Krusin Side Chair with Upholstered Back Inset
Knoll is Modern Always because modern always works. Founded in 1938 by Hans and Florence Knoll, today Knoll is recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure. Knoll's portfolio of designs feature works from pioneering modernists like Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Richard Schultz. Along with their classic designs Knoll strives to work with the best designers of today including Antenna Design, Formway Design, Don Chadwick, David Adjaye, and Rem Koolhaas.
With an incredible roster of products like the Womb Chair and Barcelona Chair, Knoll continues to remain true to the Bauhaus design philosophy it was founded on, that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. Whether you're searching for one of their iconic modern designs or looking to update your workspace, Knoll has an array of products, which combine a Modernist aesthetic with residential appeal.
Marc Krusin is a veteran of the Milan-based group Codice 31, which he founded in 1998 with five other designers. He now directs the design team of the prestigious Milanese design firm, Piero Lissoni, overseeing projects for international clients such as Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet, and Wella. Much of Krusin's own work is done through Klay, a firm he opened in 2004, specializing in "objects of natural materials influenced by world cultures." Cross-cultural influences run throughout his practice.
Krusin has designed for Fontana Arte, Pallucco, Saporiti, Bosa ceramiche, Merten, Omnidecor, Glas Italia, and the Spanish furniture firm, Viccarbe. Recently honored in the 2008 "Europe 40 Under 40", Krusin was described as one of the "next generation of innovative architects and designers who will impact future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas."View other products by Marc Krusin