Friday, March 14, 2014

Florence Knoll Revamping Office Environments

Florence Knoll, a Michigan native and celebrated architect, set a new standard of beauty in corporate offices around the world with her self-proclaimed ‘meat and potatoes’ style of furniture.

After studying under key influencers of the era, including Mies Van Der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, Knoll decided to move to New York City in 1943. This was time when the US was battling a wartime economy. She was introduced to Hans Knoll, a furniture designer, and was able to convince him that he could overcome this time of economic downturn by combining her architectural background with his knowledge of furniture design. Hans Knoll loved this pairing so much he eventually married her.

Our replicas of 
Knoll's lounge chair use High-Resilient, Multi-Density Foam that is wrapped in Dacron for ultimate comfort. Learn this and other ways our replicas compare on our website.

Come check out all we have to offer in our
 Chicago Showroom!

-Lounge Chair replica by Florence Knoll
-Exhibition Bench by Mies van der Rohe
-Small Square End Table replica by Florence Knoll

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Photo: Florence Knoll, a Michigan native and celebrated architect, set a new standard of beauty in corporate offices around the world with her self-proclaimed ‘meat and potatoes’ style of furniture.

After studying under key influencers of the era, including Mies Van Der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, Knoll decided to move to New York City in 1943.  This was time when the US was battling a wartime economy.  She was introduced to Hans Knoll, a furniture designer, and was able to convince him that he could overcome this time of economic downturn by combining her architectural background with his knowledge of furniture design.  Hans Knoll loved this pairing so much he eventually married her.

Florence Knoll’s distinct pieces grew to such high demand, she was able to open showrooms around the world, including one in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart in 1953.

-Lounge Chair in Standard Black Leather by Florence Knoll
-60 inch Bench in Premium Black Leather by Florence Knoll
-Small Square End Table by France Knoll

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