Knoll Chairs

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.

Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll International
Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll International
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Harry Bertoia diamond chair with black wool pad manufactured by Knoll. Stainless steel and welded steel rod construction
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Bird Chair
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Bird Chair
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel
Midcentury Harry Bertoia bird chair. Wire framed lounge chair in excellent condition.
Pair of Early First Generation Pollock Chairs for Knoll
Pair of Early First Generation Pollock Chairs f...
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Leather, Chrome, Plastic
For you consideration is a pair of vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll accent chairs. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and have been in continuous production by Knol...
Frank Gehry Hat Trick Chair
Frank Gehry Hat Trick Chair
Knoll, Frank Gehry
1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Wood
Inspired by the strength of apple crates Frank Gehry designed this uniquely beautiful maple wood chair. While this chair looks fragile it is deceptively strong and sturdy.
Knoll Sessel 369 for Walter Knoll
Knoll Sessel 369 for Walter Knoll
Knoll, Walter Knoll
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Fabric
Walter Knoll Sessel 369 for Walter Knoll Underframe of tubular steel, yellowish plush fabric, 1956.
Early Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair Wood Legs
Early Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchai...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Early, executive armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll features wood legs and is newly upholstered in a sunburst print, linen cotton blend.
Eero Saarinen et Edition Knoll Set of 6 Swiveling Tulip Chairs, 1956
Eero Saarinen et Edition Knoll Set of 6 Swiveli...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s European Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Fiberglass
Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) et Edition Knoll Set of 6 swiveling tulip chairs 6 chaises modèle tulipe Brightness and repainted on feet On request re-upholstery is possible in any ki...
Pair of Bronze Accent Chairs by Warren Platner for Knoll
Pair of Bronze Accent Chairs by Warren Platner ...
Knoll, Warren Platner
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Bronze, Steel, Linen
A pair of elegantly understated arm chairs by Warren Platner for Knoll. Platner worked for I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen prior to designing the Platner collection in 1962. Warren Pl...
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...
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...
Bent Plywood Desk Chair by Odelberg Olsen
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
"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.
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).  
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Pair of Richard Schultz Side Chairs for Knoll
Knoll, Richard Schultz
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
A chair designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll’s Art Metal series in 1960s. Original orange tweed upholstery with a four star aluminum swivel base.
Set of Six Tubular Polished Steel Framed Brno C...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fabric, Steel
A set of six tubular polished steel framed Brno chairs, originally designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1930, this is a 21st century set produced by Knoll Studio. Each chair has the sign...
Pair of Charles Pollock for Knoll Lounge Chairs
Knoll, Charles Pollock (b.1930)
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of Charles Pollock for Knoll lounge chairs.
Black Horse Fur Brno Model Knoll Chairs with Ar...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fur
Brno 255 model chairs form 1990s period, produced by Knoll and designed by Mies Van Der Rohe in 1930. The chair, an icon of 20th century design has been produced since 1960s. These i...
Midcentury Saarinen Executive Armchair for Knol...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Classic Saarinen armchairs on casters with height and tilt adjustments. Chocolate brown leather. Up to five available.
Authentic Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Chairs
For your consideration is a very nice pair of vintage Knoll Brno chairs in rich red/brown leather. $2000/pair.
Pair of Black Harry Bertoia Child's Chairs by K...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Naugahyde, Wire
Pair of black Bertoia Child's chairs with original orange Naugahyde. Original vintage condition. Original tag on bottom of one of the cushions.  
Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Parallel Ba...
Knoll, Florence Knoll, Knoll Associates Inc.
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Upholstery, Chrome
Freshly upholstered in a light gray Knoll fabric. Brushed chrome steel base with black finish. Measure: 24" wide x 30" deep x 30" high x 16" seat height.  
Early Mid-Century Saarinen Chairs for Knoll on ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
This stunning office chair is an early version with a heavy chrome base (1968). Designed by Saarinen and produced by Knoll. Recovered in the 80's by Citron Upholstery Co. Shows ligh...
Marc Held Culbuto Rocking Chair for Knoll
Knoll, Marc Held
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Rocking 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. Made of molded fibergl...
Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mies van der Ro...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Chrome
White leather chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Beautiful cantilevered chairs showing very little use. Timeless design can be used as a side, office, or dining chairs. Label...
Mid-Century Marc Held Culbuto Chair with Ottoma...
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 ...
Set of Six Eero Saarinen for Knoll Side Chairs
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of Six Eero Saarinen for Knoll Side Chairs . All chairs are labeled
Set of four Midcentury Knoll Brno Chairs by Mie...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Special order set of four red leather chairs upholstered by Knoll. Beautiful showing very little use.
Ten Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Dining Chairs...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Antique Mid-19th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Chrome, Leather, Steel
Ten vintage Brno chair for Knoll designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Chairs in good vintage condition with typical wear. Good chrome. One seat had a small tear in the leather which...
Rare Pair of Red Fiberglass Knoll Bertoia Stools
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Stools
Metal
Very scarce pair of fiberglass Bertoia stools with original label and date on bottom.
Midcentury Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair by Knoll
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Knoll started production of Harry Bertoia's Diamond chair in the early 1950s. Since then it has become one of the most iconic designs of Mid-Century Modernism. The welded black steel...
Vintage Early Original Marcel Breuer Wassily Ch...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
All original Marcel Breuer Wassily chair for Knoll in brown leather straps and tubular frame. 1960s Mid-Century Modern authentic Wassily B3 chair designed by Marcel Breuer and made ...
Signed Knoll Tubular Dining Room Chair Mid-Cent...
Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Chrome
Gorgeous individual signed Knoll dining chair. Chair is hallmarked at bottom.
Eero Saarinen Set of Ten Chairs for Knoll Inter...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, set of ten chairs, black faux leather United States, 1948. Eero Saarinen set of ten armchairs. This iconic model is reupholstered in a blac...
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Harry Bertoia for Kn...
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Chrome
What a find. offered is a very cool pair of Harry Bertoia Knoll chrome diamond chairs. They are in excellent condition for their age, showing minor wear. The chairs are signed Knoll....
Signed Knoll Tubular Chairs Set of Four Mid-Cen...
Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Chrome
Gorgeous set of signed Knoll dining chairs. All chairs are hallmarked at bottom.
Set of Three Midcentury Knoll Chrome Cantilever...
Knoll
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fabric, Chrome
Set of three armchairs by Knoll featuring sleekly designed chrome cantilever frames. Two of the chairs need cleaning or reupholstering.
Set of Four Black Leather and Chrome Mies van d...
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Chrome
This set of four 1960s Mid-Century Modern style dining room chairs have a unique shaped steel tubular frame with a chrome finish and features a corseted back and seat. The floating f...
Mies van der Rohe MR 70 Tugendhat Chairs
Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Pair of Mies van der Rohe MR 70 Tugendhat chairs. Manufactured by Knoll, circa 1970. Beautiful original patina to the leather.
Saarinen Executive Armchair in Fog Luxe Suede, ...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...
Upholstery
Montage has 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 yet durable...
Saarinen Executive Arm Chair in Ivory Basket We...
Knoll, Montage
21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...
Upholstery
Montage has 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 crisp Basket Weave...
Charles Pollack Executive Chair for Knoll
Knoll
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Original executive office desk chair designed by Charles Pollack for Knoll. Upholstered in leather. The chair swivels, tilts, and is height adjustable, 31"-36", seat height 18- 23". ...
Ten Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs by K...
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Eero Saarinen (1910–1961) was a Finnish American architect and Industrial designer of the 20th century. He designed his executive chair in 1950. These Eero Saarinen Model 71 Executiv...
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Bouclé, Foam, Oak
Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive armchair, with oak legs and beige bouclé upholstery.
Bertoia for Knoll Child Size Chairs
Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel
A scaled down Harry Bertoia design for Knoll, child's black wire chair in black, circa 1960s. One of two we have on stock.
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