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Knoll Furniture

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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 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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Midcentury Knoll Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Stainless Steel Flat Bar Chairs-Pair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for his renowned Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic, the Brno chair reflects the groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment. He ...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Stainless Steel

One Vintage Jens Risom for Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
One mid-century modern armless lounge chair designed by Jens Risom for Knoll originally in 1946. This early design has a hard maple frame with new linen upholstery.
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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 c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

1 Knoll Pollock Executive Swivel Armchair Black Leather
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Knoll Pollock Executive Swivel armchair black leather 1956 Design Charles Pollock’s 1965 executive chair, now considered one of Knoll’s most memorable designs, features a chrome rim that supports the chair both structurally and visually Stainless steel cap over steel armature base on casters or glides. Tufted leather with polyurethane and polyester padding over molded shell...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Leather

One Red Executive Knoll Pollock Chair
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
First designed in 1963, Charles Pollock’s timeless design continues to be produced by Knoll in a variety of finishes. The Pollock executive chair features what the designer describ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Metal

53" Knoll Platner Dining Table and Chairs
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Pasadena, TX
Knoll platner dining table and chairs In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the “decorative, gentle, graceful” shapes that were b...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

1 Charles Pfister for Knoll Lounge Chair
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Located in Pasadena, TX
Charles Pfister for Knoll Lounge Chairs Designed by Pfister and manufactured by Knoll, these cube lounge chairs are a classic design that ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Fabric

Set of 4 Vintage Knoll Mies Van Der Rhoe Barcelona Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 4 Knoll Mies Van der Rhoe Barcelona Chairs. Iconic Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona lounge chair for Knoll Internationa...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Knoll Chairs
By Knoll, Jeffrey Bernett
Located in Pasadena, TX
(30) Knoll 2000 "Moment" arm chairs Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk Taking its cue from the cantilevered form of the classic Tubular Brno chair by Ludwig Mies van...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Birdseye Maple Knoll Reff Conference Table
By Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
84" Birdseye maple Knoll reff conference table Beautiful maple top with Knoll Reff polished chrome base. Media cable access.  
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Birdseye Maple

Pair of Pfister Style Lounge Chairs in Suede with Down Cushions
By Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pait of Pfister Style Lounge Chairs Light tan leather with down cushions. Very comfortable.
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

Materials

Leather

Vintage Set of Six 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 ...
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Late 20th Century American Knoll Furniture

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Chrome

Vintage Maple Frame Knoll Sofa by Lewis Butler for Knoll
By Lewis Butler for Knoll, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage maple frame Knoll sofa by Lewis Butler for Knoll. An arm-less sofa with walnut back legs, cotton web seats and back support. A great example of classic Knoll style and substa...
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1950s American Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Teak

1 Knoll Don Petitt Model #1105 Armchair
By Don Pettit, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 vintage Knoll Don Petitt model #1105 oak armchair Bentwood armchairs by Don Petitt for Knoll. Sculpted oak comprise legs and arms as well as the seat b...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Furniture

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Wood, Oak

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Warren Platner for Knoll Center Table in Glass and Steel
By Warren Platner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner for Knoll, dining table, glass and chrome-plated metal, United States, circa 1966 This iconic center table by Warren Platner (1919-2006) is created by welding curved...
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Charles Pollock Executive Office Chair for Knoll
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Charles Pollock Executive Office Chair for Knoll International (1963) Design: Button-tufted black leather seat and backing on a chrome base with four casters. Dimensions: 32.25" H ...
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Charles Pollock Leather Desk Chair for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
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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10 Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
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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Saarinen Executive Armchair in Saddle Leather, Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in our very own workroom. We’ve restored these chairs using a supple Italian Leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Furniture

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Charles Pollock Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Charles Pollock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Marble Dining Table by Warren Platner for Knoll
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Barcelona, ES
Marble dining table designed by Warren Platner for Knoll, USA, 1966. Calacatta marble top and polished nickel steel base.
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Post Modern Office Desk Side Dining Chair by Steelcase
By Steelcase, Charles Pollock
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Pair Saarinen Knoll Executive Chairs Black Leather Tilt Swivel Height Adjustable
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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Walnut Round Dining Table by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
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Pair of Vintage Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Flat Bar Brno Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
These vintage modern Brno flat bar chairs are sleek and timeless. Chairs feature cantilevered, heavy stainless steel flat-bar frames. The seat, backrest and the arched armrests newly...
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KNOLL Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs- Textured Knoll Upholstery 7 available
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Hudson, NY
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Located in Pasadena, TX
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1 Knoll Don Petitt Model #1105 Armchair
By Don Pettit, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1 Knoll Generation Task Chair
By Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
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1 Knoll Generation Task Chair
1 Knoll Generation Task Chair
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Set of '2' Knoll Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Flat Bar Chairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for his renowned Tugendhat house in Brno, Czech Republic, the Brno chair reflects the groundbreaking simplicity of its original environment. He ...
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Located in Pasadena, TX
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Located in Pasadena, TX
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By Knoll, Jorge Pensi
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Located in Pasadena, TX
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Ten Davis Allen for Knoll Oak Exeter Chairs
By Knoll, Davis Allen
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Late 20th Century American Knoll Furniture

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Gary Lee for Knoll Sofa
By Knoll, Gary Lee
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Gary Lee for Knoll Sofa
H 28 in W 79 in D 29 in
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By Knoll, Lewis Butler for Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
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8' Vintage Oval Oak Table by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
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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 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 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 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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