Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Florence Knoll's 'Meat and Potatoes' Bench


During and age and industry of ostentation, Florence Knoll’s humility is unexpected and noteworthy.  Describing her pieces as ‘meat and potatoes’ and ‘the fill-in pieces that no one else wants to do,’ her aim was to complement the trending organic and curved shapes with her geometric furniture designs. 

Perhaps she would have given herself more credit if she knew the ageless and adaptable appeal of her furniture designs.  Perfect in their simplicity, her designs are elegantly unimposing making them useful in any setting from corporate lobbies to cozy living rooms. 

Our Knoll Bench Reproduction comes in a wide variety of our ‘boucle’ textured fabric or top-grain leather colors that are specifically suited for furniture of the midcentury era.  Our frame is crafted from 1 inch square stainless steel tubing, a more resilient material than her chrome plated mild steel that Florence had to use at the time, welded and polished to seamless perfection.

Come check out this new addition to our Chicago or Bellingham Showroom!

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