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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 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 1stDibs, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.

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Warren Platner Wire Series Easy Chair in Knoll Fabric by Knoll
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Utrecht, NL
Sculptural and graceful iconic lounge chair model 1705 by Warren Platner designed in 1962 for Knoll International. Nickel-plated steel wire frame executed from steel rods and extensi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Steel, Nickel

Jens Risom for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dining or Game Table, Refinished
By Knoll
Located in South Bend, IN
A sleek and stylish walnut Mid-Century Modern dining or game table By Jens Risom for Knoll USA, 20th Century Measures: 57"W x 34"D x 28.5"H. Knee clearance: 27.5"H. Newly...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

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Walnut

Vintage "Womb" Tan Leather Chair with Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 36in H x 41.50in W x 37in D Seat height 15.50in Ottoman: 13.50in H x 25in W x 20in D.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of chrome with period 1970 purple fabric diamond chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Foam has dry spots. Fabric has faded a bit.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Chrome

Set of Six Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Brno Flat Bar Chrome and Leather Chairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Set of six classic Brno chairs designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1930 and manufactured in 2007 by Knoll. Simple and elegant cantilevered design that will never go out of style....
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

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Chrome

Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chair
By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural and graceful iconic lounge chair model 1705 by Warren Platner designed in 1962 for Knoll International. Upholstered in luxurious rust velvet with anodized black wire frame...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

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Metal

  • Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chair
  • Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chair
  • Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chair
  • Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chair
H 39 in. W 40 in. D 33 in.
Knoll Associates Tulip Saarinen Stool Original Mustard Leather Upholstery, 1950
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern early Knoll Associates Tulip Eero Saarinen stool designed in the 1950s. Painted aluminum tulip stand in a cream finish and upholstered in original dark Mustard co...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Aluminum

Set of Four Eero Saarinen for Knoll International Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of four model 72 chairs, in wood and yellow fabric, United States 1948. Set of four organic shaped chairs designed by Eero Saarinen. A ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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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.

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. In stock are 945 vintage editions of these items, while there are 76 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original Knoll furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 18th century and earlier. Many customers also consider furniture from Herman Miller Furniture, Milo Baughman Furniture and Edward Wormley Furniture when they are looking for additional options. Knoll Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $173 and tops out at $51,888, while pieces like these can sell for $3,650 on average.