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Knoll

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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's mid-century modern 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 decor. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as the elegant Barcelona chaircreated by Mies and Lilly Reich — Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily lounge chair and the grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia.

As you can see from the collection of these designs and other vintage Knoll dining chairs, sofas and tables on 1stDibs, this manufacturer's offerings have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.

Average Sold Price
$4,257
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Warren Platner Side Tables for Knoll
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Houston, TX
Warren platner pair of side or occasional tables Knoll International USA, 1960s Oak, bronzed steel Measures: 18.5 height × 24 diameter inches.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Steel

Forsyth Bespoke Womb Chair and Ottoman in New Zealand Sheepskin, Smokey Taupe
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
A favorite of the Forsyth design team! We have an incredible collection of vintage chairs and design icons waiting for a new life. Our upcycled womb chairs are some of our most po...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Sheepskin

Cini Boeri for Knoll Sofa Mod. Brigadier in Leather circa 1970
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Milan, IT
Architectural sofa model 'Brigadier' designed by Italian designer Cini Boeri for Knoll in 1976. This postmodern sofa is executed in refined black leather cushions which are hold toge...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Leather, Wood

Florence Knoll Tan Leather Button Tufted Lounge Chair, 1970s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in PAU, FR
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 Knoll

Materials

Steel

Vintage Set of 6 Cane Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Las Vegas, NV
All original, Vintage set of armless Cesca chairs Marcel Breuer for Knoll. They are finished in ebonized beech and cane. Originally designed in 1928, this is a truly Classic and time...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Chrome

Set of 12 Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs in Black Leather with Swivel Bases
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Norwalk, CT
Set of (12) contemporary Eero Saarinen executive armchairs, with rolling swivel bases and black Volo leather upholstery, circa 2004. Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed i...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Leather

Florence Knoll Dining or Conference Desk Table Chrome Star Base & Marble Top
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in San Diego, CA
Knoll conference table circa 1970s great design can be used like a dining table or desk table, some wear due to age please check the pictures. with marble edge top and chrome-plated ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Marble, Chrome

Vintage Pair of Mid Century Florence Knoll Club Lounge Chairs Wool White
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage Pair of original mid century club lounge chairs by Florence Knoll for Knoll International 655 Madison Ave. NYC. Classic great lines. The chrome bases are good shape with all ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Chrome

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Knoll Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Knoll Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Knoll Furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 942 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 75 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original Knoll furniture pieces were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture from Edward Wormley Furniture, Milo Baughman Furniture and Herman Miller Furniture. Knoll Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$174 and tops out at US$51,209, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,600 on average.

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