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Florence Knoll Leather Sofa by Knoll Studio

US$8,525.82

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Florence Knoll leather sofa by Knoll Studio Sublime quality Florence Knoll for Knoll Studio model 1205S2C leather two-seat sofa, the chrome frame supporting the finest cream Spinneybeck HT513 leather button upholstered seats, this is an authorized Knoll original, sofa, The Knoll Studio logo and Florence Knoll signature are stamped onto the base. This elegant yet simple design has influenced so many designers since its original conception in 1954, the Florence Knoll Settee is a scaled-down translation of the rhythm and proportions of Mid-Century Modern architecture. With a square, geometric profile - an expression of the rational design approach Florence Knoll learned from her mentor, Mies van der Rohe the settee is utterly modern and totally timeless with a RRP of £13,212, perfect for Minimalist living, reserve now Background: Designed in 1954 as what Florence Knoll modestly referred to as one of the “fill-in pieces that no one else wants to do,” the Florence Knoll Sofa collection now stands as a defining example of modern design. Consistent with all of her designs, the Lounge collection has a spare, geometric profile that reflects the objective perfectionism and rational design approach Florence Knoll learned from her mentor, Mies van der Rohe. The elegant and refined Florence Knoll Relax 2-seat sofa was designed for the leading manufacturer Knoll International by the much revered, American-born architect and designer Florence Knoll. After she graduated from the Cranberry Institute of Art, the young designer obtained a degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Equally successful as both an architect and furniture designer, Knoll's most famous projects include the Connecticut Life Insurance building and New York's CBS building. During the 1950s, Florence Knoll's work was on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art and in 2002, she received the National Medal of Arts. Although first designed and manufactured in the early 1950s, the Florence Knoll Relax 2-seat sofa is still a timeless, Classic piece of furniture that complements modern and contemporary décor, as well as more traditional rooms and themes. The premium-quality, supple leather covers the entire piece, including the arm-rests. The sturdy frame is constructed from chrome and ensures that the furniture is robust and long lasting. Summary: Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Knoll Studio Two-seat settee Model 1205S2C Spinneybeck leather Signed and stamped Florence Knoll RRP £13,212 Beautiful and elegant Free delivery to England & Wales Condition.: Structurally sound, good condition overall with no odours, no tears or obvious concerns, chrome work excellent, sound and clean, would benefit from a light clean, overall very good with no faults at all. ?Dimensions: Width 62.59”, 159cm Depth 32.28”, 82cm Height 31.49”, 80cm Floor to seat 18.50”, 47cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Florence Knoll (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.49 in. (79.99 cm)Width: 62.59 in. (158.98 cm)Depth: 32.28 in. (82 cm)Seat Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2015
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Structurally sound, good condition overall with no odours, no tears or obvious concerns, chrome work excellent, sound and clean, would benefit from a light clean, overall very good with no faults at all.
  • Seller Location
    Longdon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1832320428442

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About the Designer

Florence Knoll

Architect, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur — Florence Knoll had a subtle but profound influence on the course of mid-century American modernism. Dedicated to functionality and organization, and never flamboyant, Knoll shaped the ethos of the post-war business world with her polished, efficient design and skillfully realized office plans.Knoll had perhaps the most thorough design education of any of her peers. Florence Schust was orphaned at age 12, and her guardian sent her to Kingswood, a girl’s boarding school that is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community in suburban Detroit. Her interest in design brought her to the attention of Eliel Saarinen, the Finnish architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen and his wife took the talented child under their wing, and she became close to their son, the future architect Eero Saarinen. While a student at the academy, Florence befriended artist-designer Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames. Later, she studied under three of the Bauhaus masters who emigrated to the United States. She worked as an apprentice in the Boston architectural offices of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe taught her at the Illinois Institute of Technology.In 1941, she met Hans Knoll, whose eponymous furniture company was just getting off the ground. They married in 1946, and her design sense and his business skills soon made Knoll Inc. a leading firm in its field. Florence signed up the younger Saarinen as a designer, and would develop pieces by Bertoia, Mies and the artist Isamu Noguchi. Her main work came as head of the Knoll Planning Group, designing custom office interiors for clients such as IBM and CBS. The furniture Florence created for these spaces reflects her Bauhaus training: the pieces are pure functional design, exactingly built; their only ornament from the materials, such as wood and marble. Her innovations — the oval conference table, for example, conceived as a way to ensure clear sightlines among all seated at a meeting — were always in the service of practicality.Since her retirement in 1965, Knoll received the National Medal of Arts, among other awards; in 2004 the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted the exhibition “Florence Knoll: Defining Modern” — well deserved accolades for a strong, successful design and business pioneer. As demonstrated on these pages, the simplicity of Knoll’s furniture is her work’s great virtue: they fit into any interior design scheme.
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