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Knoll Armchairs

Mid-century modern design in America wouldn’t look the way it does without Knoll. The company’s acclaimed seatinglounge chairs, armchairs, office chairs and other furnishings created by a who’s who of designers and by Knoll’s pioneering cofounder, Florence Knoll (1917–2019) — helped define high-rise corporate culture and was rapidly adopted for use in living rooms, where it endures as a timeless favorite all over the world.

“Many of the designs that he had at that time were ones that I did not approve of,” Florence Knoll once recalled of her German-born husband, Hans Knoll (1914–55), the son of German modernist furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll. A native of Michigan, Florence already had a world-class immersion in design when she met Hans. Orphaned at age 12, she was enrolled at Kingswood School, part of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, which became the go-to school for legends of mid-century design. Florence became very close with Cranbrook head Eliel Saarinen, his wife and their son, Eero. She later studied with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and worked for Marcel Breuer and Bauhaus school founder Walter Gropius. When Florence married Hans in 1946, he had been at work since 1938 on his own eponymous furniture line in New York City.

With Florence’s design acumen, the Knolls turned the company into a powerhouse of modernist design. The Knoll Planning Unit, created by Florence in the mid-1940s, designed office spaces for the likes of GM and CBS, helping to define the postwar corporate aesthetic. The department’s small team designed furniture with practicality, efficiency and sleekness in mind, attributes that clearly define furnishings such as Eero Saarinen’s sculptural Executive chair, which was introduced in 1948 as the Model 72 and used for the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. (The armed version, which followed in 1950, was also specified for the campus, an architectural project of Saarinen’s.) This seating, as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients, soon became desirable for apartments and houses.

Knoll collaborated with an all-star cast of designers, including Saarinen, whose Womb chair arose from Florence’s request for “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows.” The catalogue includes some of the century’s most recognizable forms: Saarinen’s Tulip chairs, Harry Bertoia’s wire-lattice Diamond chair, the Cyclone table by artist Isamu Noguchi and pieces by Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Jens Risom, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who granted Knoll exclusive permission to produce his designs. The manufacturer continues to produce the only authorized version of the elegant and oft-copied Barcelona chair, which Mies created in collaboration with designer Lilly Reich, his creative and romantic partner.

By 1950 — when production for Knoll was moved to East Greenville, Pennsylvania — more than one third of the designs in the company’s portfolio were Florence’s own. She thought of her furniture as “meat and potatoes,” mere practicality. “People ask me if I am a furniture designer,” she once said. “I am not. . . . I designed the fill-in pieces that no one else was doing.” But decades later, her own designs, like the Florence Knoll sofa, with its clean architectural lines, and her Bauhaus-inspired Lounge chair, are icons in their own right.

In 2021, Knoll was acquired by Herman Miller, another legendary American furniture manufacturer that turned a number of designers into mid-century household names. The combined company intends to operate under the name MillerKnoll.

Find a collection of vintage Knoll dining chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Knoll
Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Chair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped chair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, sculptural...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

Mid-Century Vintage Jens Risom Knoll Webbed Armchair
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Baltimore, MD
A stunning iconic cotton strap, webbed, lounge, armchair, 652W design (1943) early edition, designed by Jens Risom for Knoll International. Features a solid maple frame with original woven cotton straps. It is one of the most comfortable pieces you will sit in, the exquisite curved back provides lumbar support making this chair as comfortable as it is beautiful. The removable webbed, basket seat, shell is supported and rests on the arm frame base. Very Rare Vintage Modern Classic design. An iconic piece of furniture, this example has remained in a single collection since it was acquired by the prior owner from Knoll International and the original early label remains affixed beneath. (Knoll Associates Inc. 601 Madison Ave New York 22). This label has the earliest Knoll Associates showroom address, which opened in 1946. Measurements: 24.5 ” tall x 24? wide x 30? deep x seat height 18? (arm height 21") (seat to the lowest point 11") Jens Risom Danish-American architect-designer Jens Risom was born in Copenhagen in 1916, the son of a nationally renowned architect of the Nordic Classicism style. Between 1935 and 1938, he trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under Ole Wanscher and Kaare Klint, alongside classmates Hans Wegner and Børge Mogensen. For a short time following his studies, he took on furniture and interior designer projects for the Copenhagen-based architectural firm Ernst Kuhn. He then moved briefly to Stockholm, where he worked for Nordiska Kompaniet and met Alvar Aalto and Bruno Mathsson. Around 1939, he immigrated to New York with ambitions to introduce the Scandinavian modernist approach to the US furniture market. Risom’s arrival in the US coincided with the years of materials shortages brought on by the war. As a result, Risom was unable to secure a position in a furniture company, and, instead, found work designing textiles for decorator Dan Cooper. Eager to do more, he soon convinced Cooper to expand into the furniture market, and together they found projects with young, progressive architects like Ed Stone and George Nelson. In 1939-40, Ed Stone was invited to create Collier Magazine’s House of Ideas pavilion at Rockefeller Center as part of the New York World’s Fair, and Risom designed all of the furniture. Around 1941, Risom met Hans Knoll, a German-born entrepreneur in the furniture industry who had a showroom on Madison Avenue dedicated to rather lackluster furnishings. Sharing a dream to do something more vanguard, they joined forces and set off on a four-month tour of the US in search of design inspiration. By 1942, Knoll launched Hans Knoll Furniture Company with Risom on board as his head designer. Risom’s early designs for Knoll made use of military surplus...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Fabric, Maple

Brno Armchair with Chrome Frame, Knoll Style A Midcentury Masterpiece
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Knoll Brno armchair was designed by Meis van der Rohe in 1930 and is celebrated for its lean profile, clean lines and meticulous attention to detail. These chair are a faithful homag...
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Wassily B3 lounge chair by Marcel Breuer in brown for Knoll, 1960s
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Zevenaar, NL
All original Marcel Breuer Wassily chair for Knoll in brandy brown leather straps and tubular frame. 1960s Mid-Century Modern authentic Wassily B3 chair designed by Marcel Breuer and...
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1960s German Bauhaus Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set Of 6 Armchairs Designed By Warren Platner, 1960's
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of six armchairs designed by Warren Platner for Knoll, composed of a steel structure with welded rods creating curved shapes and upholstered with bouclé white wool. Table also a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

1978 Knoll International Bastiano Oak Black Leather Armchairs Set
By Tobia Scarpa, Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Black leather against this honeyed oak is the most visually pleasing combination option illustrated by The Bastiano chair. The leather is thick and durable, yet soft and pliable. S...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Bill Stephens for Knoll Black Leather and Wood Mid Century Armchairs
By Knoll, Bill Stephens
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of Bill Stephens for Knoll accent armchairs. A gorgeous mid century modern set of accent armchairs with a wooden frame, and a rich black leather upholstery. These chairs featur...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Leather

Gae Aulenti, Set of 3 "Orsay" Armchairs for Knoll International, 1970s
By Knoll, Gae Aulenti
Located in Paris, FR
Nice set of 3 "Orsay" armchairs designed by Gae Aulenti produced by Knoll International in Italy. Circa 1970s. New upholstery. Dark brown lacquered metal feet. Good vintage conditio...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Metal

Warren Platner Easy Lounge Chair for Knoll 1966 (Old Edition)
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Argelato, BO
Vintage Warren Platner Easy Chair (Model 1705; aka Easy Lounge Chair) It is one of the most iconic and representative models of the famous American architect and designer Warren Pl...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, armchair, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped armchair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, sculptural ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

Cini Boeri for Knoll 'Brigadiere' Living Room Set in Black Leather
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, sofa and armchairs, model 'Brigadiere', leather, lacquered wood, Italy, 1976. Architectural 'Brigadiere' living room set designed by Italian designer Cini Boe...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of armchairs Wassily, Breuer (designer) Knoll (Manufacturer) Circa 1980
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful pair of “Wassily” model armchairs designed by Marcel Breuer from 1925, these armchairs are in chrome tubes and black leather. Published by Knoll. Marcel Breuer designed thi...
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1980s Hungarian Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll White and Black Executive Arm Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Saarinen Executive armchair by Knoll. One of Knoll's most popular designs that achieved supreme comfort through the shape of its shell. It was i...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchairs in Leather and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair, model 71, oak, patinated leather, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped pair of chairs designed by Eero...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Oak, Leather

1 Saarinen Executive Chair for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Saarinen design for Knoll executive arm chairs, circa 1970s. This chair is in good, original condition, showing some cosmetic wear to fabric, usable as is, or can be reuphols...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Blue Velvet Executive Chair Charles Pollock for Knoll with Height Tension Knob
By Charles Pollock, George Nelson, Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
I don't think there could be a cooler color / fabric combination Pollock chair in existence. The blue velour looks both original and in exceptional condition. The chrome edge band se...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Mies van der Rohe Armchair Barcelona by Knoll International, 1980's
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage Barcelona Chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1920-1949. The base is in chrome metal and black leather upholstery. Labeled on the base: Knoll, Knoll International,...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Armchair in Beige Creme Fabric and Oak
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair, model 71, oak, fabric, United States, design 1948, later production An organic shaped chair designed by Eero Saarinen. A fluid, ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

Warren Platner for Knoll Arm Chairs/ Pair
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Warren Platner for Knoll Pair of Armchairs. In like new condition! Chairs are not even 2 years old! Beautiful chairs in great condition! 1966 Design that still looks current! Ni...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Nickel

Ettore Sottsass East Side Arm Chair
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Dronten, NL
Iconic East Side arm chair in Royal Blue designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll International in 1983. Postmodern chair with original upholstery in wonderful vintage condition. The ch...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

1970s Vintage Warren Platner Occasional Chair Knoll Beige Knobby Wool
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Hyattsville, MD
The perfect glamorous vanity chair. Very sculptural wire armchair designed by Warren Platner and produced by Knoll in the 1970s. Dingy original woven knoll knobby wool blend biege ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Fritz Hansen Kasper Salto Runner Armchairs for Knoll Studios, 2 Pairs Available
By Kasper Salto, Knoll, Fritz Hansen
Located in Miami, FL
Fritz Hansen Kasper Salto Runner Arm Chairs for Knoll Studios, 2 Pairs Available Offered for sale as pairs with 2 pairs available are Kasper Salto- 1997 designed "Runner" armchairs....
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Vintage Leather Armchairs by Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of lounge chairs by Knoll featuring soft cognac colored leather upholstery and strong and dynamic chrome structures. Each seat sits back to create a comfortable angle and the qu...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A classic piece of modern design combining elegance and functionality, the Knoll tulip armchair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957. It feature...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Metal

1960s Pair of Warren Platner for Knoll Dining Arm Chairs with Bronze Frames
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a pair of Platner Armchairs, designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966. These are early examples, dating to the late 1960s. The frames of these chairs are composed of pati...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Brno Chair in Cato Upholstery 60 available
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Hudson, NY
Knoll Brno chair designed by Mies Van der Rohe. These chairs are upholstered in Knoll's Cato upholstery. Color is 'natural'- which reads as a pale oatmeal color. These chairs are fro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of China red lacquered “Diamond” chairs by Harry Bertoia, 1950
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Roma, RM
Pair of China red lacquered “Diamond” chairs by Harry Bertoia. Production: Knoll, 1950s Dimensions: 90 W x 70 H x 74 D cm Sold as set of 2.
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1950s Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Metal

Set of 4 Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Brno Chairs in Cato Upholstery 60 available
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Hudson, NY
Set of 4 Knoll Brno chairs designed by Mies Van der Rohe. These chairs are upholstered in Knoll's Cato upholstery. Color is 'natural'- which reads as a pale oatmeal color. These chai...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Knoll Eero Saarinen Model 71 IBM Executive Chair
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Garnerville, NY
A nice example of a Eero Saarinen Model 71 Executive armchair fro Knoll International. This particular chair came directly from the IBM offices in the Poughkeepsie, New York campus. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome, Nickel

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Black Velvet, Black Powder Coated Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
The mid-century Classic vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair, manufactured by Knoll Furniture and custom upholstered in a deep 100% cotton Italian Velvet in glamorous Black. All ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

MR20 armchair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International 1960s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in PARIS, FR
This armchair was designed by architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Roh. It was designed in 1927 for the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition in Stutt...
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1920s Bauhaus Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Knoll Tulip Dining Set by Eero Saarinen 1960s Large Marble Table Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Magnificent fully original tulip dining set designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll International in the 1960s. The set consists of 6 original marked tulip armchairs and the ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum

1970s Cesca B64 Armchair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll / Thonet 12+ Avail
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a 'Cesca' armchair, model B64, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928. These particular examples were seemingly manufactured by Knoll in the 1970s. Some may have been p...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Brass, Steel

2021 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Arm Chair Leather w/ Wood Legs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive armchair in off-white leather with light walnut wood legs. The chair was produced in 2021, acquired directly from a Knoll employee. It ha...
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2010s American Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Wood, Leather

Superb Brno Armchairs for Knoll in Stainless Steel Not Chrome
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
beautiful set. These are special order non-magnetic stainless steel frames with a different sheen and slightly different color then the chrome frames. Hand-polished stainless steel ...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Poltrona moderna Wassily in pelle e acciaio di Marcel Breuer per Knoll, 1970 ca.
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in MIlano, IT
Wassily or B3 model leather armchair, with chromed tubular steel structure. The back, the armrests and seat are in banded entirely in brown leather, with visible stitching. Disegnata...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

1960s Charles Pollock Armchair "Sling Chair" Model 657
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
The Charles Pollock "Sling Chair" or Model 657, designed in 1960 and produced from 1964 to 1979 by Knoll. Created out of a leather sling, seat cushion, cast aluminum and chromed stee...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Modernist pair of Walter Knoll mid-century German leather armchairs club chairs
By Knoll
Located in London, GB
A super stylish pair of German modernists club chairs. Produced in the 1970s by top furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll, these substantial chairs cut a mean shape with those twin-arm...
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1970s Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Leather

Set 8 Mies van der Rohe Knoll Brno Flat Bar 255 Cantilever Dining Chairs White
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Celebrated for its lean profile and clean lines, the Brno chair was designed by Mies van der Rohe in the 1930s, and is an icon of 20th-century design. This is a rare opportunity to a...
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Early 2000s American Bauhaus Knoll Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armchair with Metal Legs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Glendale, CA
Eero Saarinen Executive Chair with metal legs for Knoll. Originally designed in 1946, this late 1990s / early 2000s edition is executed in geometric fabric and metal legs with Knoll ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

UNIQUE PAIR OF ENGLISH FULLY RESTORED KNOLL DROP ARM BROWN LEATHER ARMCHAIRs
By Knoll
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored pair of Art Deco style, hand dyed rich Whisky brown leather, extending Knoll cl...
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20th Century English Art Deco Knoll Armchairs

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Leather

Pair of Eero Saarinen For Knoll Executive Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of executive armchairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll feature black nylon seats with contrasting geometric print backs. These iconic chairs are extrememly comfortable and are the ep...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Set of 6 Mid-Century Armchairs
By Knoll, Bill Stephens, Stendig Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Four Bill Stephens for Knoll, two Stending Co chairs. All in the same upholstery with bentwood arms. 4 chairs measure 31 1/2" h x 22 3/4" w x 23" d. Seat height 17...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Saarinen Executive Armchairs Knoll Mid-Century Modern
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Enhance your space with this timeless pair of Mid-Century Organic Modern Executive Armchairs by renowned designer Eero Saarinen for Knoll. These iconic chairs feature a classic 4-leg...
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1960s American Organic Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Metal

Midcentury Grey Wool Upholstered Eero Saarinen Knoll Armchair, One Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Basel, BS
One chair left, sold as an individual chair here. Excellent condition throughout. A Saarinen Executive Armchair with a wooden base, upholstered in a spl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Wool, Wood

Rare Early Pair of Eero Saarinen Womb Chairs and Ottomans, Knoll, USA, 1950s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in London, GB
A very rare pair of early production Eero Saarinen womb chairs and ottomans, made by Knoll, USA, 1950s. Fibreglass, black enameled steel frames and first edition feet / glides. Newl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs in Heavy Weave Knoll Upholstery Blue
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Hudson, NY
Executive armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen and manufactured by Knoll. Have original labels as well as Knoll ticking on underside of each chair. These chairs are all in very good o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chair in Knoll Velvet with Bronze Finish
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful Warren Platner for Knoll lounge chair (Model 1715L), upholstered in a gorgeous burgundy (wine) color velvet fabric over a bronze finish frame. The deep burgundy velvet is a luxurious upgrade over the standard knit fabric that is more commonly seen, the fabric is called "Knoll Velvet...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Flat Bar Brno Chairs
By Knoll
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern pair of Mies van der Rohe for Knoll brno armchairs. The chairs feature a steel flat bar design with a chrome finish. The frames have navy blue leather seat covers....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome, Steel

Eight Chrome Mies van der Rohe Tubular Brno Chairs by Knoll in Green Velvet
By Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Completely restored set of eight tubular Brno chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Professionally re-upholstered in a green velvet and the chrome is in great condition. "Knoll Inte...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Chrome

1 (of 2) 657 leather sling Chairs designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
One of two 1960ies Knoll International 657 Sling Leather Chairs. Price per chair, two chairs available. Designed by Charles Pollock, manufactured...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

ORIGINAL PAIR OF 1988 TRIX AND ROBERT HAUSSMANN FOR KNOLL MIRRORED ARMCHAIRs
By Knoll, Trix and Robert Haussmann
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this original pair of Trix & Robert Haussmann Knoll armchairs 1988 with the period fabric and glass panels ...
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1980s English Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mirror

Vintage Modern Pair of Knoll Warren Platner Chairs
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of beautiful mid-century modern wired steel chairs. The frame features wire rods that are perfectly bent to create the structure of a beautifully sculpted chair. A seat cushion...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Steel

Krefeld Lounge Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stamped midcentury armchair by Knoll. Designed in 1927, the Krefeld chair features the pure composition featured in all of of Mies van der Rohe’s work. T...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Fabric

Eero Saarinen Designed Grasshopper Chair
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This iconic mid-century design was made by Knoll and created by Eero Saarinen. Simple design with a wow factor! Two bentwood slats comprise the entire frame, and come from behind to ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Bentwood

"Diamond" Chairs by Harry Bertoia 'Set of 2'
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Roma, RM
"Diamond chair" by Harry Bertoia. Bertoia, who came from the collaboration with architect Eero Saarinen and architect-designer Charles Eames at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michi...
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1950s Italian Vintage Knoll Armchairs

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Metal

American Midcentury Knoll Studio Armchair by Linda & Joseph Ricchio
By Knoll, Joe & Linda Ricchio
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful single armchair by Knoll great condition solid and sturdy. retains medallion with signature and date.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Mies van der Rohe Leather Lounge Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean Lined "Krefeld" Model Leather Lounge Chairs, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, American, circa 2009. These are the authorized re-edition of the 1927 design. Const...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Knoll armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Knoll armchairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Knoll armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Knoll were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, and Dunbar. Prices for Knoll armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $295 and can go as high as $36,450, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,450.
Questions About Knoll Armchairs
  • 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
    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 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
    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 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
    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 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 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
    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 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 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
    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.
  • 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.

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