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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.

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Tobia Scarpa 'Bastiano' Armchair by Knoll, 1970s
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H 29.14 in. W 35.83 in. D 30.71 in.
Warren Platner Steel and Glass Dining Table for Knoll
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Pair of Florence Knoll Credenzas
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Florence Knoll Pair of credenzas Knoll Associates USA, 1961 design date Oak veneer, marble, chrome-plated steel, aluminum. One cabinet has adjustable shelving. The tops of ...
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  • Pair of Florence Knoll Credenzas
  • Pair of Florence Knoll Credenzas
  • Pair of Florence Knoll Credenzas
  • Pair of Florence Knoll Credenzas
H 25.5 in. W 74.75 in. D 18 in.
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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. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Knoll furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 938 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original Knoll furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider furniture by Herman Miller, Milo Baughman and Edward Wormley if you’re looking for additional options. Knoll furniture prices can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $295 and tops out at $54,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,766 on average.