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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
$4,211
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Set of Two Early Eero Saarinen Womb Chairs and Ottoman for Knoll, USA, 1960s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of two Early Eero Saarinen womb chairs and ottoman for Knoll, USA - 1960s. Newly upholstered in a Knoll fabric. The measurements given apply to the chair. The ottoman measures 55...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Metal

Eero Saarinen Executive Arm Chair for Knoll Associates
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Denver, CO
A handsome Executive arm chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates in excellent vintage condition.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Faux Leather, Plywood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eero Saarinen for knoll womb chair and ottoman reupholstered about 10 years ago in a medium gray fabric. Still looks very good and crazy comfortable! Chrome shows some wear as seen i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Chrome

Rare Midcentury Ottoman or Stool for Knoll
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this wonderful and seldom seen ottoman, bench or stool by Vincent Cafiero for knoll. Featuring a tufted seat in newly recovered Spinneybeck leather. Having ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

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Aluminum, Chrome

Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca Chairs, ca. 1960
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca Chairs, ca. 1960. Pristine condition, these 4 chairs have the older Knoll label on underside. Cane is perfect and wood frames have no cracks or chips. H...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Steel

Individual Vintage Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca Dining Chairs, 1960
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Individual Vintage Marcel Breuer for Knoll Cesca dining chairs, 1960. Model D40 Cantilevered Dining Chair in excellent original condition, with original Knoll labels. The cane is per...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Chrome

Bauhaus Style Set of 4 Spoleto Chairs by Ufficio Tecnico for Knoll International
By Knoll
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Ufficio Tecnico, Knoll’s own team of engineers and designers, created this cantilevered tubular metal chair in 1971 and called it the Spoleto. The Bauhaus inspired chairs are uph...
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Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Knoll

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Steel

Jens Risom, Vostra Easy Lounge Chair, Design 1941 for Walter Knoll, Germany
By Knoll, Walter Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Munster, NRW
Jens Risom for Walter Knoll - Easychair Vostra, 1941 Design from 1941 - model of the 50s, beech frame. This Easychair comes from the private property of an art dealer in Cologne,...
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1940s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Beech

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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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