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Knoll Furniture

Knoll (USA)
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'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 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 lounge 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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Vintage Warren Platner Wire and Glass Coffee Table by Knoll
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
An vintage wire and glass coffee table designed by Warren Platner for Knoll, USA, circa 1970. Made of steel wire rods with the original nickel finish.  
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Glass

Vintage Grasshopper Armchair by Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 6 Bentwood Chairs by Bill Stephen for Knoll, 4 Sides, 2 Arms
By Bill Stephens, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
A set of six (6) of bentwood dining or conference room chairs in a black jacquard fabric. Designed by Bill Stephen for Knoll in the 1970s. Made in the USA. Unsigned, but widely docum...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Fabric, Bentwood

Vintage Knoll Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen in COM
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Metal

Tulip Round Coffee Table by Saarinen for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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By Florence Knoll, Knoll
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