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 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 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.

Joaquim Tenreiro Style Peroba Lounge Chairs in leather for Knoll & Forma Brazil
Joaquim Tenreiro Style Peroba Lounge Chairs in ...
Knoll, Joaquim Tenreiro
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
A pair of Peroba wood chairs upholstered in a rich caramel leather. Forma distributed and produced many designs by Knoll in the 1960s. These are essentially Brazilian Knoll chairs as...
Barcelona Stools by Mies Van Der Rohe

Barcelona Stools by Mies Van Der Rohe

By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Barcelona Stools by Mies Van Der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stainless Steel, Leather
Pair of early ottomans by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll.
Pair of Modernist Bentwood Mahogany and Leather Chairs by Don Pettit for Knoll
Pair of Modernist Bentwood Mahogany and Leather...
Knoll, Don Pettit
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Pair of modernist bentwood mahogany and leather chairs by Don Pettit for Knoll, nice original condition. Minor wear and crazing to original black leather seat and back. Retain origin...
Set of  12 Early Knoll Saarinen Executive Armchairs with Bentwood Legs
Set of 12 Early Knoll Saarinen Executive Armch...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Bentwood
Matched set of twelve early Knoll Saarinen executive armchairs with bentwood legs, pair of Knoll Saarinen Executive armchairs 1950s design. Molded reinforced polyurethane shell Con...
Eero Saarinen Set of Four Executive Chairs for Knoll
Eero Saarinen Set of Four Executive Chairs for ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Beech
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of four chairs model 71A, in wood and beige brown fabric, United States, 1948. Four iconic armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen. This ic...
Eero Saarinen Set of Four Chairs in Cognac Leather
Eero Saarinen Set of Four Chairs in Cognac Leather
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Faux Leather
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of four chairs model 72, metal and cognac leather, United States, 1948. Set of four organic shaped chairs designed by Eero Saarinen. Th...
Franco Albini Desk for Knoll
Franco Albini Desk for Knoll
Knoll, Franco Albini
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Glass, Wood
Franco Albini for Knoll, Albini desk 1928, glass, wood and chromed steel, Italy, design from 1949 Franco Albini’s 1928 desk combines glass, steel and wood which resulted in a mini...
Set of Two Early Jens Risom Armchairs by Knoll with New Leather Webbing
Set of Two Early Jens Risom Armchairs by Knoll ...
Knoll, Jens Risom
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Wood
Set of two early Jens Risom armchairs by Knoll (labeled) with new high quality leather webbing. Excellent vintage condition.
Set of Ten Brown Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs by Knoll
Set of Ten Brown Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Classic Eero Saarinen executive armchairs, manufactured by Knoll Furniture, with its sculptural form and modern finishing. The chair has the classic open scoop where the back meets t...
Gae Aulenti "Jumbo" Marble Table
Gae Aulenti "Jumbo" Marble Table
Knoll
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble
Aulenti for Knoll "Jumbo" table 4 sets of columns on each corner supports one inch thick marble slab of Rosso Alicante a marble that comes from Spain. A beautiful stone with white an...
Vintage Pair of White Leather Eero Saarinen Grasshopper Lounge Chairs for Knoll
Vintage Pair of White Leather Eero Saarinen Gra...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs
Leather
Great condition White leather upholstery.
Mid-Century Modern Marble Tulip Round Cocktail Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Mid-Century Modern Marble Tulip Round Cocktail ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Marble
An early example of Eero Saarinen's Tulip table prosuced by Knoll in the early 1960s. This table features a cast iron weighted aluminum base with circular marble top. All original in...
Bent Plywood Desk Chair by Odelberg Olsen
Knoll, Odelberg Olsen
Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Wood
Elegant blonde wood and steel Industrial desk chair by Swedish designer Odelberg Olsen in all original condition. These chairs were imported and retailed by Knoll, and this chair was...
"Empire" Chair in Molded Plywood
Knoll, Robert Venturi
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chairs
Plywood
"Empire" chair in molded plywood with laminated finish in the "Grandmother" pattern. Designed by Robert Venturi for Knoll, USA, 1984.
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
Saarinen meets Coco Chanel. Newly upholstered in a rich textured fabric by Pierre Frey. Measures: Ottoman is 16" H x 25.5" W x 20" D.
Herman Miller Shell Chair
Knoll, Herman Miller
Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Classic Mid-Century Modern office chair on swivel base in black leather. Molded fiberglass seat with arms on aluminum base. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer)...
Midcentury Bucket Chair By Herman Miller
Knoll, Herman Miller
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Molded fiberglass chair set on aluminum rolling base. Great vintage modern office design for the modern home. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
Cini Boeri for Knoll Gradual Black Leather Sofa...
Knoll, Cini Boeri
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats
Leather, Plastic
A pair of uncommon black leather and plastic gradual lounge small sofas or love seats by Cini Boeri for Knoll. Molded black ABS plastic frame is equal parts 1960s mod and 1970s Fu...
Early Knoll Butterfly Chair by Jorge Ferrari-Ha...
Knoll, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
This is a nice early vintage example. I believe the original leather sling should be brought to a leather shop for some repair. Corners in some areas are worn. More picture available.
Warren Platner for Knoll Midcentury Dining Chairs
Knoll, Warren Platner
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Nickel
Up for sale are a pair of Warren Platner for Knoll dining chairs with nickel frames. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and are characteristic of Platner's playfu...
Charles Pollock for Knoll Office Chairs in Burg...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
For your consideration are icons of Mid-Century Modern design -- office chairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. These chairs, with a hard plastic back, aluminum frame and tufted lea...
Warren Platner for Knoll Side Table in Walnut a...
Knoll, Warren Platner
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Bronze, Walnut
For your consideration is an icon of Mid-Century Modern design, the Warren Platner for Knoll side table with a walnut top. Platner revolutionized design with his playful wire seri...
Rare Eero Saarinen for Knoll Chairs on Aluminum...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Knoll Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum, Fiberglass
For your consideration are a pair of rare and early Eero Saarinen for Knoll side chairs. These early production examples are evidenced by the unusual base structure and "Knoll Ass...
Tabacco Leather Hardoy Butterfly Chair
Knoll, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather
Vintage tabacco leather Hardoy Butterfly chair for knoll. A classic accent chair whose design is effortlessly minimal. Our 1960s example has a thick, smoky tabacco leather sling that...
Knoll Studio Saarinen Pedestal Collection Marbl...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble, Aluminum, Iron
A late 1990s Knoll Studio Pedestal collection marble side table designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956. The most iconic and timeless of Mid-Century Modern tables, with a round ivory-to...
Eero Saarinen Set of 4 Swiveling Tulip Chairs, ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Aluminum, Fabric, Fiberglass, Foam
Set of 4 swiveling Tulip chairs with cast aluminum bases by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, American 1960s (“Made in Italy” Knoll Labels on bottoms and underside of cushions read "Knoll").
Midcentury Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Metal
Midcentury Saarinen Executive chairs in brown leather. All with adjustable pneumatic height and tilt positions. This iconic design has been a favorite in both the home and corporate ...
Warren Platner for Knoll Easy Chair and Ottoman
Knoll, Warren Platner
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Fabric
Warren Platner for Knoll, easy chair 'model 1705' and ottoman, steel and brown fabric, United States, design 1966, production later. This iconic easy chair by Warren Platner is cr...
Warren Platner Bronze Stool
Knoll, Warren Platner
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Bronze, Upholstery
This dates 1960s. It is bronze patinated, not paint like the newer versions. We only have one available.
Vintage Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
A Womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in "Crimson" Boucle fabric and chrome base. USA, circa 2010. Signed. Available for rental; located in New York City. Seat height: 16.5 i...
Black Knoll Tulip Table in Ebonized Walnut
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...
Aluminum, Walnut
Wood: 1.0625" thick; veneered medium density fiberboard with cathedral grain pattern; solid wood bevelled edge. Base includes attached sub-top, tabletop attaches to sub-top with thre...
Knoll Kazuhide Takahama "Suzanne" sofa Settee L...
Knoll, Kazuhide Takahama
Vintage 1970s Loveseats
Great condition and very comfortable.
Pair of Early Barcelona Lounge Chairs by Mies V...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs
Pair of early Barcelona lounge chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll. Great vintage condition.
Set of 4 Knoll Chrome Harry Bertoia Chairs for ...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
Great set of 4 chrome and cloth seat pad chairs designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, circa 1970s in good condition with a blue seat pad and tags in material solid and sturdy.
Stainless Steel Knoll Ludwig Mies Van Der Roe B...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1970s American International Style Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stainless Steel, Glass
Older Barcelona table designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Roe in 1929. This table was produces by Knoll and has a polished stainless steel frame. The frame is signed. The frame shows nor...
Rare Stump Coffee Table by Lucia Mercer for Knoll
Knoll, Lucia Mercer
Late 20th Century American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Extremely rare coffee table version of Mercer's stump side table. Very few of these coffee tables were produced. Made of solid granite. Signed. Made by Knoll.
Florence Knoll Conference Table or Dining Table
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Oak
Florence Knoll for Knoll, custom ordered for standard oil in Los Angeles large-scale table, features book-matched bleached oak veneer with classic Knoll beveled edge, square tubular ...
Jens Risom Bracket Back Sofa
Knoll, Jens Risom
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Walnut
Risom for Risom Inc. three seat sofa; Solid oiled-walnut base holds sofa frame securely, rebuilt completely and reupholstered with great plains cotton-poly blend.  
1960s by Angelo Mangiarotti for Knoll Design Ma...
Knoll, Angelo Mangiarotti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Marble
Angelo Mangiarotti by Knoll marble sculpture vase.
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Oval Tulip Table
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ta...
Laminate
This table is 78" oval with a white laminate top. Has the Knoll studio stamp.
Bird Chair and Ottoman by Harry Bertoia for Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Wool
The 'Bird' chair was designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. This piece probably dates from the 2000s and shows very light signs of use. Tan, textured removable upholstery on st...
Pair of Red Armless Lounge Chairs by Florence K...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
Excellent pair of parallel bar armless lounge chairs design by Florence Knoll for Knoll. These have been expertly reupholstered in crimson Knoll classic boucle. The chromed steel fra...
Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe Knoll Lounge Chairs
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mohair, Teak
Pair of Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll lounge chairs, circa late 1960s. These examples originally designed for the Seagram's building retain their original velvet mohair upholstery and ...
Lewis Butler for Knoll Walnut and Maple Sofa af...
Knoll, Jens Risom, Lewis Butler
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Maple, Walnut
A great design from the mid-1950s that you just don't see that often. A Classic strapped sofa by Lewis Butler and produced by Knoll Associates. Very reminiscent of Jens Risom & G...
Rare Florence Knoll Rosewood Pair of Nightstand...
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands
Rosewood
Florence Knoll nightstand, pair in original condition Knoll USA , 1956 Rosewood Measure: 18 W x 18 D x 20 H inches. Pair of nightstands have a single drawer above a lower shelf.
Florence Knoll Rosewood and Chrome Mirror
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Chrome, Rosewood
Rare Knoll mirror, rosewood and chrome mirror, can be displayed vertically or horizontally.
Isamu Noguchi End or Side Table
Knoll, Isamu Noguchi
Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Metal
Noguchi for Knoll Cyclone table, steel spokes with laminated top and birchwood base, original condition with Knoll label.
Florence Knoll Dining Table or Desk
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Oak
Florence Knoll for Knoll International oval dining table or executive desk. Attractive oakwood-grained top with bevelled edge, X base, solid plated steel legs, plastic glides.   L...
Richard Schultz Executive Desk
Richard Schultz, Knoll
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Chrome, Wood
Schultz for Knoll teak wood desk, features 2 drawers and one file drawer with a left and right pull-out writing surface. Solid chrome-plated uprights with inlaid chrome design detai...
Vintage Grasshopper Lounge Chair by Eero Saarin...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Birch
An early vintage example of the 'Grasshopper' chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates. Constructed of laminated birch plywood arms and legs and molded into a grasshopper...
Round Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll
Knoll, Florence Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Tables
54" Round wooden top on four star chrome base. Table is in excellent condition.
Midcentury Brno Chairs in Leather by Mies van d...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Leather, Chrome
Up to three midcentury Brno chairs in gray leather on a polished stainless steel frame. Produced by Knoll. Each one has never been used and in excellent condition. This is the Thin-s...
Mid-Century Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Dining Table ...
Isamu Noguchi, Knoll
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Chrome, Laminate
Designed by Isamu Noguchi. The hard to find 35'' diameter top is a perfect apartment size dining, game or kitchen table. This striking design features a white laminate top with ex...
Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Charles Pollock for Knoll office desk chairs featuring leather upholstery. This executive office chair is an icon of Mid-Century Modern design and has been in continuous production b...
Mid-Century Barcelona Chair by Knoll
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Midcentury Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair for Knoll in black leather and chrome finish. The classic chair that helped define Mid-Century Modernism. Knoll label on the cus...
Midcentury Marc Held Culbuto Rocking Chair with...
Knoll, Marc Held
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Fiberglass
Marc Held was the first and only French designer by Knoll. The Culbuto chair was only produced for a short period of time (1967-1970) and only a handful exist. This is the high back ...
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Chairs for Re...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
For your consideration are up to 11 Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs. Note: These chairs need and are intended for those who want to reupholster. These chairs are icons...
Eero Saarinen Tulip Stools for Knoll in Fabric
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools
Set of three tulip stools designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956 for Knoll. Two of them are upholstered with navy blue fabric and the third one with dark green fabric. Stools bear origina...
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