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Design by Florence Knoll, 1961.
Florence Knoll's credenza designs are reserved and cool, severe and angular, reflecting the objective perfectionism of the early 1960s. The Eight Drawer Credenza includes four box drawers — each with one removable partition — and four full-extension file drawers with two metal bars each for hanging files. Available in four body veneers, and a choice of matching veneer or marble top options. Marble tops (with the exception of White Extra, Carrara and Emperador marbles) can be ordered with a polished finish or satin (matte) finish. The satin finished marble creates a matte sheen that gives the top a natural honed appearance while offering the same protective qualities as the Polished polyester coated marble finish. The Credenza base is available in either Polished Chrome or Satin Chrome.
Select Base Finish, then select Body/Top pairing. Available with or without Optional Locking System. See options and pricing above.
The KnollStudio logo and Florence Knoll's signature are stamped on inside of credenza leg. Optional central locking system requires only one key to open the credenza (sold separately, see options below).
Returns: No returns are accepted on this product.
Material(s): Wood veneer, marble and polished or satin aluminum
Dimensions: W 74.75" D 18" H 25.5"
Designer: Florence Knoll
While a student at the Kingswood School on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Florence Knoll Bassett (née Schust) became a protegée of Eero Saarinen. She studied architecture at Cranbrook, the Architectural Association in London and the Armour Institute (Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago). She worked briefly for Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Wallace K. Harrison. In 1946, she became a full business and design partner and married Hans Knoll, after which they formed Knoll Associates. She was at once a champion of world-class architects and designers and an exceptional architect in her own right. As a pioneer of the Knoll Planning Unit, she revolutionized interior space planning. Her belief in "total design" — embracing architecture, manufacturing, interior design, textiles, graphics, advertising and presentation — and her application of design principles in solving space problems were radical departures from the standard practice in the 1950s, but were quickly adopted and remain widely used today. For her extraordinary contributions to architecture and design, Florence Knoll was accorded the National Endowment for the Arts' prestigious 2002 National Medal of Arts.View other products by Florence Knoll
Knoll believes good design is good business. A commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Recognized as a design leader worldwide, Knoll products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Knoll is a leader in sustainability policies and practices. A recent initiative with the Chicago Climate Exchange, as part of Knoll's 2006 commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses the concern for global climate change and targets programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout Knoll facilities. Knoll is headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania with manufacturing sites in North America and Italy.
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