Florence Knoll

Maverick designer Florence Knoll has been called the "First Lady" of design. Among the greatest treasures from the Knoll archives are these wonderful photographs of the young Florence and Hans Knoll. We think you can see the energy and vision which attracted architects like Eero Saarinen and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to Knoll during its early years (Knoll celebrated 75 years in 2013).
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Florence Knoll table desk

Knoll Florence - Oval Table Desk - Florence Knoll described her designs the fill-in pieces which had to be provided.

Florence Knoll

In 1943 Florence convinced Hans to let her work for the Knoll furniture company. It was her plan to work with architects in expanding the business into interior design. She succeeded, and he was impressed.

Florence Knoll coffee and end tables

Design Florence Knoll, 1954 Steel frame, glass, wood veneer, granite or marble top Made in Italy by Knoll

Florence Knoll Sofa | Knoll

Florence Knoll Florence Knoll Collection Sofa design classic by Knoll International

In 1946, Florence founds the Knoll Planning Unit and Hans begins marketing Knoll as a complete design service.

In Florence founds the Knoll Planning Unit and Hans begins marketing Knoll as a complete design service.

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