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Massimo & Lella Vignelli Paperclip Table For Knoll



"Paperclip" Table by Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Knoll. We have a total of four of these tables available. The glass tops are 42" inches square. If a different size of shape is desired please contact us with your request. From Knoll Studio: "With the existing square glass tops the four tables can be used grouped together for a large and light dining table. In 1968 Vignelli was contracted by Knoll to re-envision the corporate identity and graphics program, resulting in the Knoll logo in Helvetica and the introduction of Pantone Super Warm Red as the company color. The work done for Knoll, in addition to giving us our signature graphics, launched the Vignellis to international renown as premier modern graphic designers. In 1983 they returned to Knoll to design the Handkerchief Chair. Using compression molded plastics, they conducted a fabrication and design investigation that lasted 5 years, and ultimately captured the lightness and organic ease of a handkerchief drifting in the wind. The firm introduced the Paperclip table in 1994 as a complement to the Handkerchief. Massimo Vignelli: “We wanted to give these chairs their own table: same lightness, same feeling, same uses.” Echoing the bent wire base of the chair, and the overall visual lightness achieved by the signature seat, the designers were able to translate the essence of what made the Handkerchief so elegant to the Paperclip Table." We suggest these sets of chairs and excellent companions for use with this/these table(s): 1stdibs ref: LU8866741873 and 1stdibs ref: LU8866814459


  • Creator
    Knoll (Manufacturer),Massimo Vignelli (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73.03 cm)Width: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Depth: 42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Total of 4 tables are available. Chrome bases are all very good with only minor oxidation to the chrome. Three of the four 42" glass tops have chips to the edge of the glass. You can choose whether we have the edges cut back or whether you prefer a different size and shape top or a new glass top same size as the existing.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU8866865457

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    Ships From: Hingham, MA
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About Knoll (Manufacturer)

As a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 20th century, Knoll was a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Their work would help change the face of the American home and office.

The company was formed in 1938 by the German immigrant Hans Knoll. He first worked with his fellow ex-pat, the Danish designer Jens Risom, who created furniture with flowing lines made of wood. While Risom served in World War II, in 1943 Knoll met his future wife, Florence Schust. She had studied and worked with eminent emigré leaders of the Bauhaus, including Mies, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. She won Knoll over with Bauhaus notions of industrial arts, and an aesthetic that featured flat and tubular metal frames and angular forms. When Hans died in a car crash in 1955, Florence Knoll was appointed head of the company. It was as much through her holistic approach to design — a core division of the firm was dedicated to planning office systems — as Knoll's mid-century modern furnishings themselves that she brought about the sleek and efficient transformation of the American workplace.

Today, classic Knoll furnishings remain staples of modern design collections and decors. A history of modern design is written in pieces such as Mies’ elegant Barcelona chair, Saarinen’s pedestal Tulip chair, Breuer’s tubular steel Wassily lounge chair and the  grid-patterned Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. As you can see from the items on the following pages, these designs and others have become timeless emblems of the progressive spirit and sleek sophistication of the best of modernism.

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