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Architect and designer Florence Knoll is considered to be among the pantheon of modern design greats. She began her career under the tutelage of Eero Saarinen at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, before going on to study with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and to work for Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She would reconnect with Saarinen later, after founding her own company, Knoll, with her husband, Hans Knoll. There she worked with top designers to create or reissue such lasting icons as Saarinen’s “Tulip” chairs and tables, and the famous coffee table Isamu Noguchi created in 1944. An accomplished designer in her own right, Knoll was an early proponent of “total design,” the idea that all elements of a space, from its architecture down to its smallest details, should be connected.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Almond & Co. at FOG Design+Art 2019Almond & Co.
2017
August AdditionsOpen Air Modern
2016
Patrick Parrish Gallery at Design Miami/ Basel 2016Patrick Parrish Gallery
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Knoll
established 1938
Knoll
established 1938

Cabinet (No. 541), New York, 1960s

Walnut, Enameled Wood, Birch, Chromed Steel
29 × 75 1/2 × 18 in
73.7 × 191.8 × 45.7 cm
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Rago/Wright
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Signature
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Architect and designer Florence Knoll is considered to be among the pantheon of modern design greats. She began her career under the tutelage of Eero Saarinen at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, before going on to study with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and to work for Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She would reconnect with Saarinen later, after founding her own company, Knoll, with her husband, Hans Knoll. There she worked with top designers to create or reissue such lasting icons as Saarinen’s “Tulip” chairs and tables, and the famous coffee table Isamu Noguchi created in 1944. An accomplished designer in her own right, Knoll was an early proponent of “total design,” the idea that all elements of a space, from its architecture down to its smallest details, should be connected.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Knoll
established 1938
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