Knoll (USA)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.


     The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design—a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems—as Knoll furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.


     Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona Chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of Modernism.

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Ettore Sottsass "East Side" Three-Seat Sofa for Kn...
Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Sofas
A great 1980s Knoll three-seat sofa designed by the re-known Memphis post Modern iconic designer Ettore Sottsass. The Leather is original as is the bottom and top duvet with the Knoll l...
Florence Knoll Teak Executive Credenza and Bookcas...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Chrome, Teak
Small executive credenza and the rare form book case in teak with chrome bases by Florence Knoll for Knoll. Both pieces feature finished backs. Cabinet measures 37.25" wide x 17.75" ...
Set of Six Eero Saarinen for Knoll Side Chairs
Knoll
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of Six Eero Saarinen for Knoll Side Chairs . All chairs are labeled
Florence Knoll Walnut Executive Desk for Knoll, 19...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Walnut
Extraordinary executive desk designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll in 1961. Chrome-plated steel base, massive walnut top with two drawers on both sides. Good original vintage conditions....
Florence Knoll, Pair of Elegant Sideboards with Sl...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Leather, Cane, Laminate, Wood
Laminate, wood, cane cover, leather handles, metal.  
Ten Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Dining Chairs for Knoll
Ten Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Dining Chairs fo...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Antique Mid-19th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Leather, Steel
Ten vintage Brno chair for Knoll designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Chairs in good vintage condition with typical wear. Good chrome. One seat had a small tear in the leather which wa...
Pair of Saarinen Executive Chairs for IBM
Knoll
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Fiberglass
Saarinen designed chairs for Knoll. These are the early version of this chair, having fiberglass backrest. Both chairs show some cosmetic wear, and loss along the edges of the backrest....
Rare Mid-Century Modern Jens Risom Model 37 Sofa N...
Knoll, Jens Risom
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Birch
Model 37 sofa designed by Jens Risom for Knoll USA, circa 1950s Reupholstered in leather with the original birch legs refinished Measure: 31 ½” H x 78” W x 32 ¼” D x seat 1...
Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Celadon Velve...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chair...
Gold Plate, Upholstery, Velvet
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived. Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs completely restored ground-up with...
Pair of Marcel Breuer Tubular Steel Side Tables or...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Formica, Steel
Designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 to accompany the Wassily chair, this pair of side tables or stools of tubular steel were manufactured by Knoll in the 1970s; with white Formica tops, ...
Set of Four Harry Bertoia Canary Yellow "Shell" Ch...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass
A rare set of four yellow fiberglass hard shell chairs on steel frames designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. This set has been used daily for over 50 years so they have color loss, fadin...
Mid-Century Modern Floating Walnut Credenza Traver...
Knoll, Harvey Probber
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Travertine, Walnut
For your consideration is an amazing floating wall-mounted 9 feet long credenza, with a travertine top, attributed to either Florence Knoll or Harvey Probber. In excellent condition. It...
Vintage Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia fo...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Wool
The 'Bird' chair was designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. This piece probably dates from the 1970s. Classic midcentury accent chair. Charcoal black removable upholstery on black...
Sleek Chrome and Marble Coffee Table
Sleek Chrome and Marble Coffee Table
Knoll
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Marble
Sleek chrome and marble coffee table. This elegant table will go with any style decor from Minimalist to Hollywood glamour to Mid-Century Modern. Timeless. No pitting to chrome. Just re...
Charles Pollack for Knoll Executive Chairs
Charles Pollack for Knoll Executive Chairs
Knoll, Charles Pollock
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs...
Fabric, Chrome
Iconic mad men era office staple. Finished in Knoll chocolate brown ribbed cotton fabric.
Tobia Scarpa Bastiano Sofa for Knoll, 1960s
Tobia Scarpa Bastiano Sofa for Knoll, 1960s
Knoll, Tobia Scarpa
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Leather, Rosewood
1960s Bastiano two-seat sofa in rosewood and black leather by Tobia Scarpa for Knoll. Measures: Arm is 23.5in H. Unmarked.  
Rocker Chair by Carlos Riart for Knoll
Rocker Chair by Carlos Riart for Knoll
Knoll, Carlos Riart
Vintage 1980s American Modern Rocking Chairs
Solid sycamore frame with ebony inlays in arms and top rail. Upholstered in black leather. Designed by Riart, a Barcelona native, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Barcelona c...
Set of Four Early Eero Saarinen Tulip Chairs by Kn...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal, Upholstery, Fiberglass
Set of four early Eero Saarinen trip chairs by Knoll. Chairs have been expertly refinished. Seat cushions are original and one has a substantial tear. Chairs should be reupholstered whi...
Pair of Bertoia Diamond Chairs
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Pair of Bertoia Diamond Chairs
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll diamond chairs. Iconic midcentury design, no damage, welds or repairs. Measure: Seat height 16.
Monumental Two-Tier Chrome and Glass Midcentury Co...
Knoll, Knoll International
20th Century Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Chrome
This is an extremely large and versatile chrome and glass, midcentury coffee table. The table frame features a unique divided look, that supports the two levels of glass. The coffee tab...
Mid-Century Modern Petite Windsor Rocking Chair by...
Knoll, George Nakashima, Ercol
Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Wood
Minimalist windsor style rocker by Ercol Furniture of England; refinished, circa 1950s. This has been used since refinishing and shows some very minor wear. Studio lighting brightens th...
Knoll 'Stella' Convertible Sofa Daybed by Walter Knoll, 1960s
Knoll 'Stella' Convertible Sofa Daybed by Walter K...
Knoll, Walter Knoll
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Fabric, Beech
Ingenious daybed designed by Walter Knoll for the Knoll company featuring a rotating mechanism hidden in the beech frame to rotate the seats by up to 90 degrees, turning it into a full-...
Marc Held Culbuto Chair for Knoll
Marc Held Culbuto Chair for Knoll
Knoll, Marc Held
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Upholstery, Fiberglass
Marc Held was the first and only French designer by Knoll. The Culbuto chair was only produced for a short period of time (1967-1970) and only a handful exist. Made of molded fiberglass...
Mid-Century Modern Knoll Square Steel and Walnut F...
Knoll
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Walnut
For your consideration is a early Florence Knoll sturdy, square, steel and walnut, coffee table, circa 1950s. With original tag. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 26.75" Sq x 1...
1970s Steel and Pink Velvet Knoll Brno Armchairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1970s Steel and Pink Velvet Knoll Brno Armchairs
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s European Modern Chairs
Steel, Velvet
Brno 255 model chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930. The chair, an icon of 20th century design has been produced since 1960s. These items have been produced circa 1970s. The str...
Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
Knoll, Charles Pollock
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather, Metal, Plastic
Charles Pollock for Knoll office desk chairs featuring leather upholstery. This executive office chair is an icon of Mid-Century Modern design and has been in continuous production by K...
Mid-Century Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table for...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Chrome, Laminate
Designed by Isamu Noguchi. The hard to find 35'' diameter top is a perfect apartment size dining, game or kitchen table. This striking design features a white laminate top with expos...
Early Slipper Lounge Chair by Jens Risom for H.G. Knoll Products, circa 1940s
Early Slipper Lounge Chair by Jens Risom for H.G. ...
Knoll, Jens Risom, H. G. Knoll and Associates
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Wood
Beautiful minimalist and early slipper lounge chair designed by Jens Risom for Knoll. Given that Jens Risom left Knoll in the late 1940s I'd date this chair to that time. The upholstery...
Slipper Lounge Chairs by Florence Knoll
Slipper Lounge Chairs by Florence Knoll
Knoll, Florence Knoll
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Teak
Pair of tufted slipper lounge chairs by Florence Knoll. Manufactured by Knoll, circa 1955. Solid teak wood frames. Freshly upholstered in Holly Hunt Heritage fabric. We have two pairs a...
Richard Schultz for Knoll Indoor / Outdoor '1966' ...
Knoll, Richard Schultz
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Steel
At the request of Florence Knoll, who was in need of weather resistant, well-designed outdoor furniture for her Florida home, Schultz designed this collection for Knoll in 1966. The rec...
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Version
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Ver...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
This is an early version of the classic Saarinen design for Knoll dining chair. We have a total of three of these original, wood leg version of this classic Saarinen for Knoll design ch...
Iconic Knoll Tulip Table by Eero Saarinen, All White Pristine Condition
Iconic Knoll Tulip Table by Eero Saarinen, All Whi...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Laminate
In a 1956 Time magazine cover story, Eero Saarinen said that “the underside of typical tables and chairs makes a confusing, unrestful world” and he was designing a new collection to “cl...
Early Florence Knoll Three-Seat "Model 26" Sofa in...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Ultrasuede, Wood
Florence Knoll's name goes hand in hand with all things quintessential mid-century. Montage carries several vintage Florence Knoll 3-Seat sofas however this earlier version of her desig...
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Version
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Ver...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
This is an early version of the classic Saarinen design for Knoll dining chair. We have a total of three of these original, wood leg version of this classic Saarinen for Knoll design ch...
Eero Saarinen Black Granite Tulip Table
Knoll
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Aluminum, Granite
"Modern Classic" Eero Saarinen pedestal dining table, custom black granite with painted aluminum Sub-base filled with concrete for maximum support.
Early Chair Attributed to Jens Risom for Knoll
Knoll, Jens Risom
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
A very early chair that is attributed to Jens Risom for Knoll. The chair features a vinyl type finish that is in good condition with a few marks and light staining. The legs have rec...
Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair in Shearling
Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Ch...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Wool
Womb chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, USA, d 1948 / circa 1960s. Reupholstered in wool shearling and steel frame. Measures: 35 ½" H x 40" W x 34" D x seat 16" H.
Pair of Knoll Charles Pollack "Sling Chairs" 657 L...
Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal, Steel, Leather
Charles Pollack designed this iconic chair often referred to as the "Sling chair" or 657 for Knoll. It is beautiful from all angles. Comprised of quality leather, steel and aluminium it...
Beige-Cream Wool Club Chair by Florence Knoll
Beige-Cream Wool Club Chair by Florence Knoll
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs
Steel, Wool
This Florence Knoll club chair maintains its original beige-cream upholstery. It is a fine example of Knoll's modernist designs: smooth, simple lines and planes in service of comfort. T...
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, Dining Roo...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Walnut
This walnut dining room table was designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. The table is simple in design with a large surface standing on four tapered feet. The varnish on th...
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Dove Luxe-Suede
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
Customizable
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Dove Luxe-Suede
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Ultrasuede, Chrome
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in our very own workroom. Skilled craftsmen bring each chair back to life to live o...
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Version
Early Saarinen Executive Dining Chair Armchair Ver...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
This is an early version of the classic Saarinen design for Knoll dining chair. We have a total of three of these original, wood leg version of this classic Saarinen for Knoll design ch...
Oval Tulip Coffee Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Laminate, Wood, Metal
Oval Tulip coffee table, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Italian, originally designed in 1957, this example is circa 2000s production. It was purchased for the Art Basel show in Mi...
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Bone Luxe-Suede, 24-Karat Gold Edition
Customizable
Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Bone Luxe-Suede, 2...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Gold Plate, Upholstery, Ultrasuede
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed Executive Chairs have arrived. Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive chairs completely restored ground-up with...
Pair of Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Pair of Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Birch
Early production lounge chairs. Upholstered with new foam in navy blue and white checker weaved fabric. Natural color birch legs. Located in Chicago.
Bill Stephens for Knoll, Desk with Return and Draw...
Knoll, Bill Stephens
Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
We have this desk set by William Stephens for Knoll. The set is made of two parts with different heights. There is a chrome edge separating the feet from the top. There are white room d...
Classic Modern Knoll Three-Seat Sofa
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Classic Modern Knoll Three-Seat Sofa
Knoll, Charles Pfister
Vintage 1970s American Sofas
A modern even arm three-seat sofa, designed by Charles Pfister for Knoll. This Classic Knoll tuxedo sofa, extremely well made and beautifully designed, with Knoll labels, reupholster re...
1970s Italian Brushed Steel with Marble Top Coffee...
Knoll
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Marble
1970s modern Italian brushed steel base with marble top coffee table. The table is well made and very heavy.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Daybed for Knoll, circa 1970s
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Daybed for Knol...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Stainless Steel, Leather, Walnut
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed. Manufactured by Knoll, circa 1970s. Fully restored. refinished walnut frame with new foam, strapping, and camel color tan leather.
Gae Aulenti Knoll Coffee Table
By Knoll, Gae Aulenti
Gae Aulenti Knoll Coffee Table
Knoll, Gae Aulenti
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Enamel, Steel, Glass
A Gae Aulenti designed for Knoll 1976 coffee table composed of a dark brown enameled steel frame and a curved dark smoked glass top.
Pair of Early Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Pair of Early Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs fo...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll International
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Wool, Upholstery, Birch
Bentwood laminate tapered legs with original black Knoll wool upholstery. The fabric and cushion are still in very good condition. The color is still very deep with very little fading d...
Pair of Early Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy Iron Butterfly ...
Knoll, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
Vintage 1950s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Canvas, Iron, Wrought Iron, Cotton Canvas
Old BKF iron frames with new Vermillion duck cloth sling seat covers. Clean and room ready, circa 1950. Measures: 36" high x 31" wide x 31" deep. 27" wide at narrowest point.
Table Lamp Model 9 by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll, USA...
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Formica, Wood
Stunning table lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi, manufactured by Knoll Associates in the United States in 1947. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use,...
Vintage MR Side Table by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, 1970s
Vintage MR Side Table by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s Bauhaus Side Tables
Glass, Chrome
Minimalist round chrome and glass side table, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1927 for the Tugendhat House.
Isamu Noguchi Early Cyclone Table
By Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi Early Cyclone Table
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Metal, Formica, Wood
Dinner table, model cyclone, designed by Isamu Noguchi. Early edition manufactured by Knoll (United States), circa 1960. Metal base and structure, plywood tabletop. In good origina...
Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System Settee
By Knoll, Florence Knoll, Knoll Associates Inc.
Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System Settee
Knoll, Florence Knoll, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Steel, Upholstery, Chrome
Freshly upholstered in a light gray Knoll fabric. Stylish and beautiful. Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. Original Knoll Associates Inc., Park Avenue label, circa 1970. Steel brush...
Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barcelona Ottoman Mies ...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Leather, Chrome
For your consideration is a lovely, Barcelona ottoman, in brown leather and chrome by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, circa 1970s. In good vintage condition. The dimensions are 24" (2') W ...
Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Parallel Bar System Lounge Chair
By Knoll, Florence Knoll, Knoll Associates Inc.
Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Parallel Bar S...
Knoll, Florence Knoll, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Upholstery, Chrome
Freshly upholstered in a light gray Knoll fabric. Brushed chrome steel base with black finish. Measure: 24" wide x 30" deep x 30" high x 16" seat height.  
Rare Stump Coffee Table by Lucia Mercer for Knoll
Rare Stump Coffee Table by Lucia Mercer for Knoll
Knoll, Lucia Mercer
Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Extremely rare coffee table version of Mercer's stump side table. Very few of these coffee tables were produced. Made of solid granite. Signed. Made by Knoll.
Charles Pollock Office Armchair for Knoll
Charles Pollock Office Armchair for Knoll
Knoll, Charles Pollock
Vintage 1960s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Five star tilt and swivel base on wheels; also height adjustable. All black finish and leather upholstery.