The clean, sleek lines of our Florence Knoll inspired Armchair sofa brings a touch of class to any room. The stylish yet simple design is minimalist elegance at its best and mixes perfectly with both vintage and contemporary pieces. Our high quality reproduction has a solid wood frame with foam cushions encased in luxury cashmere or top grain aniline leather. The base and legs are made from polished steel.
Florence Knoll designed her classic armchair in 1954 as part of her 'Lounge collection'. The series, which also includes a Florence Knoll inspired 2-Seater Sofa, Florence Knoll inspired 3-Seater Sofa, Florence Knoll inspired Corner Sofa and Florence Knoll inspired Bench, is a perfect example of her restrained, geometric approach to furniture design. This collection, which Knoll humbly described as the furniture equivalent of 'meat and potatoes', became an industry gold standard and a classic series in modern design.
1917 (United States)
American architect and furniture designer, Florence Knoll Bassett was born in Michigan in 1917. She studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen, before becoming a protégé of Eliel’s son, Eero Saarinen. In 1946, Florence married Hans Knoll and formed Knoll Associates, which worked to revolutionise interior space planning. They believed in “total design”, which embraced architecture, manufacturing, interior design, textiles, graphics, advertising and presentation. Florence’s application of these design principles to solve space problems transformed the standard practices of the 1950s and is still widely used today. For her outstanding contributions to architecture and design, Florence Knoll was accorded the National Endowment for the Arts' prestigious 2002 National Medal of Arts.
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