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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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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

Materials

Chrome

Set of Six Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Brno Flat Bar Chrome and Leather Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
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

Knoll Sliding Door Cabinet
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern long credenza with blue doors and black leather pulls. Ample storage for living or dining room. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

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Wood

  • Knoll Sliding Door Cabinet
  • Knoll Sliding Door Cabinet
  • Knoll Sliding Door Cabinet
  • Knoll Sliding Door Cabinet
H 26 in. W 71 in. D 18 in.
Knoll Associates Tulip Saarinen Stool Original Mustard Leather Upholstery, 1950
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
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

10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Knoll Studio classic, Jens Risom's designs were the first pieces manufactured by Knoll. Due to war-time restrictions on materials, this style chair was originally constructed of si...
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1940s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Knoll

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Cotton, Wood

  • 10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
  • 10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
  • 10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
  • 10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
H 30.6 in. W 17.25 in. D 18 in.
Set of Six Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by: Knoll Studio, Germany, 1929 / c. 1990 Material: chrome-plated steel, leather Size: 22.75 W × 22.5 D × 31.5 H in Fabric manufacturer's label to underside of each exa...
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1990s American Knoll

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Steel

  • Set of Six Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs
  • Set of Six Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs
  • Set of Six Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs
  • Set of Six Mies van der Rohe Brno Chairs
H 31.5 in. W 22.75 in. D 22.5 in.
Warren Platner Wire Series Easy Chair in Knoll Fabric by Knoll
By Warren Platner, Knoll
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

Materials

Steel, Nickel

Sculptural Petal Table by Richard Schultz for Knoll
By Knoll, Richard Schultz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural "Petal" table, designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll, American, circa 1960s. Retains it's wonderfully patinated original finish. This table is a versatile size and is perf...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll

Materials

Metal

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