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Knoll Furniture

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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1 Restored Polished Aluminum Toledo Chair Designed by Jorge Pensi for Knoll
By Knoll, Jorge Pensi
Located in Pasadena, TX
One vintage Toledo chairs designed by Jorge Pensi for Amat distributed by Knoll. Made of reinforced thermo-treated cast aluminum, these chairs are ideal for outdoor use but are versa...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Aluminum

1 Davis Allen for Knoll Oak Exeter Dining Chair
By Davis Allen, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Classic meets modern in these chairs by Davis Allen for Knoll. 1983 Oak frames with green and beige upholstery. Multiple available. The seat height is 18.5" and the arm height is ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Set of 3 Knoll Chip Piiroinen Stools by Antti Kotilainen
By Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Knoll Antti Kotilainen 2002 Set of 3 Knoll Chip Piiroinen Stools by Antti Kotilainen Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen created Chip with graceful lines and rhythmic curves sugg...
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2010s American Post-Modern Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Vintage Pair of Pfister Lounge in Suede with Down Cushions
By Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage pair of Pfister lounge chairs for Knoll. Light tan leather with down cushions. Very good condition  
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Leather

One Vintage Jens Risom for Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Fabric, Maple

Midcentury Knoll Hannah Morrison Coffee Table
By Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
4 Ft Mid Century Knoll Hannah & Morrison Coffee Table Andrew Morrison and Bruce Hannah defined their design philosophy as an attempt to "round all the corners in the world" and to ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Vintage Set of Eight Handkerchief Armchairs by Vignelli for Knoll
By Knoll, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage set of (8) eight Knoll Handkerchief armchairs by Massimo Vignelli Inspired by the lightness and organic ease of a handkerchief drifting in the wind.Fantastic chairs with er...
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Late 20th Century American Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Mid Century Leather Executive Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Steel, Leather

1 Stainless Steel Flatbar Mies van der Rohe Brno Chair for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Iconic pieces from the incredibly creative Bauhaus period of design by Mies van der Rohe. Flatbar Brno chairs in stainless steel and upholstered in a green or blue-grey ultra suede ...
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1970s American Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Maple Frame Knoll Sofa by Lewis Butler for Knoll
By Knoll, Lewis Butler for Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1950s American Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Teak

Gwathmey-Siegel Double Pedestal Executive Desk for Knoll
By Knoll, Gwathmey Siegel & Assoc
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage five foot walnut double pedestal executive desk designed by Gwathmey and Siegel for Knoll. This desk features a very nice curve along the tabletop and five drawers with a l...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Walnut

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1 Platner Coffee Table Designed by Warren Platner for Knoll
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Vintage Ivory Leather Copper Frame Tubular Knoll Brno Chair, Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Set of Eight Mandarin Dining Chairs Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Pair of Restored Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs
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Pair of Vintage Brass Barcelona Chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Brass

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