Founded in New York City in 1938 by European migrants Hans Knoll and Jens Risom, the company sought to bring European Modernism to the United States with its selection of modern office and home furniture.
The company became firmly established when Hans met his wife and working partner Florence. Well travelled, well educated and connected to Marcel Breuer, Mies Van Der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and many more. Florence Knoll brought an exacting eye and creative vision to the company. In addition to commisioning designs for the furniture collection, she also established the Knoll Planning Unit, an interiors consultancy that influenced the way in which interiors divisions of architectural practices operate today.
The Knoll collection reads like a who's who of twentieth-century design history. The Saarinen Table, Florence Knoll Sofa, Tulip Chair, Barcelona chair and Bertoia Chair are just a few of pieces the company have produced that are cemented in the design canon.
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A firm feature in almost all Florence Knoll interiors, the Saarinen Conference Chair transformed ideals of executive seating following its design in 1950
A quintessential office chair from designer Charles Pollock, the Pollock Executive Chair is the sum of fine craftsmanship and functional design
The Straight Chair from Knoll is George Nakashima's Modernist take on the traditional Windsor chair with the designer's characteristic sensitivity to material
Mixing Eastern and Western aesthetics with traditional and modern vocabularies, the Splay Leg Coffee Table exemplifies George Nakashima's unique approach to design
With a name that reflects its comforting sense of security, the Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen is one of the most recognisable pieces of the modern furniture movement
A study in space, form and function, the Bertoia Diamond Chair is an exploratory piece from Knoll that is among the most recognised achievements of mid-century modern design
Initially designed for its durability, Richard Schultz's 1966 Outdoor Chaise marked a turning point for garden furniture design
Seeking to eliminate the 'slum of legs' in 1957, Eero Saarinen created the Saarinen table collection, as popular now as it was at the time of its design