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Knoll Ergonomic Handkerchief Chairs by Massimo and Lelia Vignelli, circa 1980s

$1,850per set

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Knoll Ergonomic handkerchief side chairs by Massimo and Lelia Vignelli circa 1980s Offered for sale is a set of four Knoll ergonomic handkerchief side chairs designed by Massimo and Lelia Vignelli. The chairs are finished in a subtle violet on black frames. They are marked Knoll beneath the seats. The chairs are quite comfortable and give great support to the lumbar section of the lower back.

Details

  • Creator
    Massimo and Lella Vignelli (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.12 in. (73.97 cm)Width: 22.75 in. (57.79 cm)Depth: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. some light surface scratches as shown.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1974317624952

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    Ships From: Miami, FL
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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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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