Set of Four Handkerchief Armchairs by Massimo Vignelli for Knoll For Sale
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Set of Four Handkerchief Armchairs by Massimo Vignelli for Knoll

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The side chairs can be found with some difficulty, but a set of four upholstered Handkerchief armchairs by Massimo Vignelli - designer of the iconic Manhattan subway map and Bloomigdales' Big Brown Bag - for Knoll is a rarity. A few important notes about all items available through this 1stdibs dealer: 1. We list all our items as being in "good" condition with "wear consistent with age and use," even when they may be viewed subjectively as being in "very good" or "excellent" condition. We would rather our customers be pleasantly surprised than rudely awakened. We have not yet had an item returned. If we have found significant flaws that go beyond age appropriate wear, we describe them in the Condition section, so please be sure to check. 2. We are what we call "glass agnostic." If we are offering the perfect table base with a glass top that is not the size, shape, or edge treatment you prefer, just let us know before you place your order. If we have what you want, we'll supply it. We can also ship most items without the glass, if you would like to have it made locally or want to save on shipping. 3. If we have had an item restored or polished, we always ask our specialists to make it look "old but well cared for" rather than "new." Most people prefer vintage items to have some patina, or what we like to call "attractive defects." However, if you would prefer an item to look new, please let us know. We may be able to have it polished further for an additional charge. 4. 1stdibs shipping quotes tend to be the best. While there are rare circumstances when we may be able to beat them -- and we can almost always get it to you faster for an additional charge -- usually we cannot ship it for less. The exception is items 1stdibs believes should be shipped freight but you believe can be shipped in a box. If so, let us know. We'll be happy to help. 5. We care about our customers and want to give you the best service possible. We try to respond to messages within minutes, but in no event does it take more than a few hours. Sometimes, though, messages get lost. If you haven't received a reply to your inquiry, price request, or order within 24 hours, please contact us by telephone. There is a link on every 1stdibs item page. Either way, if you first saw the item here rather than on our website or at our retail store, we will ask you to complete your transaction on 1stdibs.

Details

  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Scuffs. Some impressions in the seats from stacking should diminish over time but may not disappear completely.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 26 in. x D 20 in.H 73.66 cm x W 66.04 cm x D 50.8 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    1926
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference Number
    LU169524214483
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About Knoll (Retailer)

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.

About the Seller

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1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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