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Joe D'Urso for Knoll International 'High Table' Dining/Work Table, Signed, 1980

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A fantastic Postmodern design, from 1980, by Joe D'Urso for Knoll International 'High Table' which functions perfectly as a dining table, conference table, work table, meeting table or desk. This early production example is signed with a Knoll International label underneath, dating this piece to the first year or few years of production. Great collectors example for those who collect Post Modern design. This stylish table by Joseph Paul D'Urso features a jet black oval top with wood grain veneer underside (table can be reversed if you wish to use the wood side, would most likely require filling screw holes to do so) and jet black steel legs finished with casters. Underneath the table is a weighted plate for greater stability. This Joe D'urso for Knoll International dining / conference / work table would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism 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. More about the designer: Celebrated minimalist and internationally renowned interior designer Joseph D’Urso first translated his signature spare aesthetic to furniture for Knoll in 1980. With simple lines, lean proportions and industrial materials, the collection of tables reflects D’Urso’s preference for objects that look more engineered than styled. “The tables span any function from home to office,” explains D’Urso. “I tried to create a palette of choices so one can decide what is most appropriate for each situation.” Measurements: H 27.75" x W 72" x D 36" Condition: Very good condition (especially consider its age) with light wear. Sturdy and sound. Ready to be used immediately.


  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Joe D'Urso (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.75 in. (70.49 cm)Width: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Depth: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Very good condition (especially consider its age) with light wear. Sturdy and sound. Ready to be used immediately.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330220450072

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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 Knoll (Manufacturer)

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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