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Knoll Furniture

American

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.

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Creator: Knoll
Dealer: Century Design Ltd.
Angelo Mangiarotti "8532" Black Marble Bowl for Knoll International c. 1960s
By Knoll, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in St. Louis, MO
Angelo Mangiarotti sculptural Nero Marquina "black" Sculptural marble ashtray, nuts or candy bowl for Knoll International, model # 8532. In excellent condition, little to no use, ver...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Marble

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk Task Executive or Conference Chair - Brown Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in rich dark brown Spinneybeck leather, fully adjustable on 5 star bases on casters. Product...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Krefeld Settee or Sofa in Dark Brown Leather for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in St. Louis, MO
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed Krefeld settee in a rich dark brown leather for Knoll. Recent 2009 production based on his 1930s designs for the Esters and Lange residenc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair on Chrome Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Eero Saarinen for Knoll, executive armchair in original but soiled Knoll Fabric, on chrome legs. Needs to be reupholstered, and foam replaced, otherwise solid. Chrome can be ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Tubular Brno Chairs x 2
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll chrome tubular Brno 245 chairs. Various colors, 1-green and 1-purple. Have acceptable fabric, Chrome is nice condition, some retain lab...
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wide White Diamond Chair & Ottoman with Pink Upholstery
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia for Knoll wide version diamond chair with ottoman, frames are original white paint an original but faded pink Knoll textile covers. Minor scuffs to f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Steel

Restored Vintage Florence Knoll Oval Top Rosewood Dining or Conference Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Restored Mid-Century Modern vintage Florence Knoll oval top dining table / conference or desk in rare book matched rosewood veneer on chrome star...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Early Jens Risom for Knoll Strap Stool
By Knoll, Jens Risom
Located in St. Louis, MO
Early Jens Risom for Knoll strap stool for Knoll, missing label, but date stamped May 15, 1952. Original finish shows age, original strap webbing wor...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Maple

Angelo Mangiarotti "8532" Black Marble Bowl for Knoll International c. 1960s
By Knoll, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in St. Louis, MO
Angelo Mangiarotti sculptural Nero Marquina "black" Sculptural marble ashtray, nuts or candy bowl for Knoll International, model # 8532. In excellent condition, little to no use, ver...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Marble

Pair of Classic Florence Knoll for Knoll Studio Tufted Tan Leather Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Florence Knoll tufted leather lounge chairs, originally designed in 1954, this pair is of recent production. Original Spinneybeck tan leather on satin chrome frame, both an u...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

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Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of six Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of Knoll's most popular designs that achieved supreme comfort through the shape of it...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage Ivory Leather Copper Frame Tubular Knoll Brno Chair, Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage Knoll Brno chair designed by Mies van der Rohe with tubular steel frame. This chair has been lovingly restored with a new ivory leather with a frame powder coated in a rust...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Charles Pollock Leather Desk Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage leather desk for office chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll. In good vintage condition. All wheels work as does swivel base. Height adjusta...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Leather

Early and Rare 'Pre-Production' Harry Bertoia Small Diamond Chair for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Early production small diamond chair with a very usual double wire seat configuration, the typical wire structure is in place but an additional larger space...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Wire

Harry Bertoia for Knoll ”BIRD” Chair
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Harry Bertoia Bird Frame or High Back Diamond. Black metal frame with 4 rubber bushings that let that chair rock slightly. Newer Knoll cover in the last 10-15 years. Cover is very...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

10 Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chairs for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 10 vintage Charles Pollock executive desk chair for Knoll. The ultimate ergonomic, office desk chair designed by this George Nelson apprentice, Charles Pollock. Sold separately.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Leather

Executive Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Charles Pollock for Knoll office desk chair featuring brown leather upholstery. When you think of the perfect Pollock chair this one probably comes to mind. This executive office cha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Metal

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Bauhaus White Leather Barcelona Daybed for Knoll, 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Vicenza, IT
Barcelona daybed, designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe in 1929 and manufactured by Knoll International in 1972. Made of chromed steel and leather. Excellent vintage condition. The B...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Large Chrome Diamond Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Ferndale, MI
Harry Bertoias concept of woven welded steel wire was to present a chair appearing lighter than air. This is the large diamond chair from his wire ser...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of 1970s Trix & Robert Haussmann for Knoll Black Leather Mirror Sofa Settee
By Robert and Trix Haussmann, Knoll
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of 1970s Trix & Robert Haussmann for Knoll 2-seat sofa settee. This pair is made in black leather and mirror. All original collectors condition. The Mirror Sofa...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Mirror, Leather

Mid-Century Modern Charles Pollock Executive Chair for Knoll in Black Leather
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
(1) Charles Pollock chair for Knoll featuring a chrome frame with black leather Upholstery. Pollock chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design. Pollock revolutionized office seating with the introduction of this chair in the 1960s. The chair has proven so popular that it is still manufactured by Knoll to this day. This chair is from the Mid 1990s. No missing buttons and the leather is soft and supple. Has height adjustment (manual). 5 Star base...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

1960s Pollack Executive Chair by Charles Pollack for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A vintage Pollack executive chair on five leg pedestal base featuring his ‘rim technology’ of metal edge banding around the chair’s periphery s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Previously Available Items
Richard Schultz for Knoll 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Executive Desk #4146
By Richard Schultz, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Impressive one owner executive desk ‘model 4146' designed by Richard Schultz and produced by Knoll International in the 1960’s. Desk features gorgeous rosewood veneer, chrome legs wi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Classic Florence Knoll for Knoll Studio Tufted Lounge or Club Chair, Signed
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Florence Knoll tufted cloth lounge or club chair, originally designed in 1954, this chair is of recent production. Original Knoll textile upholste...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll Oval Emperador Marble Top Dining Table, Conference Table or Desk
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Florence Knoll for Knoll dining table with oval Emperador marble top and chrome base. Emperador marble top colors are olive-beige tones, the marble is quarried in Spain. Chro...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Krefeld Brown Leather Lounge Chair for Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mies van der Rohe Krefeld lounge or club chair for Knoll with dark brown Spineybeck leather. Recent production of 2009, based on his 1930s de...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Child's Side Chair
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Early Harry Bertoia for Knoll child's wire coated mesh chair. In vintage condition, with some loss to coating, stains, crazing and having all four original floor glides.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Metal

Early Florence Knoll Credenza in Rosewood with Calacatta Marble Top
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Florence Knoll credenza in rosewood, drawer fronts are book matched with beautiful Calacatta marble top. The 10 drawer Rosewood cabinet has been restored, chrome pulls and base polis...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Metal

Mies van der Rohe Flat Bar Brno Chairs by Knoll, Stainless
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Two Mies van der Rohe flatbar Brno for Knoll in stainless steel with grey blue leather. In excellent condition marked with label. Only minor scuffs to leather see photo. Production y...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

Materials

Stainless Steel

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk, Task, Executive or Conference Chair -Tan Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in tan Spinneybeck leather, fully adjustable on 5 star bases on casters. Production in the mid 2000s...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Steel

Pair of Warren Platner Bronze Dining Chair for Knoll, Need Restoration
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of vintage Warren Platner for Knoll bronze dining chairs for Knoll, circa 1966. I sold the pair shown in the main photo, but now have two that are in need of re-upholstery. Orig...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Bronze

Florence Knoll Oval Marble Top Table ( 2nd table verdi alpi green marble )
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Stainless steel 4 star base table by Florence Knoll with marble top, clearance is 27.7" to bottom of top from floor) 2nd table available in Verdi alpi ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Florence Knoll Round Dining Table
By Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
marble top Florence Knoll round dining table with stainless steel base
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Noguchi child's table with 4 Bertoia children's chairs
By Isamu Noguchi, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Isamu Noguchi designed this cyclone table to work en suite with Harry Bertoia's sculptural wire children's chairs. The child's table is frequently used as a side table. Table
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1950s American Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Metal, Enamel

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.

Questions About Knoll Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the noted furniture brand Herman Miller acquired Knoll in 2021 and announced a new name, MillerKnoll. The new name is meant to take advantage of the long history and reputation that each brand brings to the table and to introduce a new, stronger joint effort to the public. Shop a collection of Herman Miller and Knoll furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll was an architect and furniture designer who greatly influenced mid-century design. She established the furniture company Knoll, Inc., which continues to manufacture pieces inspired by her designs. Knoll died on January 25, 2019, at the age of 101. Find a collection of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Knoll sofa, or a Knole sofa, is an interesting piece of furniture that’s believed to have its origins in the 1600s and to be the precursor to the modern sofa. It features two side-by-side cushions and arms that are as high as the back of the sofa. The most interesting feature is that these arms can often be tied back or dropped to change the profile of the sofa. Find an assortment of Knole sofas from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Florence Knoll, say "FLO-rens Noll." The "K" in the designer's last name is silent. Florence Knoll's maiden name was Florence Marguerite Schust, pronounced "shusht." She changed her name after marrying Hans Knoll in 1946. Find a range of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Andrew B. Cogan is the CEO of Knoll furniture as of December 2021. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board. He took on the role in 2001. Prior to that time, he worked as the company's COO. Shop a range of Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A Parker Knoll chair is designed by the British furniture manufacturing company Parker Knoll. These chairs are considered to be luxurious — they are handmade in the company’s Nottinghamshire factory from high-quality wood and feature plush upholstery in leather as well as in a variety of fabrics. Find Parker Knoll chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How to date Knoll furniture depends on the piece. Some pieces feature stickers that bear the brand's name and logo, and the graphics changed over the years. By comparing the style of the logo to samples online, you can estimate the age of the piece. In some cases, the manufacturing year may appear on the sticker. To date a Knoll chair, look for the tag sewn on the back of the seat cushion. Often, the manufacturer prints the date there. You'll find a collection of expertly vetted Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    MillerKnoll owns Knoll furniture. The company formed when Herman Miller, Inc., acquired Knoll, Inc., on April 19, 2021. The publicly traded company operates from its headquarters in Zeeland, Michigan. Andi Owen serves as its CEO, as of December 2021. Shop a collection of Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Knoll maintains manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, and Italy. Countless designers have worked for Knoll over the years to create exquisite furniture that’s beloved by collectors worldwide. Shop a collection of antique and contemporary Knoll chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll produced her furniture designs largely in a factory located in East Greenville, Pennsylvania. As of December 2021, the company she founded, Knoll, Inc., manufactures furniture in the same factory, as well as in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Muskegon, Michigan; Toronto, Canada; and Foligno and Graffignana, Italy. Find a selection of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll lived in the U.S. throughout her life. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on May 24, 1917, and she died in Coral Gables, Florida, on January 25, 2019. From 1940 to 1941, she attended the Chicago Armour Institute in Chicago, Illinois. After that, she lived and worked in New York City for many years. On 1stDibs, find a range of Florence Knoll furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    The history of the Knoll sofa began in 1954. The sofa was made during American designer and entrepreneur Florence Knoll’s direction of the Knoll Planning Unit, the company's pioneering "design consultant service" that would define the look of the postwar workplace. The versatile Florence Knoll sofa, with its angular silhouette and tasteful mix of textures, could as easily fit into the glass lobby of a skyscraper as the living room of a home. That same year, Florence Knoll also introduced a companion lounge chair that coordinated with the sofa. Knoll, Inc. continues to produce the Florence Knoll sofa over half a century after it was introduced, and vintage models are still prized for their sturdy construction and timeless qualities. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Florence Knoll sofas.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Where Parker Knoll sofas are made has changed over time. In 2016, the luxury furniture maker moved its factory to Castlewood, Nottinghamshire. Prior to the relocation, the company produced most of its pieces in London and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Parker Knoll sofas from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Knoll began to stamp their furniture in 2004. An authentic stamp consists of the brand's name printed in the correct font. Normally, the manufacturer places the stamp on the upper section of the base. Shop a selection of expertly vetted Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll made a number of well-known furniture designs and founded the company Knoll, Inc. Some of her most acclaimed pieces include the Florence Knoll lounge chair, the Florence Knoll sofa, the Florence Knoll bench and the Florence Knoll settee. Shop a variety of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy Parker Knoll furniture through an authorized dealer. The manufacturer partners with brick-and-mortar stores all over the world and also works with some online platforms. While you can browse the entire selection of current Parker Knoll designs on their official website, you cannot buy directly from the company online. Shop a collection of Parker Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    What Florence Knoll called the Womb chair after it was created is unknown. However, its creator Eero Saarinen stated that Knoll inspired him to make the piece by asking him to design the most comfortable chair ever, saying specifically that she wanted something that felt like "a basket full of pillows." Presented with the challenge, Saarinen went primal. What, the designer figured, better signifies the very essence of comfort than the womb? "It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never really felt comfortable and secure since they left the womb,” the designer said of his chair. Find a selection of vintage Womb chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Florence Knoll didn't usually put a number on her pieces. To identify Florence Knoll furniture, look for a tag or mark that bears the name "Knoll" or "Knoll, Inc." On chairs, the labels are usually on the bottom cushion. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Florence Knoll furniture.

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