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Design by Florence Knoll, 1954.
Like so many of her innovative designs that became the gold standard for the industry, Florence Knoll's 1954 Lounge Collection has made its way into the pantheon of modern classics. The Collection's Bench is offered in this Two-Seater version featuring a variable density welted and tufted cushion and seat suspension with No-Sag springs. The exposed metal frame and legs are plated steel in a Polished Chrome finish. The Florence Knoll Bench is equally at home in the company of Knoll's Lounge pieces or as a stand alone element in your living space or work space.
Select from a broad range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck leathers. The Collection also includes a Three-Seater Bench, Lounge Chair, 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 Bench has chrome-plated adjustable glides used for leveling.
Material(s): Solid hardwood with chrome-plated steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
Dimensions: 36.25"W X 19.5"D X 16.75"H
By: Ann P., Homeowner (Chicago)
The bench is a perfect size for our front foyer and comfortably seats two people. The leather quality and upholstery are excellent, with no flaws. The design seems timeless.
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