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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
$4,064
Styles
Materials
Mies Van Der Rohe Leather MR10 Chair for Knoll, 1970
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Chicago, IL
Mies van der Rohe leather MR10 chair for Knoll, 1970. Original leather.
Category

1970s Vintage Knoll

Materials

Chrome

Brown Leather Barcelona Daybed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Iconic original brown leather patchwork daybed designed by Mies van der Rohe, produced by Knoll in the 1960s. Beautiful patina and very good quality leather upholstery designed mattr...
Category

1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Charles Pollock by Knoll Executive Chair, 1970s
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Germantown, MD
Fabulous Executive armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. Each chair is comprised of brown leather seat and back with button detail, aluminum band, chrome shaft, black plastic arms,...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Red Wire Diamond Lounge Patio Chair by Harry Bertoia Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic diamond chair designed by Harry Bertoia and produced by Knoll. This chair features a red factory powder coat. Always used indoors but could be used as a patio chair.
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Wire

Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1980s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Lasne, BE
chromed metal armchairs. Seat height: 43 cm. wear due to time and age of the armchairs.
Category

1980s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Metal

  • Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1980s
  • Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1980s
  • Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1980s
  • Diamond Chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1980s
H 29.93 in. W 33.47 in. D 29.14 in.
Joe D'urso
By Joe D'Urso, Knoll
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Polished stainless steel with safety glass tables designed by Joe D’Urso for Knoll. This low rolling cube form table is Model 6027T and is from the Minimalist line D’Urso designed fo...
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Joe D'urso
  • Joe D'urso
  • Joe D'urso
  • Joe D'urso
H 16.5 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Knoll Barcelona Stools by Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Atlanta, GA
Iconic Pair of Barcelona stools or ottomans, designed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, American, circa 2000s. Retains Knoll tag underneath. They have been cleaned and a leather condit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Knoll

Materials

Metal

Design Classic: Mies Van Der Rohe, Set of Six Brno Chairs for Knoll, 1980s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Renens, CH
Set of of six BRNO Chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, produced by Gavina for Knoll during the 1980s. These cantilever chairs were originally designed during the 1930s for use in ...
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Steel

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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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