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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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Angelo Mangiarotti "8532" Black Marble Ashtray for Knoll International, c. 1960s
By Knoll, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in St. Louis, MO
Angelo Mangiarotti sculptural Nero Marquina "black" marble ashtray, nut or candy bowl for Knoll International, model # 8532. In excellent condition, little to no use, very clean. No ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Marble

Restored Vintage Florence Knoll Oval Top Rosewood Dining or Conference Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Restored Mid-Century Modern vintage Florence Knoll oval top dining table / conference or desk in rare book matched rosewood veneer on chrome star base. The rosewood has been refinish...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Oval Emperador Marble Top Dining Table, Conference Table or Desk
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair on Chrome Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Chrome

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wide White Diamond Chair & Ottoman with Pink Upholstery
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in St. Louis, MO
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel, Upholstery

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Krefeld Brown Leather Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Early Jens Risom for Knoll Strap Stool
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in St. Louis, MO
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Maple

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Child's Side Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in St. Louis, MO
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

Mies van der Rohe Flat Bar Brno Chairs by Knoll, Stainless
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel, Leather

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk, Task, Executive or Conference Chair -Tan Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in tan Spinneybeck leather, fully adjustable on 5 star bases on casters. Production in the mid 2000s, this chair is no longer in pro...
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel

Pair of Florence Knoll Leather Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Leather, Chrome

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Krefeld Brown Leather Lounge Chair for Knoll
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Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair on Chrome Legs
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1950s Ben Seibel Brass Biomorphic Ashtray for Jenfred-Ware
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Lagardo Tackett Ceramic Planter Model S-04 for Architectural Pottery circa 1960s
By Lagardo Tackett
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Ceramic, Wood

Mies van der Rohe Flat Bar Brno Chairs by Knoll, Stainless
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Pair of Warren Platner Bronze Dining Chair for Knoll, Need Restoration
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of vintage Warren Platner for Knoll bronze dining chairs for Knoll, circa 1966. I sold the pair shown in the main photo, but now have two that are in need of re-upholstery. Orig...
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Florence Knoll Oval Marble Top Table ( 2nd table verdi alpi green marble )
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Stainless steel 4 star base table by Florence Knoll with marble top, clearance is 27.7" to bottom of top from floor) 2nd table available in Verdi alpi green marble see top below.
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Florence Knoll Round Dining Table
By Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
marble top Florence Knoll round dining table with stainless steel base
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Early Florence Knoll Credenza in Rosewood with Calacatta Marble Top
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
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