Florence Knoll Lounge Chair
Design Florence Knoll, 1954. Steel frame, upholstery. Made in USA by Knoll. Like so many of her groundbreaking 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. Consists of a distinct, fully tufted, seat and back covering attached to an exposed metal frame and legs. The versatile collection includes lounge chair, settee and sofa, Ideal in both formal and informal settings. While a student on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Florence Knoll Bassett became a protegée of Eero Saarinen. She worked briefly for Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Wallace K. Harrison. In 1946, she married Hans Knoll, after which they formed Knoll Associates. As a pioneer of the Knoll Planning Unit, she revolutionized interior space planning with her belief in "total design" - embracing all aspects of design principles which 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. Lounge chair: 31.5" w | 31.5" d | 31.5" h | seat: 17" h | arm: 23" h. Available in your choice of fabric or leather upholstery. Pieces upholstered in leather have matching buttons; pieces upholstered in fabric do not have buttons.
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