About the Designer
United States (1917 - )
Considered a seminal leader of 20th-century design, Florence Knoll grew up among designers.
In partnership with her husband, Hans, she championed the Bauhaus approach to furniture design at Knoll:
to offer objects that reflect design, technological innovation and mass production. Her intellect and keen eye brought Knoll to the
forefront of modern design, thus creating the legacy that continues today. Awards: Florence Knoll was awarded the National Endowment
for the Arts' prestigious 2002 National Medal of Arts As a pioneer of the Knoll Planning Unit, Florence Knoll created what she modestly called the "fill-in pieces that no one else wants to do." Like so many of her ground-breaking designs that became the gold standard for the industry, her signature bench is characterized by the objective perfectionism of the mid 20th century. Designed in the mid-1950s, this two seater bench is the ideal complement to the Florence Knoll Lounge Collection. Crafted with distinct, individually sewn squares on a chrome base, the bench is available in two sizes and features an exposed polished chrome frame. It is perfect for both formal and casual settings, including reception areas, universities, museums and private homes. Upholstery is available in quality leather for a classic look, or in dozens of both bright and neutral fabric options for a more casual space.
Florence Knoll is considered by many to be a leader of 20th-century architecture and design. Studying architecture with Mies van der Rohe and working alongside of Marcel Breuer and Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius--Knoll was primed for success. Forming Knoll Associates with her husband, Hans, Knoll headed up the Planning Unit at Knoll, creating what she referred to as "the fill-in pieces that no one else wants to do."
Like so many of her ground-breaking designs that became the gold standard for the industry, this 1954 piece has gone on to become a classic. Like many of Knoll's designs, the Florence Knoll Large Square End Table is reserved and cool, severe and angular--reflecting the objective perfectionism of the early 1960s. The KnollStudio® logo and Florence Knoll's signature are stamped on the inside of leg of every table. *This product is made to order and thus customer orders cannot be canceled once the products go into production Features at a Glance: Design Year: 1954
- Glass tops 5/8"-thick polished plate glass
- Coated Marble:
- Coated marble tops 5/8"-thick marble with transparent polyester to help eliminate use-associated stains
- Available in five coated finishes
- Please note marbles with polyester coating will yellow over time
- Natural Marble and Granite:
- Natural marble and granite tops 3/4"-thick with protective sealer
- Wood tops 3/4"-thick veneered medium density fiberboard with cathedral grain pattern
- Toned and stained finishes for light oak, light walnut, reff dark cherry and pearwood
- Ebonized walnut finish features black stain on walnut substrate
- Tops contain threaded inserts and attach to base with screws
- Base comes in either satin or polished chrome-plated steel
- KnollStudio logo and designer's signature are stamped into the base
- American Institute of Interior Designers First Award, USA, 1954
Overall Dimensions: 19" H x 35.5" W x 35.5" D Order with Confidence:
- Sustainability Statement: Sustainable design is a key component of Knoll's environmental focus. Knoll's commitment to social responsibility and a healthy environment has prompted the company to further articulate its longstanding environmental programs and, with encouragement and support from colleagues in the industry, Knoll has re-energized its focus on such "green" initiatives as life cycle analysis and LEED™ certification. Knoll is proud to have contributed to projects that have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Knoll products are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship during the applicable warranty period set forth in the Knoll Warranty.
- Should you discover shortly after receiving your Florence Knoll End Table that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost. .
- Each authentic Knoll product is stamped with the KnollStudio Logo and designer signature and includes a certificate of authenticity.
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