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Knoll Model 700 Daybed Sofa by Richard Stein

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A fantastic Knoll model 700 daybed sofa by Richard Stein. A walnut frame with elegant, Mid-Century styling featuring an expansive seat and foot-lever-controlled reclining back. Wonderful, much-desired patina from age. Sofa has been reupholstered in a contemporary, textured-weave fabric. A Classic example of American Mid-Century design by this celebrated designer/manufacturer team.  

Details

  • Condition
    Good.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 28 in. x W 76 in. x D 34 in.

    H 71.12 cm x W 193.04 cm x D 86.36 cm

  • Seat height
    14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number
    LU89048347833

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About Knoll (Manufacturer)

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.

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