of an early K...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Rare No. 33 Sofa by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
Seldom seen 3-seat version of an iconic design by Florence Knoll.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll for Knoll with Black Marble Top Credenza
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark mahogany case, stainless steel legs and a black mar...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll Tan Leather Button Tufted Lounge Chair, 1970s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Aramits, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Florence Knoll lounge chair in tan leather with button tufted seat and back on a chrome-plated steel base. Labeled Art Metal - Knoll Corp., June 9 1971 The chair has some losses to ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Green Verde Marble Top Credenza or Cabinet
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark mahogany case, stainless steel legs and a rare gree...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Mid Century Modern Florence Knoll Black Marble Console Table or Hall Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simple classic designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. This piece features a stainless steel base with black marble slab top.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Clean Lined Florence Knoll Walnut Dining Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean lined walnut dining table, designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll, American, circa 1950s. Signed with early Knoll label underneath. It has been cleaned and Danish oiled. It measu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

Florence Knoll Coffee Table in Glass and Chrome, USA, 1970s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Uithoorn, NL
This coffee table was designed by the famous American designer Florence Knoll (1917-2019). Florence Knoll was based in the U.S. with the design agency 'Knoll International'. The tabl...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Knoll Dining Table or Desk
By Florence Knoll
Located in New Haven, CT
This Table was originally designed by Florence Knoll in 1961. The top is veneered in book matched oak and hand painted by Alexander Westerhoff i...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Furniture

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Wood, Oak

Red Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of vintage Florence Knoll lounge chairs on steel bases. We have these totally refurbished and re-upholstered in red Maharam Messenger fabric. The bases have been polished, and...
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20th Century American Florence Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Florence Knoll 3-Seat Sofa
By Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
Florence Knoll 3-seat sofa. Nice original condition.
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Florence Knoll furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Florence Knoll furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Florence Knoll furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Florence Knoll were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Adrian Pearsall, Harvey Probber, and Craft Associates. Prices for Florence Knoll furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $600 and can go as high as $30,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,800.
Questions About Florence Knoll Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll made a number of well-known furniture designs and founded the company Knoll, Inc. Some of her most acclaimed pieces include the Florence Knoll lounge chair, the Florence Knoll sofa, the Florence Knoll bench and the Florence Knoll settee. Shop a variety of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll was an architect and furniture designer who greatly influenced mid-century design. She established the furniture company Knoll, Inc., which continues to manufacture pieces inspired by her designs. Knoll died on January 25, 2019, at the age of 101. Find a collection of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Florence Knoll, say "FLO-rens Noll." The "K" in the designer's last name is silent. Florence Knoll's maiden name was Florence Marguerite Schust, pronounced "shusht." She changed her name after marrying Hans Knoll in 1946. Find a range of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll lived in the U.S. throughout her life. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on May 24, 1917, and she died in Coral Gables, Florida, on January 25, 2019. From 1940 to 1941, she attended the Chicago Armour Institute in Chicago, Illinois. After that, she lived and worked in New York City for many years. On 1stDibs, find a range of Florence Knoll furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    What Florence Knoll called the Womb chair after it was created is unknown. However, its creator Eero Saarinen stated that Knoll inspired him to make the piece by asking him to design the most comfortable chair ever, saying specifically that she wanted something that felt like "a basket full of pillows." Presented with the challenge, Saarinen went primal. What, the designer figured, better signifies the very essence of comfort than the womb? "It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never really felt comfortable and secure since they left the womb,” the designer said of his chair. Find a selection of vintage Womb chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Florence Knoll didn't usually put a number on her pieces. To identify Florence Knoll furniture, look for a tag or mark that bears the name "Knoll" or "Knoll, Inc." On chairs, the labels are usually on the bottom cushion. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Florence Knoll furniture.

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