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Set of Eight Black Don Petitt Bentwood Armchairs for Knoll

$12,450per set

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Set of eight black Don Petitt Bentwood armchairs for Knolla Bentwood armchairs by Don Petitt for Knoll. Two lengths of pressed and bent layers of sculpted wood make up the legs and arms as well as the seat back frames. Chairs feature black upholstery that compliments the mahogany frames beautifully. These chairs can be used as side chairs, dining chairs or office chairs. Simple, yet sculptural design is timeless.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Don Pettit (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1966
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. professionally refinished and re-upholstered.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4528216603581

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Manufacturer

Knoll

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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