Celebrations of Florence Knoll's 100th Year Around the Country
Birthday festivities in honor of the designer took place at showrooms, dealerships & architectural firms
On May 24, 2017, former Knoll President, head of the Planing Unit, founder of KnollTextiles and legendary designer Florence Knoll turned 100 years old. In honor of her lasting vision and many achievements, festivities were held at Knoll showrooms, dealerships and architectural firms around the country.
In true Shu spirit, the celebrations were in the details—which included cakes topped with KnollTextiles wheels and "big K" logos, postcards of past planning projects, colorful hats and beads, Mad Men-themed outfits, and cookies decorated with classic Florence Knoll designs. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of KnollTextiles, a division of the company that Florence Knoll founded in 1947, the festivities had decades of modern design to remember and revere.
Discover the story of Florence Knoll, with her timeless designs and countless achievements, here. A look at her role in the shaping of KnollTextiles can be viewed here.