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Design by Florence Knoll, 1954.
Florence Knoll's groundbreaking 1954 Lounge Collection is truly an icon of modern classic design. The versatile group includes this trim Lounge Chair, offered in a variety of fabric and leather textile options. The Chair's minimalist lines are accented with meticulous detailing: fully welted and tufted seat backs; variable density arm, seat and back cushions; seat suspension with No-Sag springs; and an exposed frame with legs in heavy gauge tubular steel and a choice of finishes.
The Florence Knoll Lounge Chair is offered in a broad range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck leathers. (Pieces upholstered in leather have matching buttons; pieces upholstered in fabric do not have buttons.) Select base finish, then select upholstery textile and color. The Collection also includes a Bench, Settee and Sofa, sold separately.
The Florence Knoll Lounge Collection is Greenguard certified. Designer signature and KnollStudio logo are stamped into the base of the frame. The pieces in the Lounge Collection have chrome-plated adjustable glides used for leveling.
Material(s): Solid hardwood with chrome-plated steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
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.View other products from Knoll