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    Florence Knoll


    In 1941 Florence Schust moved to New York after graduating from Cranbrook and working with many of the greatest architects in the world.  There she met Hans Knoll, who was establishing a new furniture company. With Florence’s design skills and Hans’ business acumen and salesmanship, the pair, who married in 1946, grew the nascent company into an international arbiter of style and design. Florence also seeded contributions with her friends Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, and Mies van der Rohe.

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Florence Knoll