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Pair of Knoll Studio “Florence Knoll” Settee Sofas in “Sabrina” Brown Leather

$20,019.97per set

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Pair of Knoll Studio “Florence Knoll” settee sofas in “Sabrina” mahogany brown leather On offer on this occasion is a rare, original identical pair of “Florence Knoll” settee sofas from the world renown furniture house of Knoll Studio, dressed in their sublime Knoll “Sabrina” leather in “Mahogany” dark brown, and with polished chrome framework. As you will no doubt be aware by your interest in this Florence Knoll-designed masterpiece, Knoll Studio pieces are the epitome of contemporary furniture design, are of peerless quality, and exhibit detailing and execution of an unrivalled standard. In a world of temporary pleasures, Knoll Studio create beautiful furniture that remains a joy forever, and there can be few more-beautiful examples of this timeless icon of design than this. This pair is in superb, immaculately-maintained condition, reflecting the infrequent employment it has seen in the past, and is entirely free from fault, flaw or damage. Its fine order reflects the TLC and remarkably considerate-use afforded it in the past but, as you should realistically expect from a leather of this nature and color, there are a small number of light, minor superficial-blemishes to be found across the seat, arm and back, but certainly nothing that catches the eye overly, or compromises the beauty of this stunning piece one jot. Please view the images provided closely to confirm its incredible condition and appearance. Handsome in the extreme, and benefitting from Knoll’s premium leather option which only serves to increase it beauty, personality and practicality.

Details

  • Creator
    Florence Knoll (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 62.6 in. (159 cm)Depth: 32.29 in. (82 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2000
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Whalley, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1301221396272

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About the Designer

Florence Knoll

Architect, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur — Florence Knoll had a subtle but profound influence on the course of mid-century American modernism. Dedicated to functionality and organization, and never flamboyant, Knoll shaped the ethos of the post-war business world with her polished, efficient design and skillfully realized office plans.Knoll had perhaps the most thorough design education of any of her peers. Florence Schust was orphaned at age 12, and her guardian sent her to Kingswood, a girl’s boarding school that is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community in suburban Detroit. Her interest in design brought her to the attention of Eliel Saarinen, the Finnish architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen and his wife took the talented child under their wing, and she became close to their son, the future architect Eero Saarinen. While a student at the academy, Florence befriended artist-designer Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames. Later, she studied under three of the Bauhaus masters who emigrated to the United States. She worked as an apprentice in the Boston architectural offices of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe taught her at the Illinois Institute of Technology.In 1941, she met Hans Knoll, whose eponymous furniture company was just getting off the ground. They married in 1946, and her design sense and his business skills soon made Knoll Inc. a leading firm in its field. Florence signed up the younger Saarinen as a designer, and would develop pieces by Bertoia, Mies and the artist Isamu Noguchi. Her main work came as head of the Knoll Planning Group, designing custom office interiors for clients such as IBM and CBS. The furniture Florence created for these spaces reflects her Bauhaus training: the pieces are pure functional design, exactingly built; their only ornament from the materials, such as wood and marble. Her innovations — the oval conference table, for example, conceived as a way to ensure clear sightlines among all seated at a meeting — were always in the service of practicality.Since her retirement in 1965, Knoll received the National Medal of Arts, among other awards; in 2004 the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted the exhibition “Florence Knoll: Defining Modern” — well deserved accolades for a strong, successful design and business pioneer. As demonstrated on these pages, the simplicity of Knoll’s furniture is her work’s great virtue: they fit into any interior design scheme.
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