Skip to main content

Knoll Lounge Chairs

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 operates under the name MillerKnoll.

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

3
246
26
12
to
27
208
75
284
272
272
204
34
3
246
38
162
69
10
33
61
42
13
7
Height
to
Width
to
Depth
to
145
153
18
35
5
22
5
17
2
14
2
14
205
148
104
87
69
233
226
37
19
7
290
252
237
218
Creator: Knoll
Warren Platner for Knoll Easy Chair
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner for Knoll, easy chair and ottoman, model '1705', steel, fabric, United States, design ca. 1962, production later. This iconic lounge chair by Warren Platner is create...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Lounge Chairs in Leather by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Matching pair of Lounge Chairs designed by Florence Knoll in 1954 for Knoll International in the most exclusive vegetal tanned dark brown Spinneybeck leather. Marked with Knoll logo...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, 1920s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Budapest, HU
Tubular steel chair by Marcell Breuer with vibrant red leather. The Wassily chair was designed in the 1920s for Knoll; this piece is considered as a landmark of modern design. Availa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bill Stephens Knoll Vintage 1315 Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Bill Stephens
Located in Dallas, TX
A great set of club lounge chairs designed by an alum of Philadelphia's own University of the Arts, Bill Stephen was a designer and director at Knoll where he produced a series of ch...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair, Knoll Associates, Tri-colored Hide, Italy, 2000s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marcel Breuer was an apprentice at the Bauhaus when he conceived the world’s first tubular steel chair. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle, a product he greatly admired for its funct...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Warren Platner for Knoll big Easy Lounge Chair with Bronze Finish
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful Warren Platner Big Easy Chair for Knoll. Originally purchased in the 1980's this chair was recently re-upholstered in a pretty Knoll fabric....
Category

1980s American Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bronze

1960's Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely example of the Iconic Womb Chair and Ottoman designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. We have had it re-upholstered in a genuine Knoll fabric, Crossroads in a Honey Bee color. The fabric content is 43% Polyester, 37% Post Industrial Recycled Polyester, 20% Post Consumer Recycled Polyester, from the Knoll website. The Ottoman dimensions are 25x19 inches and it's 15.5 inches tall. The ottoman bears the Knoll label from 320 park avenue which dates the set to the 1960's. The steel legs are in generally good shape for their age, but the ottoman's have some corrosion particularly on one side, please see the detailed photos. It is pictured in our gallery with a Verner Panton onion...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Florence Knoll lounge chairs for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
Pair of Florence Knoll lounge chairs designed in 1954 for the Lounge collection by Florence Knoll Bassett for Knoll International. New cognac-colored upholstery!
Category

Late 20th Century Belgian Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Warren Platner Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs for Knoll C1965
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural Lounge Chairs by Warren Platner for Knoll International. C1965 chairs which have a table pictured but not included and am ottoman also...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Warren Platner for Knoll Easy Chair in White Chenille
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner for Knoll, easy chair, model '1705', steel, reupholstered in chenille "Per Inciso" Perla by Dedar, United States, design ca. 1962, production later. This iconic white...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Black Leather Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Chairs, Matching Set of Two
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Pair of Barcelona chairs by Mies Van der Rohe for Knoll International in black leather. Engraved with signature in the frame and marked with Knoll logo at the bottom of the cushions....
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Ettore Sottsass East Side Arm Chair
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
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...
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Arm Chair Modell 2001 by Bruce Hannah & Andrew I. Morrison for Knoll Set of 2
By Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison, Knoll
Located in Kelkheim (Taunus), HE
Rare large version of the "Model 2001" designed by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Ivar Morrison around 1970. The two armchairs offered here are upholstered in black leather and come from a...
Category

1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Custom Modernist KNOLL Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb chair and ottoman. Custom Ordered “Puff” Mocha color upholstery "Nick Cave" and Manufactured by Knoll Textiles. Literally Brand new!! Woman ordered new f...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Steel

Knoll Wassily B3 Armchair By Marcel Breuer For Gavina 1960
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ntroducing the Knoll Wassily B3 Armchair by Marcel Breuer for Gavina - A Modern Classic from 1960 The Knoll Wassily B3 Armchair, designed by the visiona...
Category

1960s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Pair Knoll Charles Pfister Mohair Lounge Chairs, 1980
By Charles Pfister, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair Knoll Charles Pfister Mohair Lounge Chairs, 1980. Original beautiful emerald color mohairs. There is some signs of wear consistent with age and use.
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair

Early Charles Pollock 657 Leather Sling Lounge Chair by Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
A nice early example the Rare model 657 leather sling lounge chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll, circa 1960. The leather has wonderful rick dark brown patina and is in good Vintage ...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Boucle Womb Chair, 2019
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Boucle Womb Chair, 2019. Covered in custom Flax Boucle from Knoll. The expressive sculptural forms of the Eero Saarinen Wom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Vintage Leather Butterfly Chair by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy for Knoll
By Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Knoll
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural Butterfly Chair, designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy for Knoll, American, circa 1960s. This example retains it's dark chocolate brown leather sling and the black iron base ha...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Bertoia for Knoll Chrome Diamond Chair with Full Pad Cover C 1960/1970s
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Diamond chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. This example was executed in the chrome plated finish, and comes with its original Knoll full pad cover ( somewhat crunchy b...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Frank Gehry Power Play Chairs for Knoll, Black Lacquered
By Frank Gehry, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Frank Gehry Power Play chairs. Hard maple, black finish. Frame constructed of hard white maple veneer strips. The underside of both...
Category

1990s Post-Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Maple

Pair of Florence Knoll Model 65 Chrome Slipper Lounge Chairs, 1973
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic pair of florence Knoll chromed steel and Earthen Fabric Lounge chairs. Featuring 1 inch reflective sturdy, solid Chromed Steel constructed framework, angled rear legs and bac...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Warren Platner for Knoll Nickel Lounge Chair Reupholstered in Your Fabric
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural modern lounge chair in nickel finish, designed by Warren Platner for Knoll, circa 1980s. Signed with Knoll label. This chair is currently being reupholstered and can be co...
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Four Gae Aulenti for Knoll Leather Lounge Chairs c 1970's
By Knoll, Gae Aulenti
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Knoll lounge chair(s) designed by Gae Aulenti as part of the iconic 1970's " Aulenti Collection". We have four lounge chairs, each with rich dark chocolate brown metal f...
Category

1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair Warren Platner Lounge Chairs, Classic Modernist, Manufactured by Knoll
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair Warren platner lounge chairs. Classic Modernist, manufactured by Knoll. Nice original condition. Retains original green wool knoll fabric, min...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair Knoll Pfister Black Leather Lounge Chairs, 1980
By Charles Pfister, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair Knoll Pfister Black Leather Lounge Chair, 1980. Original black leather is great condition.
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Florence Knoll Slipper Lounge Chairs Restored in Leather
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful set of unique and very high-quality 'slipper chairs' model 51W, an early design by American designer Florence Knoll dates from 1955 and is becoming more rare to find nowa...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Superb Mid-Century Modern Pfister Cube Lounge Chairs by Knoll in Cognac Leather
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage all original Knoll cube club chairs. Simple cubist form with clean lines, set atop a seemingly floating base that are cha...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Vintage Bird Lounge Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Saint Louis, US
Harry Bertoia for Knoll International bird chair. This iconic lounge chair and ottoman were originally designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952 and manufactured by Knoll International. Each...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Red Wire Diamond Lounge Patio Chair by Harry Bertoia Knoll
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic diamond chair designed by Harry Bertoia and produced by Knoll. This chair features a red factory powder coat. Always used indoors but could be used as a patio chair.
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wire

Franco Albini Lounge Chair for Knoll, Model 49
By Knoll, Franco Albini
Located in New York, NY
Lounge chair, model 49, designed by Franco Albini and produced by Knoll from 1949 until about 1967. This example circa 1950’s. Slender walnut frame with distinctive wrap-around arms, offset and angled rear legs, and steel fasteners. The harder-to-find lounge version of this iconic design. Pictured below in the 1950 Knoll Index...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair Charles Pfister - Knoll, Tuxedo Club or Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Classics
By Charles Pfister, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful black fabric on original upholstered pair of Knoll club chairs. Clean, almost like new with very few & faint blemishes. Super stylish and very comfortable. Mid-Century Mode...
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Lounge Chair by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll
By Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Lounge Chair by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll A fairly more rare variation of the chair in a high back m...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Warren Platner Lounge Chairs for Knoll International
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This pair of Platner chairs are in great condition, the chrome rods are not at all rusty or bent and the upholstery has just been done in a Salm...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pfister Cube Lounge Chairs for Knoll in Black Leather
By Charles Pfister, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage all original Knoll cube club chairs. Simple cubist form with clean lines, set atop a seemingly floating base that are cha...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Franco Albini, "Luisa" Lounge Chairs 48, Maple and Fabric, Knoll, 1949
By Knoll, Franco Albini
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of "Luisa" chairs in maple and cream fabric, model 48, designed by Franco Albini and produced by Knoll Associates between 1949 and 1955, Italy-USA.
Category

1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Early Production Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair / Classic Modern Design
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early Production Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair / Classic Mid Century Modern Design,, Chair in "as is" original condition.. Perfect candidate for a re-do.. Can be fully ,professi...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Florence Knoll Tan Leather Button Tufted Lounge Chair, 1970s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Aramits, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Florence Knoll lounge chair in tan leather with button tufted seat and back on a chrome-plated steel base. Labeled Art Metal - Knoll Corp., June 9 1971 The chair has some losses to ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Franco Albini, "Luisa" Lounge Chair 48, Maple And Fabric, Knoll, 1949
By Franco Albini, Knoll
Located in High Point, NC
A maple and cream fabric "Luisa" chair, model 48, designed by Franco Albini and produced by Knoll Associates between 1949 and 1955, Italy-USA.
Category

1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Red Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of vintage Florence Knoll lounge chairs on steel bases. We have these totally refurbished and re-upholstered in red Maharam Messenger fabric. The bases have been polished, and...
Category

20th Century American Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of vintage modern chairs by Knoll International makes the perfect eye catching addition to any modern interior. An extremely co...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Westside Armchairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, 1983 Post Modern Original
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare pair of vintage 'Westside' armchairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, 1983 in great condition Iconic west side designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983. Stylish and very comfortable oversized chairs in 3 different shades of red and violet on heavy enameled steel feet. The lounge chairs still have their original upholstery which is astonishingly well preserved. Overall they are in good to very good original condition with no major flaws and ready to use. Labelled Knoll at the bottom. Dimensions are H.30.7" x W.38.2 x D.29.52". Seating height is 14.17 cm. Provenance: it derives from a Villa in Vienna. These will sell as a pair only and will ship crated and internationally. We do offer white glove service in NYC and LA. In 1983, two years after the founding of Memphis, Sottsass splintered off from his collective to partner with Knoll Studio, creating the Eastside and Westside collections. Inspired by his lifelong love of Viennese Biedermeier chairs, characterized by plush seats with clean lines and minimal adornment, the collection consisted of geometric sofas and lounge chairs in color-blocked upholsteries. In spite of his iconoclasm, Sottsass had a deep appreciation of ancient art and architecture—particularly Sumerian, Assyrian and Chinese—resulting in the decision to shoot the collection against the backdrop of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Category

1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of off White Leather and Stainless Steel Lounge Chairs by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful 1950’s off white leather with parallel bar stainless steel legs lounge chairs designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. This came out o...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair and Ottoman for Knoll, circa 1950's
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large diamond chrome chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. The chair and ottoman have the original red fabric cover. Harry Bertoia’s wire chairs...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Seldom Seen Pair of Early Saarinen/Knoll Executive Armchairs, Aluminum Bases
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Designed for one year in very limited production run, executive lounge armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, unusual square stock aluminum bases, slightly lower back legs ma...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

One Vintage Jens Risom for Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Jens Risom
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.
Category

1950s Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Pair of Classic Florence Knoll for Knoll Studio Tufted Tan Leather Lounge Chairs
By Florence Knoll, 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...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of 1980s "East Side" Club Lounge Chair by Ettore Sottsass and Knoll
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
Located in Paris, France
This rare pair of tricolor "Eastside model" club armchairs was created by designer Ettore Sottsass for Knoll International. Its structure in gray steel tube and its soft leather cove...
Category

Late 20th Century Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Wide White Diamond Chair & Ottoman with Pink Upholstery
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
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...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Stunning Pair Leather Chairs, Tobia Scarpa for Knoll, Made in Italy
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning pair of leather chairs. Tobia Scarpa for Knoll, made in Italy.....Nice original condition, amazing quality / construction, stainless steel bases, retain original Knoll label...
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Barcelona Chairs circa 1979 Pair Available
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Iconic Barcelona Lounge Chairs, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, American, circa 1979. Signed with Knoll labels underneath. The leather retains it's warm original pati...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Knoll Barcelona Chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Leather, Stainless Steel
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four available. Price is for each. Beautiful set of Barcelona Chairs designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and produced by Knoll. Each example i...
Category

Early 2000s American Bauhaus Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

1960s Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina / Knoll in Original Canvas
By Knoll, Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These are original Wassily Lounge Chairs, model B3, initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925. These particular examples were produced by Gavina in Italy in the 1960s, and were imp...
Category

1960s Italian Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman in New Leather, Model 70L
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an original Womb lounge chair and its accompanying ottoman, models 70L and 74y, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1948. This example was manufactured in the USA in the 1...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

1961 Harry Bertoia for Knoll Bird Chair and Ottoman w/ Original Receipt
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an original Bird lounge chair and coordinating ottoman, models 423LU/424YU, initially designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll in 1952. This chair and ottoman were originally purc...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Warren Platner Lounge Chairs in Steel w/ Silver Grey Fabric Upholstery
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Platner Lounge Chair, model 1715L, initially designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966. These examples date to the 1960s. The listed price includes one chair, and we hav...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Nickel

1960s Warren Platner Lounge Chairs in Steel w/ Rust Orange Fabric Upholstery
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Platner Lounge Chair, model 1715L, initially designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966. These examples date to the 1960s. The listed price includes one chair, and we hav...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Nickel

1960s Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chairs in Steel w/ Blue Fabric Upholstery
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Platner Lounge Chair, model 1715L, initially designed by Warren Platner for Knoll in 1966. These examples date to the 1960s. The listed price includes one chair, and we hav...
Category

1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Nickel

Knoll lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Knoll lounge chairs 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 lounge chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 261 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 12 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original lounge chairs 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 lounge chairs by Milo Baughman, Charles and Ray Eames, and Herman Miller. Prices for Knoll lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $350 and can go as high as $35,750, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,629.
Questions About Knoll Lounge Chairs
  • 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
    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 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
    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 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
    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.

Recently Viewed

View All