Florence Knoll Hairpin™ Stacking Table

Florence Knoll 1948

First introduced in 1948, Florence Knoll’s Model 75 stacking stool was an instantly popular addition to what was then still a small catalog of furnishings from Knoll Associates. Florence based the compact design on earlier studies using steel rods at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

 

The design remained in production until 1966 and was only briefly reproduced in 1981 for the Innovative Furniture in America exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. The Model 75 stool is now reintroduced as the Hairpin™ Stacking Table, which is made of a painted steel base and a laminate top, and can stack up to five tables. The table is an affordable piece of timeless design that adds an eclectic, whimsical element to any space.

Finishes

  • color Black
  • color White
  • color Red
  • color Yellow
  • color Blue
  • color Green
  • color Black Laminate
  • color White Laminate
  • color Light Ash
  • color Grey Ash
  • color Zebra

Dimensions

Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • Tables can be stacked up to 5 high
  • Top is MDF sandwiched between laminate layers with laminate edge
  • Base is bent cold-rolled steel with powder coat paint finish
  • Base attaches to top with stainless steel screws
  • Three nylon bumpers underneath the top prevent scratches when tables are stacked
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®

 

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Born to a baker, and orphaned at age twelve, Florence Schust grew up Saginaw, Michigan. Schust demonstrated an early interest in architecture and was enrolled at the Kingswood School for Girls, adjacent to the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

While at Kingswood, Florence befriended Eilel Saarinen, whom she would later study under at Cranbrook. Warmly embraced by the Saarinen family, Florence seeded in Michigan the foundations of her incredible design education and pioneering career. Florence went on to study under some of the greatest 20th century architects, including Gropius, Breuer, and Mies. In 1941 Florence moved to New York where she met Hans Knoll who was establishing his 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. In creating the revolutionary Knoll Planning Unit, Florence Knoll defined the standard for the modern corporate interiors of post-war America.

After the tragic death of Hans Knoll in 1955, Florence Knoll led the company as president through uncertain times. In 1960 she resigned the presidency to focus on directing design and development and, in 1965 after pioneering an industry and defining the landscape and aesthetic of the corporate office, Florence Knoll Bassett (she remarried in 1957) retired from the company. Her contributions to Knoll, and to the rise of modernism in America, are immeasurable.