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Knoll Furniture

Knoll (USA)
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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Pr. Eero Saarinen Tulip Chairs by Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Nice pair of Saarinen design tulip chairs, marked Knoll 655 Madison Ave. Both chairs are in good, original condition, free of cracks, chips or structural damage. Both show minor pain...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

Set of 8 Brno Dining Chairs Van Der Rohe Design by Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 dining chairs known as the Brno chair, originally designed by Ludwig Meis van der Rohe, this set was produced by Knoll, probably circa 1970's vintage. Top quality black leat...
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Mid-20th Century American International Style Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

5 Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Saarinen design for Knoll executive arm chairs, circa 1970s. These chairs are in good, original condition, showing some cosmetic wear to fabric, usable as is, or can be reupho...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Wassily Chair Attributed to Knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
Nice early Wassily chair in rich brown patinated leather and chrome. This example shows some cosmetic wear, notably significant wear to chrome elements which run front to back, under...
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Mid-20th Century Italian International Style Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Constructivist Memphis Armchairs Made in Yugoslavia Distributed by Knoll
By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Interesting and unusual pair of arm chairs marked Yugoslavia, distributed by Knoll. The chairs show the influences of a variety of modern style, from Renie Macintosh Vienna Secession...
Category

Late 20th Century Macedonian Post-Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs for IBM
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel, Upholstery

Bertoia for Knoll Stool
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Classic Bertoia design counter stool manufactured by Knoll International, circa 1950s-1960s. This example is in very good original condition, showing only light cosmetic wear, normal...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Rare Pair of Risom for Knoll 666 Chairs
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Bertoia Childs Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Classic midcentury child's chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. This example is circa 1960s, it is in good condition, showing only expected cosmetic wear, normal and consistent...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

Saarinen for Knoll Pedestal Dining Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

Classic Knoll Angle Steel Coffee Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Knoll design bench coffee table, white laminate top, black angle steel frame. This example retains the original Knoll Park Ave label (1961-1970), small chip to laminate top, o...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel

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Pair of Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs for IBM
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Slick pair of Knoll Executive chairs, designed by Saarinen. The chairs have chrome legs, and brown tweed upholstery, both are in fine, clean condition, supple, cushy and ready to use...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Two Bertoia Knoll Diamond Chairs
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
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Classic Bertoia diamond chair, manufactured Knoll. These chairs are being offered and priced individually but we would love to see them stay together. Both show very light cosmetic w...
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Wrought Iron

  • Two Bertoia Knoll Diamond Chairs
  • Two Bertoia Knoll Diamond Chairs
  • Two Bertoia Knoll Diamond Chairs
  • Two Bertoia Knoll Diamond Chairs
H 30.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Bertoia for Knoll Dining Chairs
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Nice pair of dining chairs designed by Bertoia for Knoll. Matched pair, both in very good, original condition, both retain Knoll 655 Madison Ave labels (circa 1980s). Measures: Seat ...
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Pair of Bertoia for Knoll Dining Chairs
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By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Florence Knoll sofa, on hard to find rosewood base, recently reupholstered in top grade gray moat fabric. If you are looking for classic and timeless mid century design, this ...
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By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Jorge Ferrari- Hardoy design butterfly tan leather sling chair. Originally designed in 1938, and produced by Knoll from 1947-1973. I believe this example date from the 1950's....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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  • Hardoy Tan Leather Butterfly Chair
  • Hardoy Tan Leather Butterfly Chair
  • Hardoy Tan Leather Butterfly Chair
  • Hardoy Tan Leather Butterfly Chair
H 33.5 in. W 32 in. D 24 in.
Saarinen for Knoll Oval Dining Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Classic Saarinen for Knoll oval walnut top, cast base Tulip dining table. Hard to find the large oval examples, this one is in very good, original, clean ready to use condition. The ...
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  • Saarinen for Knoll Oval Dining Table
  • Saarinen for Knoll Oval Dining Table
  • Saarinen for Knoll Oval Dining Table
H 29 in. W 96 in. D 54 in.
Set of Eight Knoll Brno Chairs
By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
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