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Florence Knoll for Knoll International Lounge Armchair, circa 1980s

$1,750
$3,20045% Off

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A beautiful Florence Knoll lounge armchair with chrome base and a burgundy and grey tweed fabric. This lovely lounge chair was recently reupholstered and is still in excellent condition with only very light wear. The chair was upholstered without button tufting which gives a more clean simple styling to the Classic silhouette. This elegant cube form Florence Knoll club chair would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. 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 a side chair, dining, cafe or breakfast table chair, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference room chair, office or desk chair, guest chair, lobby chair, lounge chair or occasional chair ideal in virtually any setting. Measurements: H 31" x W 32" x D 32" Seat height 17" Seat depth 21" Arm height 23" Condition: Very good condition with light wear. Sturdy and sound. Ready to be used immediately.

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Florence Knoll (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Condition
    Very good condition with minimal light wear. Sturdy and sound. Ready to be used immediately.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330218092602

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Florence Knoll Lounge Chair

Designed by Florence Knoll
It doesn’t get more timeless or starkly modern than the boxy chrome-footed Florence Knoll lounge chair. Designed in 1954 by Florence Knoll Bassett (1917–2019), the chair is representative of all her signature gestures, from the sturdy construction to the button tufting, and like the rest of her work, it embodies the very essence of modernism. In many ways, Knoll was destined to become a household name in Michigan, and she flourished in her architecture studies with Bauhaus masters like Marcel Breuer and others. Knoll was a protégé of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, and her lounge seating, with its clean architectural lines, takes cues from her mentor. Deeply inspired by the Bauhaus and its belief in melding art with industrial techniques, Knoll revolutionized the workplace. “Every time you see Barcelona chairs and a table in a lobby, that’s her [influence],” Kathryn Hiesinger, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, told the New York Times. When Knoll designed this chair as part of her lounge series, which included a sofa, she called it “meat and potatoes” furniture and believed she was merely filling a need. While there’s no disputing the utilitarian properties of her classic pieces, they’re geometrically striking objects. The Florence Knoll lounge chair — with its low seat height and simple profile — would work in any setting, and Knoll was equally versatile. It’s hard to imagine modernism without her.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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