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Pair of Florence Knoll Leather Lounge Chairs for Knoll Studio, Signed

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This pair of Florence Knoll leather lounge chairs for Knoll Studio feature soft supple leather over a chrome base, with a Knoll Studio embossed stamp and Florence Knoll's signature embossed on one leg of each chair, and Knoll repeat fabric on the underside of the seat cushions. Incredible quality as you would expect from Knoll, with luxurious high-end leather and construction. These Florence Knoll leather lounge chairs would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian 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 side chairs, easy chairs, club chairs, bedside chairs, fireside chairs, dressing or changing room chairs, hallway chairs, entryway or mudroom chairs, nursing or reading chairs, conference or meeting room chairs, office chairs, guest chairs, lobby chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 31" x W 32.5" x D 32.5" Seat Height: 17.5" Seat Depth: 21" Arm Height: 23.5" CONDITION: Very good condition with light wear and patina, ready for immediate use.

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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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