Knoll

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.

Eero Saarinen Set of 4 Swiveling Tulip Chairs, 1960s Signed
Eero Saarinen Set of 4 Swiveling Tulip Chairs, ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Aluminum, Fabric, Fiberglass, Foam
Set of 4 swiveling Tulip chairs with cast aluminum bases by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, American 1960s (“Made in Italy” Knoll Labels on bottoms and underside of cushions read "Knoll").
Jens Risom Bracket Back Sofa
Jens Risom Bracket Back Sofa
Knoll, Jens Risom
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Risom for Risom Inc. three seat sofa; Solid oiled-walnut base holds sofa frame securely, rebuilt completely and reupholstered with great plains cotton-poly blend.  
Florence Knoll Conference Table or Dining Table
Florence Knoll Conference Table or Dining Table
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Oak
Florence Knoll for Knoll, custom ordered for standard oil in Los Angeles large-scale table, features book-matched bleached oak veneer with classic Knoll beveled edge, square tubular ...
Warren Platner for Knoll Easy Chair and Ottoman
Warren Platner for Knoll Easy Chair and Ottoman
Knoll, Warren Platner
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Fabric
Warren Platner for Knoll, easy chair 'model 1705' and ottoman, steel and brown fabric, United States, design 1966, production later. This iconic easy chair by Warren Platner is cr...
Black Knoll Tulip Table in Ebonized Walnut
Black Knoll Tulip Table in Ebonized Walnut
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...
Aluminum, Walnut
Wood: 1.0625" thick; veneered medium density fiberboard with cathedral grain pattern; solid wood bevelled edge. Base includes attached sub-top, tabletop attaches to sub-top with thre...
Cini Boeri for Knoll Gradual Black Leather Sofas, a Pair
Cini Boeri for Knoll Gradual Black Leather Sofa...
Knoll, Cini Boeri
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Leather, Plastic
A pair of uncommon black leather and plastic gradual lounge small sofas or love seats by Cini Boeri for Knoll. Molded black ABS plastic frame is equal parts 1960s mod and 1970s Fu...
Eero Saarinen Set of Four Executive Chairs for Knoll
Eero Saarinen Set of Four Executive Chairs for ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Beech
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of four chairs model 71A, in wood and beige brown fabric, United States, 1948. Four iconic armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen. This ic...
Set of Four Early Knoll Saarinen Executive Armchairs with Bentwood Legs
Set of Four Early Knoll Saarinen Executive Armc...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Bentwood
Matched set of four early Knoll Saarinen executive armchairs with bentwood legs, pair of Knoll Saarinen Executive armchairs 1950s design. Molded reinforced polyurethane shell C...
Barcelona Stools by Mies Van Der Rohe
Barcelona Stools by Mies Van Der Rohe
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stainless Steel, Leather
Pair of early ottomans by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll.
Joaquim Tenreiro Style Peroba Lounge Chairs in leather for Knoll & Forma Brazil
Joaquim Tenreiro Style Peroba Lounge Chairs in ...
Knoll, Joaquim Tenreiro
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A pair of Peroba wood chairs upholstered in a rich caramel leather. Forma distributed and produced many designs by Knoll in the 1960s. These are essentially Brazilian Knoll chairs as...
Iconic Barcelona Lounge Chair by Mies van der Rohe
Iconic Barcelona Lounge Chair by Mies van der Rohe
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather
Vintage Barcelona lounge chair in espresso brown leather. Iconic design originally manufactured during the Bauhaus Movement, circa 1929. The chair has a slight recline, and features ...
Early Knoll Butterfly Chair by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy Juan Kurchann Antonio Bonet
Early Knoll Butterfly Chair by Jorge Ferrari-Ha...
Knoll, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
This is a nice early vintage example. I believe the original leather sling should be brought to a leather shop for some repair. Corners in some areas are worn. More picture available.
Warren Platner for Knoll Midcentury Dining Chairs
Knoll, Warren Platner
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Nickel
Up for sale are a pair of Warren Platner for Knoll dining chairs with nickel frames. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and are characteristic of Platner's playfu...
Charles Pollock for Knoll Office Chairs in Burg...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
For your consideration are icons of Mid-Century Modern design -- office chairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. These chairs, with a hard plastic back, aluminum frame and tufted lea...
Warren Platner for Knoll Side Table in Walnut a...
Knoll, Warren Platner
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Bronze, Walnut
For your consideration is an icon of Mid-Century Modern design, the Warren Platner for Knoll side table with a walnut top. Platner revolutionized design with his playful wire seri...
Rare Eero Saarinen for Knoll Chairs on Aluminum...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum, Fiberglass
For your consideration are a pair of rare and early Eero Saarinen for Knoll side chairs. These early production examples are evidenced by the unusual base structure and "Knoll Ass...
Pair of Modernist Bentwood Mahogany and Leather...
Knoll, Don Pettit
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Pair of modernist bentwood mahogany and leather chairs by Don Pettit for Knoll, nice original condition. Minor wear and crazing to original black leather seat and back. Retain origin...
Set of 4 Black Leather and Chrome "Brno" Armchairs
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century Unknown Bauhaus Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Set of 4 black leather and chrome "Brno" armchairs. Nice original condition, unknown maker, possibly Italian, quality construction,.
Tabacco Leather Hardoy Butterfly Chair
Knoll, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather
Vintage tabacco leather Hardoy Butterfly chair for knoll. A classic accent chair whose design is effortlessly minimal. Our 1960s example has a thick, smoky tabacco leather sling that...
Knoll Studio Saarinen Pedestal Collection Marbl...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble, Aluminum, Iron
A late 1990s Knoll Studio Pedestal collection marble side table designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956. The most iconic and timeless of Mid-Century Modern tables, with a round ivory-to...
Midcentury Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Metal
Midcentury Saarinen Executive chairs in brown leather. All with adjustable pneumatic height and tilt positions. This iconic design has been a favorite in both the home and corporate ...
Warren Platner Bronze Stool
Knoll, Warren Platner
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Bronze, Upholstery
This dates 1960s. It is bronze patinated, not paint like the newer versions. We only have one available.
Vintage Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
A Womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in "Crimson" Boucle fabric and chrome base. USA, circa 2010. Signed. Available for rental; located in New York City. Seat height: 16.5 i...
Knoll Kazuhide Takahama "Suzanne" sofa Settee L...
Knoll, Kazuhide Takahama
Vintage 1970s Loveseats
Great condition and very comfortable.
Pair of Early Barcelona Lounge Chairs by Mies V...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs
Pair of early Barcelona lounge chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll. Great vintage condition.
Set of 4 Knoll Chrome Harry Bertoia Chairs for ...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
Great set of 4 chrome and cloth seat pad chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, circa 1970s in good condition with a blue seat pad and tags in material solid and sturdy.
Stainless Steel Knoll Ludwig Mies Van Der Roe B...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American International Style Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stainless Steel, Glass
Older Barcelona table designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Roe in 1929. This table was produces by Knoll and has a polished stainless steel frame. The frame is signed. The frame shows nor...
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.
1960s by Angelo Mangiarotti for Knoll Design Ma...
Knoll, Angelo Mangiarotti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Marble
Angelo Mangiarotti by Knoll marble sculpture vase.
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Oval Tulip Table
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...
Laminate
This table is 78" oval with a white laminate top. Has the Knoll studio stamp.
Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Early 2000s 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 2000s and shows very light signs of use. Tan, textured removable upholstery on st...
Pair of Red Armless Lounge Chairs by Florence K...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
Excellent pair of parallel bar armless lounge chairs design by Florence Knoll for Knoll. These have been expertly reupholstered in crimson Knoll classic boucle. The chromed steel fra...
Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe Knoll Lounge Chairs
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mohair, Teak
Pair of Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll lounge chairs, circa late 1960s. These examples originally designed for the Seagram's building retain their original velvet mohair upholstery and ...
Lewis Butler for Knoll Walnut and Maple Sofa af...
Knoll, Jens Risom, Lewis Butler
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Maple, Walnut
A great design from the mid-1950s that you just don't see that often. A Classic strapped sofa by Lewis Butler and produced by Knoll Associates. Very reminiscent of Jens Risom & G...
Rare Florence Knoll Rosewood Pair of Nightstand...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Rosewood
Florence Knoll nightstand, pair in original condition Knoll USA , 1956 Rosewood Measure: 18 W x 18 D x 20 H inches. Pair of nightstands have a single drawer above a lower shelf.
Florence Knoll Rosewood and Chrome Mirror
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Chrome, Rosewood
Rare Knoll mirror, rosewood and chrome mirror, can be displayed vertically or horizontally.
Isamu Noguchi End or Side Table
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Metal
Noguchi for Knoll Cyclone table, steel spokes with laminated top and birchwood base, original condition with Knoll label.
Florence Knoll Dining Table or Desk
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Oak
Florence Knoll for Knoll International oval dining table or executive desk. Attractive oakwood-grained top with bevelled edge, X base, solid plated steel legs, plastic glides.   L...
Richard Schultz Executive Desk
Knoll, Richard Schultz
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Chrome, Wood
Schultz for Knoll teak wood desk, features 2 drawers and one file drawer with a left and right pull-out writing surface. Solid chrome-plated uprights with inlaid chrome design detai...
Saarinen Style Tulip Dining Set by Burke
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Burke, Inc.
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Upholstery, Fiberglass
Mid-Century Modern extendable tulip table and shell chair set in excellent condition. This set includes (1) Saarinen style tulip table, (4) propeller base shell chairs and (2) tulip ...
Vintage Grasshopper Lounge Chair by Eero Saarin...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Birch
An early vintage example of the 'Grasshopper' chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates. Constructed of laminated birch plywood arms and legs and molded into a grasshopper...
Round Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Tables
54" Round wooden top on four star chrome base. Table is in excellent condition.
Midcentury Brno Chairs in Leather by Mies van d...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather, Chrome
Up to three midcentury Brno chairs in gray leather on a polished stainless steel frame. Produced by Knoll. Each one has never been used and in excellent condition. This is the Thin-s...
Mid-Century Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table ...
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll
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 ex...
Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
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 b...
Mid-Century Barcelona Chair by Knoll
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Midcentury Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair for Knoll in black leather and chrome finish. The classic chair that helped define Mid-Century Modernism. Knoll label on the cus...
Midcentury Marc Held Culbuto Rocking Chair with...
Knoll, Marc Held
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern 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. This is the high back ...
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs for Re...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
For your consideration are up to 11 Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs. Note: These chairs need and are intended for those who want to reupholster. These chairs are icons...
Pair of Tubular Chrome Footstools, USA, circa 1975
Knoll
Vintage 1970s Stools
Pair of tubular chromed metal footstools with a horizontal stretcher and red leatherette seats.
Eero Saarinen Tulip Stools for Knoll in Fabric
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Set of three tulip stools designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956 for Knoll. Two of them are upholstered with navy blue fabric and the third one with dark green fabric. Stools bear origina...
Early Jens Risom for Knoll Strap Armchair
Knoll, Jens Risom
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Early production of Jens Risom signature strap lounge chair. Bears heat transfer Knoll makers mark and original straps.  
Nakashima Attributed Ercol for Knoll Strait Roc...
Knoll, George Nakashima
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
Beech
George Nakashima straight rocking chair produced in the United Kingdom by Ercol and sold by Knoll. Classic windsor style echoing McCobb and Nakashima designs.  
Andrew Morrison and Bruce Hannah for Knoll Offi...
Knoll, Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Aluminum, Fabric
1940s era look from the 1970s. Newly reupholstered and ready for another 40 years.
Pair of Richard Schultz Side Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Richard Schultz
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
A chair designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll’s Art Metal series in 1960s. Original orange tweed upholstery with a four star aluminum swivel base.
Richard Schultz for Knoll Petal Dining Table
Knoll, Richard Schultz
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Designer: Richard Schultz. Manufacturer: Knoll. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1960s.
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Gray Marble Tulip Side ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Marble
A pair of Knoll end tables with tulip bases designed by Eero Saearinen. These examples with a unique almost solid grey marble. Wear consistent with age and use to the bases. With...
Vintage Modern Brass Coffee Table in the Style ...
Knoll, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
This stylish vintage modern coffee table features striking brass finish and impressive Mid-Century Modern design after Afra & Tobia Scarpa. This well made vintage square coffee table...
Florence Knoll Grasscloth Walnut, 1950s Credenz...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Grasscloth, Chrome, Walnut
An original, 1960s walnut and grass cloth two door cabinet with leather pulls and chrome legs. Very modern and clean design interior shelving and trays. Located in our New York City ...
20th Century Vintage Fiberglass Shelf and Desk ...
Knoll
20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Fiberglass
A 20th century vintage shelf console, luggage rack and office desk manufactured by Knoll for a hotel located in Tangier, circa 1970s named Sol Azure in restored condition composed of...
Pair of Early Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs...
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 fadin...
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