• Knoll FKB Credenza by Florence Knoll
  • Knoll FKB Credenza by Florence Knoll
  • Knoll FKB Credenza by Florence Knoll
  • Knoll FKB Table Desk by Florence Knoll
  • Knoll FKB Credenza by Florence Knoll
  • Knoll FKB Credenza by Florence Knoll
  • Knoll FKB Credenza by Florence Knoll

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Florence Knoll Credenza

Florence Knoll 1961

When Florence Knoll revolutionized private office design by replacing the typical executive desk with a table desk, she needed a place for all the filing and storage that had traditionally lived in desk drawers.

 

Her solution, executed in typical Florence Knoll elegance, was the low credenza. “I did it because I needed the piece of furniture for a job and it wasn’t there, so I designed it.” Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the design embodies Florence Knoll’s adherence to the teachings of her favorite mentor, Mies van der Rohe.

Details

Construction and Details
  • Available in two and four positions
  • Credenza tops are available in wood, coated and natural marble, in a wide range of colors and finishes
  • Sides, back, drawer and door fronts are wood veneer
  • 2545M available in white lacquer
  • Base available in polished or satin chrome
  • Optional central locking system available
  • KnollStudio logo and Florence Knoll’s signature is stamped onto the base frame
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

Downloads for Florence Knoll Credenza

General Info

Planning Tools

Finishes

Drawer and door fronts in same wood veneers or lacquer finish as body. All have polished aluminum pulls, top flush mounted storage doors with magnetic closures. Drawer and storage have matching veneer inside. NOTE: Only 2544M and 2545M are available with white laquer finish.

  • color Natural Oak
  • color Medium Brown Mahogany
  • color Pearwood
  • color Medium Red Mahogany
  • color Ebonized Oak
  • color White Lacquer
  • color White Extra
  • color Arabescato
  • color Calacatta
  • color Carrara
  • color Grey
  • color Empire Beige
  • color Emperador Dark
  • color Verdi Alpi
  • color Nero Marquina
  • color Arabescato
  • color Calacatta
  • color Carrara
  • color Grey
  • color Empire Beige
  • color Emperador Dark
  • color Verdi Alpi
  • color Nero Marquina
  • color Calacatta
  • color Carrara
  • color Emperador Dark
  • color Polished Chrome
  • color Satin Chrome

Dimensions

Prior to the pioneering approach of Florence Knoll and the Knoll Planning Unit, executive offices in America were nearly all planned the same way.

Florence Knoll described this standard layout in her 1964 “Commercial Interiors” entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica: “In such an office there was always a diagonally-placed desk, with a table set parallel behind it, a few chairs scattered around the edge of the room, and a glassed in bookcase. The table behind the desk generally became an unsightly storage receptacle.”

Seeking to create a space better suited to the executive’s primary function — communication — Florence reconsidered the illogical layout from an architectural perspective. She eliminated the imposing desk, replacing it with the more inviting table desk, placed parallel to the back wall. Storage was moved to behind the table in a low, matching credenza.

To execute this new layout, Florence introduced the 2544 Credenza in 1961. The elegant design exuded executive quality, and clearly exhibited Mies van der Rohe’s impact on Florence’s approach to design. Design historian Bobbye Tigerman notes that, “the furniture is architecture miniaturized…The structure of a large case balanced on thin peripheral columns recalls Mies’ Seagram Building.” Like Mies, Florence Knoll would endlessly refine each detail of a design in order to achieve simple, seemingly effortless beauty.