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Knoll Sofas

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
Florence Knoll 2-Seater Sofa, Classic Mid Century Modern, Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage Florence Knoll 2 seater 'lounge series' sofa with original 2nd generation upholstery in a coarse woven off-white mottled wool fabric. This sofa d...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Chrome

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 Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Early Jens Risom Knoll Associates Armless Settee
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Southampton, NJ
Classic early Knoll Associates sofa designed by Jens Risom in the early 1940s. Solid birch base with sleek angled and tapering legs support a comfortable cantilevered seat with origi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Birch, Upholstery

BASTIANO Sofa in black leather by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for KNOLL – Italy, 1962
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Knoll
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
BASTIANO Sofa in black leather and solid walnut by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for KNOLL – Italy, 1962 Designer: Afra and Tobia Scarpa Manufacturer: KNOLL Country: Italy Model: Bastiano t...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Walnut

Cini Boeri for Knoll 'Brigadiere' Sofa in Black Leather
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, sofa, model 'Brigadiere', leather, lacquered wood, Italy, 1976. Architectural sofa model 'Brigadiere' designed by Italian designer Cini Boeri for Knoll. This ...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Cini Boeri Two-Seat Sofa for Knoll International, 1970s
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two-seat sofa designed by Cini Boeri for Knoll International. Upholstered in smooth black Leather. Model ''Brigadier'' Love the design, low and wide. So 1970s. The wooden base has re...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather

Charles Pfister for Knoll Sofa and Lounge Chair
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Pleased to offer this great Charles Pfister for Knoll sofa and lounge chair. This set was purchased from the original owner who had work...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Fabric

Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa Re-Upholstered in Knoll Rivington Fabric
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely complete re-upholstered vintage Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa or 2 seat settee. The fabric we chose to use is a sophisticated all-over multi...
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20th Century American Knoll Sofas

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Steel

Knoll International 3-Seater Sofa Model 'Bastiano' Tobia Scarpa Leather Cognac
By Knoll, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Köln, NRW
Knoll International 3-seater sofa model 'Bastiano' Tobia Scarpa leather cognac A classic and chic three-seater sofa from the Bastiano series, designed by the iconic Italian designer...
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1960s Italian Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Teak

Cini Boeri for Knoll Sofa ‘Gradual’ in Black Leather
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cini Boeri for Knoll, sofa, 'Gradual', black leather, fiberglass, Italy, 1971. This stunning black sofa was designed by Cini Boeri for Knoll. The frame of this sofa is made out of b...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Fiberglass

Vintage Knoll Aluminum Sling 3 Seat Sofa by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison
By Knoll, Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison
Located in Portland, OR
Ultra-rare aluminum sling 3 seat sofa designed by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll. This design team worked together at Knoll throughout the 1970s and won numerous design awards! Super comfy sling design makes a great spot for long conversations, or watching a show. Leather is very nice, with some minor wear due to age. Like Marc Newson's Lockheed Lounge...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Aluminum

Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A classic mid-century tufted sofa by Florence Knoll Sofa for Knoll International c.1950s, USA. It can easily be floated in the center of a room as the b...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Steel, Chrome

Cini Boeri 45/180 Gradual loveseat for Knoll, Italy c1970
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in London, GB
Cini Boeri was an architect, designer of furniture and lighting, and a leading female practitioner in the Italian Modern movement. Having begun her career working for Gavina SpA, Boe...
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1970s Italian Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Mohair

Knoll Executive Chair by Eero Saarinen Bayberry Velvet Set of 4, 2010
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Aachen, NW
Set of 4 Executive armchairs designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International dated around 2010. The armchairs are covered with a very fine Bayberry high end velvet which is very sm...
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2010s Italian Knoll Sofas

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Stainless Steel

Florence Knoll Brown Sofa ~ Model 2577
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Florence Knoll three seat sofa by Knoll Associates. Model 2577. Original Naugahyde brown upholstery with chrome-plated steel base. Unsigned. USA, circa 1960-1970. Dimensions:...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Metal, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Gradual Sofa with Brown Base by Cini Boeri for Knoll
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Amazing pair of Gradual sofas/ loveseats in black leather by Cini Boeri for Knoll, Italy 1970s. This sophisticated, yet practical design will be the perfe...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Velvet, Plastic

Mid Century Modern 2 Seat sofa table Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll
By Knoll, Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Modern 2 Seat armchair sofa with middle white laminate table by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll. Made in American circa 1960s. D...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Aluminum, Steel

Florence Knoll, Sofa "Parallel Bar" for Knoll, 1954 / 1960. Newly upholstered.
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Paris, FR
Lovely Two seat sofa model 52 also known as ‘Parallel Bar’ designed by Florence Knoll in 1954 and produced by Knoll International from 1955 to 1973 This sofa is an edition from the v...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Steel, Chrome, Metal

1949 Florence Knoll Associates 26 BC Upholstered 3-Seater Sofa New Upholstery
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a 1949 Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates 26 BC upholstered 3-seater sofa, which was just freshly reupholstered by Forthright, a renowned upholstery shop based in...
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1940s American Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Fabric

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

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Mirror, Leather

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

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Chrome

Mid century Florence Knoll Sofa #57 Parallel Bar System - needs upholstery
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage circa 1960 Midcentury Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System sofa Model #57 three-seat sofa with arms. Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll Int. USA. Solid Steel frame and is in ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Sofa in Teak and Grey Upholstery
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sofa, model '2557', fabric, teak, 1955 This sofa model 2557 is designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in 1955. This sofa is simpl...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Fabric, Teak

Due divani in pelle bianca mod. Brigadiere disegnati da Cini Boeri per Knoll
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Milan, IT
Due divani modello Brigadiere disegnati da Cini Boeri per Knoll nel 1976, si tratta di una versione a tre posti da 230 cm e un divano a due posti da 180 cm. La pelle è in buone condi...
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1970s International Style Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Wood, Leather

Jens Risom Sofa by Knoll
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
This early Risom model 37 sofa for Knoll is classic mid-century. Designed in 1946, the dynamic, but restrained form speaks to Risom's Scandinavian heritage. The upholstered body is s...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Birch, Upholstery

Pair of leather sofas mod.Brigadiere designed by Cini Boeri for Knoll
By Knoll, Cini Boeri
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of sofas mod. brigadiere designed by Cini Boeri and produced by Knoll in 1976, sold individually. Good condition of leather and padding, no rips or holes. Some surface marks on ...
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1970s International Style Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Wood

2020 Knoll Barber Osgerby Compact Two Seater Sofa in Green Fabric
By Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Barber Osgerby Compact Two Seater Sofa, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and produced by Knoll. This example was produced in 2020. The fabric looks and feels simil...
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2010s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

1949 Jens Risom No. 23 Sofa with New Upholstery Signed H.G. Knoll Products
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an exceptionally rare and early Jens Risom Sofa, model number 23, produced by Knoll and labelled H.G. Knoll Products. This particular examples dates to circa 1949....
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1940s American Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Rare 'Model 66' 2-Seater Sofa by Florence Knoll for Knoll International, 1950s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Rare 2-seater sofa designed by Florence Knoll Basset around 1955. This armless version is called ‘Model 66’ or ‘Slipper’ and features a slim black lacquered base in steel with a funk...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa in Gray Velvet
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Providence, RI
Completely restored Knoll Parallel Bar sofa. Minor wear to the steel, appropriate for its age. All upholstery and foam replaced.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

1950s Florence Knoll Associates Three Seat Sofa Redone by East Penn Upholstery
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an original Florence Knoll three-seater sofa, designed by the renowned Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll Associates. This example was produced during the later ...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Steel

2022 Florence Knoll Two Seat Settee / Loveseat Sofa in Green Leather
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a two-seater ‘Florence Knoll’ settee sofa, model 1205S2. The piece was originally designed by Florence Knoll in 1954. This example dates to 2022, and is upholstered in its or...
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2010s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

1958 Florence Knoll Parallel Bar Three Seat Sofa, Model 57 in Green Fabric
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an extremely early Florence Knoll ‘Parallel Bar’ Sofa, Model 57, designed by Florence Knoll in 1958. It is a rare example of Florence K...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Steel

1960s Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll International Brown Leather Three Seat Sofa
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a gorgeous Model No. 263 three-seater sofa, designed by Mies Van Der Rohe and produced by Knoll International. These pieces were produced in the late 1960's to ear...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Walnut

C. 1941 Jens Risom for Knoll Associates Three-Seater Sofa/Settee w/ New Webbing
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a three-seater settee, designed by Jens Risom for Knoll Associates in 1941. The piece has a frame constructed of pine (or possibly birch), and has newly re-done webbed straps...
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1940s American Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Copper

2013 SM1 Sofa in Orange Leather by Shelton Mindel for Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a 2013 production SM1 Sofa, designed by Shelton Mindel and produced by Knoll. The sofa was specially ordered in orange leather with very nice hand feel. It's in terrific cond...
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2010s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

2012 Florence Knoll 3 Seat Leather Sofa w/ Custom Leather
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a classic Three Seat Sofa designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll in 2012. The sofa was custom ordered for the executive suite of a corporate office in New York City...
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2010s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

2008 Knoll Divina Two Seat Sofa/Settee by Piero Lissoni in Volo Leather Model 68
By Piero Lissoni, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Divina Two-Seater Settee, designed by Piero Lissoni for Knoll in 2001. This example dates to 2008. The piece is upholstered in a chocolate-brown leather, likely Volo leathe...
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Early 2000s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

2010's Knoll Mies Van Der Rohe Krefeld Loveseat Sofa Fabric Sets Available
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a (sold separately) gorgeous and original Mies Van Der Rohe Krefeld Sofa, produced by Knoll. Multiples of these two-seater sofas are a...
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2010s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Fabric

2000s Piero Lissoni for Knoll Divina Lounge Chair in Brown Leather 4x Available
By Knoll, Piero Lissoni
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a circa 2008 production Divina lounge chair, designed by Piero Lissoni and produced by Knoll. Four chairs are available, though the price listed is for each one. The chairs c...
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Early 2000s American Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel, Chrome

Early Florence Knoll 3-Seat Model 26 Sofa
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Very early Florence Knoll sofa, circa late 1940s, in vintage oatmeal nubby wool Knoll fabric, with down seat and back cushions. The six inset legs make...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Textile, Maple

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Sofa in Blue Upholstery and Steel
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sofa, model '67A', steel, fabric, United States, design 1958, production 1960s/70s This sofa model 67A is designed by Florence Knoll for Knol...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Steel

Charles Pfister for Knoll Mid Century Leather Sofa
By Knoll, Charles Pfister
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles Pfister for Knoll Mid Century Leather Sofa This sofa measures: 86.5 wide x 33.5 deep x 26.5 inches high, with a seat height of 14.75...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Rare Early Eero Saarinen Womb Sofa / Settee, Knoll, USA, 1950s
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in London, GB
A very rare early production Eero Saarinen womb settee, made by Knoll, USA, 1950s. Fibreglass, black enameled steel frames and first edition feet ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Steel

Knoll Pfister Black Leather Sofa, 1971
By Charles Pfister, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Knoll Pfister black leather sofa, 1971. Original leather.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather

Knoll Mid-Century Modern Style Sofa
By Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Florence Knoll Mid-Century Modern manner linen upholstered couch, upon four gold-tone metal bracket feet. 31" H x 92" W x 35" D; seat: 19" H. Dealer: S138XX
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Linen, Wood

Florence Knoll Three-Seat Sofa
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Florence Knoll Three-Seat Sofa reupholstered with Great Plains "Teddy" warm silver heavy boucle made of alpaca, and wool. Solid maple-turned tapered legs.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Bouclé, Maple

Tobia Scarpa 'Bastiano' two seater sofa by Knoll, 1970s
By Tobia Scarpa, Knoll
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Mid century black leather and ebonized wood frame 2 seater 'bastiano' sofa designed by Tobia Scarpa and produced by Knoll. The design dates from 1962, this one was produced in the...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Florence Knoll Parallel Bar Sofa for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Florence Knoll Parallel Bar Armed Sofa. Newly reupholstered in a great weave fabric in shades of red, gray and purple. Very solid and subst...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Stainless Steel, Metal

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

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Leather, Wood

Rare Richard Schultz Knoll International Daybed / Sofa No. 703
By Knoll, Richard Schultz
Located in Munich, DE
Convertible sofa designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll International. The seat pulls forward and up to create a flat and level bed. Wonderful and classic Mid-Century Modern design up...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Metal, Chrome

Knoll 3 Seater Relax Sofa by Florence Knoll Mid Brown Cognac 1970s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Aachen, NW
This timeless iconic sofa was designed in 1954 by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll in the 1970s. The sofa is upholstered in an amazing Mid Brown Cognac leatherand has been rest...
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1970s American Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Stainless Steel

Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby Red Sofa For Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Bensalem, PA
Original Knoll 3 seater Barber This was acquired by the original owner and has minimal to no wear was in an office of a upscale estate.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Knoll Sofas

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Upholstery

1960s Florence Knoll Sofa Reupholstered in Wool Mohair
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning vintage 1960s Florence Knoll sofa that we had redone and reupholstered in a beautiful Kravet wool mohair. Color is called indigo blue. A rich navy color. We had 6 extra ba...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Steel

Wonderful No. 26 Sofa by Florence Knoll for Knoll International
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
Rare no.26 by florence knoll in showroom condition. Hardly used only re-upholstered and used one time for a photo shooting and very exclusive model redone with very cosy fabric in wa...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Metal

Parallel Bar Sofa, Model 57, by Florence Knol, USA, 1960s.
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sofa Model nº57, "Parallel bar" series, designed by Florence Knoll in 1959 and produced by “Knoll International” during the 1960s. The sofa, two-seater, with arms at both ends, is...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Chrome

Wilhelm Knoll Oak Loveseat, Germany, 1960's
By Børge Mogensen, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wilhelm Knoll Oak Loveseat, Germany 1960's. Clearly influenced by Borge Mogensen with the clean natural fat round oak frames and simple lines. The frame is i...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Upholstery, Oak

Rare Settee, Model 1716 by Warren Platner for Knoll
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in New York, NY
Bronze-plated steel, upholstery. Produced by Knoll. Rare bronze finish variant with new upholstery.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Knoll Sofas

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Bronze, Steel

Knoll sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Knoll sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Knoll sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sofas by Knoll were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Adrian Pearsall, Edward Wormley, and Milo Baughman. Prices for Knoll sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $750 and can go as high as $44,574, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,548.
Questions About Knoll Sofas
  • 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 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 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 22, 2022
    Knoll began to stamp their furniture in 2004. An authentic stamp consists of the brand's name printed in the correct font. Normally, the manufacturer places the stamp on the upper section of the base. Shop a selection of expertly vetted Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Florence Knoll made a number of well-known furniture designs and founded the company Knoll, Inc. Some of her most acclaimed pieces include the Florence Knoll lounge chair, the Florence Knoll sofa, the Florence Knoll bench and the Florence Knoll settee. Shop a variety of Florence Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy Parker Knoll furniture through an authorized dealer. The manufacturer partners with brick-and-mortar stores all over the world and also works with some online platforms. While you can browse the entire selection of current Parker Knoll designs on their official website, you cannot buy directly from the company online. Shop a collection of Parker Knoll furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    What Florence Knoll called the Womb chair after it was created is unknown. However, its creator Eero Saarinen stated that Knoll inspired him to make the piece by asking him to design the most comfortable chair ever, saying specifically that she wanted something that felt like "a basket full of pillows." Presented with the challenge, Saarinen went primal. What, the designer figured, better signifies the very essence of comfort than the womb? "It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never really felt comfortable and secure since they left the womb,” the designer said of his chair. Find a selection of vintage Womb chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Florence Knoll didn't usually put a number on her pieces. To identify Florence Knoll furniture, look for a tag or mark that bears the name "Knoll" or "Knoll, Inc." On chairs, the labels are usually on the bottom cushion. On 1stDibs, find a collection of expertly vetted Florence Knoll furniture.

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