With her architect’s eye and keen sense of proportion, Florence Knoll knew that furniture could make daily life a well-designed pleasure. She humbly referred to her contributions to the Knoll furniture catalog as its “meat and potatoes,” but she applied smart style to ergonomic principles so deftly that many decades since its inception, her Model 31 speaks in a contemporary voice.
Florence Knoll’s experience leading the Knoll Planning Unit led to a holistic understanding of interiors and special attention to scale and proportion in her furniture designs. She understood the importance of comfort and pursued it with the same exacting perfectionism that gave all her designs their trademark precision and style.
The Florence Knoll Model 31 and Model 33 were reissued in late 2023, nearly seventy years since their original debut.