The famously modest designer, Florence Knoll, not only designed beautifully streamlined sofas, she also designed a gorgeous ottoman that doubled-up as a footstool and a chair in its own right. And that is precisely the design that inspired our Florence Knoll Style Ottoman. This gorgeous piece is the picture of mid-century simplicity, consisting of a chrome frame and premium smooth aniline leather, it is the ideal addition to almost any space.
Originally designed in 1954 for Florence Knoll's timeless lounge collection, the ottoman was the ideal starting point on STIN.com's quest to produce the ideal sleek, mid-century seat. Despite its tall legs, the ottoman's chunky, solid design gives it excellent stability, making it ideal as either a footstool or a chair in its own right. the original design became an instant classic, and a favourite in stylish homes and businesses across the world. The STIN.com Florence Knoll-style Ottoman is made to the exact same specifications, making it a real design treasure.
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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