Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern
Florence Knoll, ‘Pair of Model 25 Lounge Chairs’, ca. 1940, Open Air Modern

Very scarce, early 1950s Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs for Knoll International. Substantial cushions are irresistibly deep and supremely cozy. Our examples are newly upholstered in a plush bouclé, slate-gray Maharam Pebble Wool that is structured yet soft to the touch. Original vintage beechwood legs are in great condition. This sumptuous pair defines the character of comfort with style and simplicity.

As seen on page 33 of the original Knoll Associates, Inc, showroom catalog published in 1950.

Manufacturer: Knoll Associates, Inc

About Florence Knoll

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.

American , b. 1917

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