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Massimo Vignelli for Knoll Intl 'Handkerchief' Chairs, Signed, Set of Twelve

$6,000per set

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This classic Post-Modern design by Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Knoll International is called the 'Handkerchief' stacking chair, labelled underneath with early production (original) year labels. We have over 60 of these available, in black powder coated over steel bases and black fiberglass seats, available individually or in sets, this listing is priced for a set of 12 - contact us if you wish to purchase a different sized set. Great for stacking when you need more open space in the room and easy to unstack when you have guests. Perfect for those who require versatility in their space. The black-on-black colorway is the most popular and in-demand and perfectly encapsulates the Post-Modern movement of the 1980s and early 1990's. This set produced in 1993 and labelled underneath the seats. Ideal collector's examples or consider using in a boutique hotel or restaurant / cafe. These stacking Handkerchief chairs by Massimo and Lella Vignelli would work great in a Contemporary, Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home, office or penthouse apartment. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as side chairs, dining, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chairs, fireside chairs, dressing or changing room chairs, hallway chairs, entryway or mudroom chairs, nursing or reading chairs, conference room chairs, office or desk guest chairs, lobby lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 29" x W 22" x D 22" Seat Height: 17.75" Seat Depth: 18" CONDITION: Overall good vintage condition with light wear. Ready to be used immediately.

Details

  • Creator
    Massimo and Lella Vignelli (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer),Massimo Vignelli (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Seat Height: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Powder-CoatedSteel,Fiberglass
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1993
  • Condition
    Overall good vintage condition with light wear. Ready to be used immediately.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330222440062

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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's mid-century modern 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 lounge 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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