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Florence Knoll Lounge Chair
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Florence Knoll Lounge Chair

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It doesn’t get more timeless or starkly modern than the boxy chrome-footed Florence Knoll lounge chair. Designed in 1954 by Florence Knoll Bassett (1917–2019), the chair is representative of all her signature gestures, from the sturdy construction to the button tufting, and like the rest of her work, it embodies the very essence of modernism.

In many ways, Knoll was destined to become a household name in Michigan, and she flourished in her architecture studies with Bauhaus masters like Marcel Breuer and others. Knoll was a protégé of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, and her lounge seating, with its clean architectural lines, takes cues from her mentor.

Deeply inspired by the Bauhaus and its belief in melding art with industrial techniques, Knoll revolutionized the workplace. “Every time you see Barcelona chairs and a table in a lobby, that’s her [influence],” Kathryn Hiesinger, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, told the New York Times. When Knoll designed this chair as part of her lounge series, which included a sofa, she called it “meat and potatoes” furniture and believed she was merely filling a need. While there’s no disputing the utilitarian properties of her classic pieces, they’re geometrically striking objects. The Florence Knoll lounge chair — with its low seat height and simple profile — would work in any setting, and Knoll was equally versatile. It’s hard to imagine modernism without her.

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Pair of off White Leather and Stainless Steel Lounge Chairs by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful 1950’s off white leather with parallel bar stainless steel legs lounge chairs designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. This came out of the embassy of Australia. The sofa is...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Florence Knoll Leather Lounge Chairs for Knoll Studio, Signed
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of Florence Knoll leather lounge chairs for Knoll Studio feature soft supple leather over a chrome base, with a Knoll Studio embossed stamp and Florence Knoll's signature e...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Wonderful Set of No.25 Lounge Chairs by Florence Knoll / Like New
By Florence Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
Modern after all this years....
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Florence Knoll Leather Lounge Chairs
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of slipper lounge chairs by Florence Knoll, USA, circa 1950s. The chairs feature a walnut frame with attached tufted leather back and seat cushions. A Classic design by one of t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Lounge Armchair, circa 1980s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful Florence Knoll lounge armchair with chrome base and a burgundy and grey tweed fabric. This lovely lounge chair was recently reupholstered and is still in excellent condit...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Florence Knoll Living Room Model 65 Chrome Lounge Chairs
By Florence Knoll
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of Florence Knoll "Living Room" model 65 chrome lounge chairs, circa 1950s. This pair of chairs were professionally reupholstered several years ago with Knoll fabric. ...
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Mid-20th Century Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Knoll Studio “Florence Knoll” Lounge Chair Armchair in Pale Grey “Volo” Leather
By Florence Knoll
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is a rare, original “Florence Knoll” lounge chair from the world renown furniture house of Knoll Studio, dressed in their sublime Knoll “Volo” leather in pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs for Knoll International
By Florence Knoll
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of lounge chairs by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. The chairs was newly upholstery circa three years ago. Very good condition.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Red Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of vintage Florence Knoll lounge chairs on steel bases. We have these totally refurbished and re-upholstered in red Maharam Messenger fabric. The bases have been polished, and...
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20th Century American Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of fairly new Florence Knoll Studio relaxed lounge chairs. They are embossed Florence Knoll Knoll Studios on one leg of each chair as pictured and bear a label underneath that...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Club Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Florence Knoll Cube Lounge Chairs
By Florence Knoll
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A classic form by Florence Knoll re-upholstered many years ago price is for the pair.  
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Vintage 1960s American Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

1960s Lounge Chair by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A lounge chair formed by an armless button-tufted upholstered seat resting on a matte steel, rectilinear architectural frame.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Florence Knoll Tan Leather Button Tufted Lounge Chair, 1970s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Pau, FR
Florence Knoll lounge chair in tan leather with button tufted seat and back on a chrome-plated steel base. Labeled Art Metal - Knoll Corp., June 9 1971 The chair has some losses to ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Elegant Pair of Florence Knoll Grey Wool Armchairs
By Florence Knoll
Located in London, GB
A rare, original “Florence Knoll” pair of lounge chairs from the world renown furniture house of Knoll Studio, dressed in a sublime, tactile woven-wool fabric, and with polished chro...
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2010s American Armchairs

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Wood

Florence Knoll Grey Tuxedo Lounge Chair
By Florence Knoll
Located in London, GB
A rare, original “Florence Knoll” lounge chair from the world renown furniture house of Knoll Studio, dressed in a sublime, tactile woven-wool fabric, and with polished chrome framew...
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2010s American Armchairs

Materials

Wool

Pair of Florence Knoll Leather Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Florence Knoll tufted leather lounge chairs, originally designed in 1954, this pair is of recent production. Original Spinneybeck tan leather on satin chrome frame, both an u...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Florence Knoll, "Parallel Bar" Lounge Chair, circa 1965
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Paris, FR
"Parallel Bar" easy chair designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll International, circa 1965. Newly re-upholstered with a dark blue velvet from the Kvadrat Raf Simons collec...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Metal

Mid-Century Florence Knoll "Parallel Bar" Slipper Chairs
By Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of lounge chairs by Florence Knoll, circa 1955. Stunning mid-century modern pair of slipper style chairs feature tufted vintage fabric, sturdy and stylish frames, and iconic vin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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