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Knoll and The Modern House Collaborate on Instagram

The Modern House Features Five Favorite Pieces

Knoll collaborated with British real estate company The Modern House over the course of two consecutive Fridays in March, opening its Instagram to a The Modern House takeover on March 18. The takeover featured five modern residences furnished by Knoll, with pieces designed by Florence Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer and Harry Bertoia. 

The following week, The Modern House featured five Knoll pieces selected by the company: personal favorites of The Modern House staff. Albert Hill, Founding Director of The Modern House, wrote of the Florence Knoll Credenza: "Like all of Florence Knoll's pieces, this is a wonderfully unfussy, refined and practical bit of furniture. Knoll never tried to re-invent the wheel and avoided the temptation to dazzle with her designs but rather approached things with a simplicity that was inspirational. With something so pared back, the piece becomes about the proportions and the detailing—both of which are typically satisfying in this credenza."

View features by The Modern House below.

 

 

My Favourite Furniture @knollinc This chair seems to come up again and again for me - I have loved it for as long as I can remember being aware of furniture design. I moved to London from Sweden to study art history and design which is where I learnt more about this chair. After that I worked for Skandium where we were given a special talk about Breuer and the materials used for the production of this beautiful chair - we were even taken to visit the Knoll showroom specifically to learn about these chairs! I love the sculptural feeling that this chair has. It’s more than just a piece of furniture, it’s like a piece of art, but at the same time an incredibly functional piece of art! I like the clean, but complex, lines and the lightness that the see-through effect gives. And of course, it’s very comfortable. Matilda, Administrator at The Modern House

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My Favourite Furniture @knollinc I’ve just bought my first flat, which is really exciting as until now I’ve never had the chance to properly make a place my own. I am now beginning the mammoth task of furnishing it and the temptation has been to just go and buy everything quickly and cheaply. I have decided, however, to wait a bit and try to buy some more inspirational pieces. Everything might look a bit sparse for the moment but I know it will be worth it. I love this table, it’s so crisp and subtle. Though it’s 70 years old and has quite a distinct mid-century feel, it still looks contemporary and fits well with a surprisingly wide range of other living room furniture. Nicola, PA to the Directors at The Modern House

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